Matthew Cicero

Associate Band Director


Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The University of Alabama

Master of Music Education from The University of Alabama


Mr. Cicero is in his 7th year of teaching. Prior to teaching at Hoover, he was the Band Director at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, AL.


Matthew Cicero is currently in his fifth year as Associate Director of Bands at Hoover High School. He received both his Bachelor and Master Degrees from The University of Alabama. He was a Graduate Assistant with the Music Education Department and an Adjunct Graduate Assistant with the Million Dollar Band. While in college he was an active performer with the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Winds and Huxford Symphony Orchestra. He was a Graduate Director of the Campus Band, a community band based in Tuscaloosa, as well as an active clinician and private teacher.

Mr. Cicero is the Director of  Concert Band I, Concert Band II and JB3 and assists with the Hoover Marching Programs.  His groups consistently receive superior ratings at adjudication events and perform at numerous local venues. Prior to his position at Hoover High School he was Director of Bands at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, AL. During his tenure at Hamilton he taught 6-12 grade band classes, Music Appreciation and Jazz Band. Under his Direction the Hamilton Band grew rapidly in size to over one hundred members and the Hamilton Marching and Symphonic Band programs received high ratings at festivals and adjudications.

Mr. Cicero is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Alabama Music Educators Association, and the Alabama Bandmasters Association. He lives in Helena with his wife Jessica and daughter Adelynn.