Phone: 256-768-2800


Degrees and Certifications:

Education Specialist - University of North Alabama - 2016 MA of Arts in Education - University of North Alabama - 2011 BA of Science in Music - University of North Alabama - 2008

Mr. Russell Belote

Hello! My name is Russell Belote and I am the Band Director at Hibbett Intermediate School. Additionally, I assist with band instruction at FMS Middle School as well as Florence High School.  At Hibbett, we offer young musicians the opportunity to get started learning Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion.  Through the years, our band students get the opportunity to travel to, and perform at, some of the most exciting venues in our country, as well as pump up our Falcon Family at concerts, parades, and football games.  I'm always excited to see new faces joining our band family each year and I can't wait to meet YOU! If you have any questions about what BAND can do for you and your family, don't hesitate to contact me day or night! Go Falcons!

Class Schedule

  • Hibbett:

    1st 7:30-8:20 Beginning Band (6th)

    2nd 8:20-9:10 Beginning Band (5th)

    3rd 9:10-10:00 Beginning Band (6th)

    Florence Middle School (Different Bell Schedule)

    3rd 10:00-10:50 FMS Band

    4th 10:55-11:45 FMS Band

    5th 11:50-12:40 FMS Band

    6th 12:45-1:35 FMS Band

    Florence High School

    7th 1:40-2:30 Percussion Ensemble / Instrumental Techniques

    8th 2:35-3:25 Marching Band / Symphonic Band


    After School Rehearsals (High School Only)

    Mondays 3:30p -5:00p

    Tuesday 6:00p - 8:30p

    Thursday 3:30p - 4:30p