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 11th 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 ninth year as Associate Director of Bands at Hoover High School. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s 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 Jazz Band 3 (JB3). He also assists with the Hoover Marching Programs. The competition marching band has been a finalist at BOA regionals on numerous occasions as well as 2018 4A class champion at the Jacksonville BOA regional. His concert groups consistently receive superior ratings at adjudication events and perform at numerous local venues. JB3 performed at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 2017, Loyola Jazz Festival in 2018 and 2022, and the JENerations Jazz Festival in 2020. Prior to his position at Hoover High School, he was Director of Bands at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, AL.
Mr. Cicero is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Jazz Education Network, the Alabama Music Educators Association, and the Alabama Bandmasters Association. He lives in Helena with his wife, Jessica, and daughter, Adelynn.