- Alumni Spotlight
Tré Fairley is a Hattiesburg native and 2015 Hattiesburg High School graduate. Ever since the age of 4, Tré had an interest in music. He grew up playing drums in church and also for school up towards him being a percussionist in the HHS Tiger Band. While still in High School, he joined the United States Army Band, playing alongside college professors and seasoned band directors as one of the youngest professional musicians in the history of Army bandsmen. Whilst playing in the Army Band, he attended Jackson State University, where he marched in the Summa Cum Laude of bands, the “Sonic Boom Of The South” as a percussionist in “War&Thunder”.
Much like the Hattiesburg High School mission statement, Tré has become a productive citizen of the global community. His gifts have afforded him the opportunity to travel to other states and countries, teaching and learning within different cultures. He recently traveled to Normandy, France, to play music for the 2023 D-Day commemorations of World War II. While honoring the men and women who fought in WWII, he exchanged knowledge and skills with the French Army Bandsmen.
Furthermore, as a Transportation Management Coordinator, Tré has overseen the logistical planning and action of equipment totaling over a billion dollars. He has successfully trained and instructed many soldiers and civilians on vehicles and equipment to ensure the competency of the future military force.
During the recent pandemic, Tré traveled all over the country as a lineman, helping power companies restore communities by rebuilding power lines and installing new technologies that would make the future of troubleshooting quicker and easier.
Throughout his professional career, he has earned various awards and medals within the United States Military. He has also earned other certifications, including a Class-A CDL, OSHA safety Certificate, Electrical Technician Certification, and Transportation Management Coordinator, and is currently working to complete his private pilot license.
Tré is currently stationed at The 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO. He is married to his Lillie Burney sweetheart, Olivia Fairley (formerly known as Olivia Carter), who is also an HHS Class of 2015 graduate. They have a Daughter, Odyssey Fairley (1), who enjoys her trampoline and Blues Clues!