William Nichols


Mr. William Payden Nichols is the Director of Bands at St. John's High School. Payden has over a decade of experience working with middle and high school students across South Carolina. His main duties include leading the Concert Bands, the Mighty Islander Marching Band, and the Islander Jazz Band. 

Payden is originally from the Greenville area where he previously led numerous percussion programs, including the 2009 SC 3A Marching Band champions. He is also a well-known program builder, and has created and consulted on many award-winning ensembles. 

Payden is a graduate cum laude of Anderson University where he was a regular performer in a number of local and regional music groups. 

When not teaching, Payden and his wife enjoy spending time on the beach with their two dogs or exploring the Charleston area's many beautiful sites. 

Contact Information

 (843) 559-6219.
Room #:
 Room G-105
 Office Hours:
Mondays & Fridays 2:30 - 3:00

Courses Available

Band 1- Beginner Band
Band 2/3/4- Advanced Band
Marching Band
Jazz Band