2017-18 Band Staff


Jamar Dumas - Director of Bands

Jamar Dumas is in his 6th year as the Director of Bands at Daphne High School. He attended Lawrence County High School in Moulton, Alabama where Reggie Tolbert and Bob Patton were his band directors. Mr. Dumas graduated from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He was a member of the acclaimed Marching Southerners and principal oboist of the Chamber Winds. Upon Graduation in 2005, he accepted the associate director position at Oak Grove High School in Birmingham, AL. In 2008, he became the Director of Bands at Satsuma High School in Satsuma, AL. Bands and ensembles under his direction have consistently earned superior ratings across the region. He is also a clinician and adjudicator across the southeast as well as Program Coordinator at Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Dumas is a member of the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), Alabama Bandmasters Association (ABA), Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity. Mr Dumas lives in Daphne with his beautiful wife Shelly and daughter Madison Elizabeth. His teaching duties include Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, IB/AP Music, International Music and Guitar.





Chris LeBatard - Associate Director of Bands

Chris LeBatard is in his first year of teaching as the Associate Director of Bands at Daphne High School. He attended Pascagoula High School in Pascagoula, Mississippi where John Taylor and Greg Puckett were his band directors. Mr. LeBatard attended the University of South Alabama where he was a member of the South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band, principal euphonium player in the South Alabama Wind Ensemble and other group ensembles such as the tuba/euphonium ensemble, brass quintet, choir, and clarinet choir. Mr. LeBatard is a member of the National Educators Association (NEA), Alabama Education Association (AEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA). Mr. LeBatard lives in Daphne with his wife, Amber-Lynn LeBatard. His teaching duties include Marching Band, Concert Band, and Piano I & II. 



 









Jordan Looney - Color Guard Director/Instructor























Justin Williams - Band Arranger
Marching Band Show Arrangements













John Dunlap - Percussion Arranger
Marching Band Show Percussion Arrangements
Indoor Percussion Show Arrangements










Josh Harper - Percussion Co-Director
Battery Instructor
Indoor Percussion Ensemble Consultant