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Marching Band History

A History of the Daphne High School Band Program

Established in 1989

Band Directors:
                        1989 - 1994 - Richard Suk - Director of Bands (came in 2nd quarter of the fall semester)
                        1994 - 2010 - Richard D. Faison - Director of Bands (Retired December 2010)
                        1996 - 2016 - Mark Foster - Associate Director/Percussion Director (Retired June 2016)
                        2011 - Spring - Mark Foster - Interim Director of Bands/Percussion Director
                        2011 - Spring - David Dueitt - Assistant Director/Symphonic Band Director
                        2011 - Present - Jamar Dumas - Director of Bands
                        2016 - 2017 - Lee T Hughes - Associate Director of Bands
                        2017- Present - Michaela Vaughn - Assistant Director of Bands
                    


Although the information below is incomplete, you are welcome to help me fill in the gaps with photos/videos and other information.
You can click on the show title to see the you tube video.

1989
First Year
ABA District Festival - All Superiors
ABA State Festival - Excellent Ratings

1990
Second Year
First Marching Band


1991


1992


1993
no information available

1994
1994 – Chicago
Free
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Saturday In the Park
25 or 6 to 4
4

1995
1995 – Tower of Power
You’re Still A Young Man (Intro)
What is Hip?
So Very Hard To Go
Soul Vaccination

1996
1996 – James Bond Show
James Bond Theme
After The Love Has Gone
Fantasy
In The Stone

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006
 

2007

2008

2009

2010
Heart of Dixie Competition - 2nd in Class
Panhandle Invitational - 2nd in Contest
Gulf Coast Contest of Champions - Best in Class - 4th in Contest
Symphonic Band - MPA - Superior (Straight I's)

2011
A-Town Classic - Best In Class - 2nd in Contest
Emerald Coast Classic - Best In Class
Gulf Coast Showcase of Champions - Best In Class - 3rd in Contest
Symphonic Band - MPA - Superior (Straight I's)

2012

Heart of Dixie Competition - Best In Class - A-AA Champions
Deep South Band Competition - Best In Class - Grand Champions
Symphonic Band - MPA - Superior (Straight I's)

2013
Southern Showcase - 
Best In Class - AAA Champions
Emerald Coast Classic - Best in Class - 4th place Overall
Dixieland Band Classic - Best In Class - Grand Champion
Symphonic Band - MPA - Superior with Distinction (Straight I's all A's)

2014
From the Earth to the Moon

Sparks in the Park- Best in Class - 2nd Place Overall
Dixieland Band Classic - Best In Class - Grand Champion AAA
Deep South Competition - Best in Class - Grand Champion
Wind Ensemble - MPA - I I I I I (Superior with Distinction)
Concert Band - MPA - I I I I I
2014 - 2015 Full Archives

2015
Honor

A-Town Invitational - Best in Class - Overall Grand Champion
Little Big Horn Marching Band Festival - Best in Class - Overall Grand Champion
Dixieland Marching Band Competition - Best in Class - Grand Champion
Wind Ensemble - MPA - I I I I I
Concert Band - MPA - I I I I I 


2016
A Knights Journey

Southern Showcase Marching Band Invitational -  Best in Class - Overall Grand Champion
 Little Big Horn Marching Band Competition - Best in Class - Overall Grand Champions
 Deep South Marching Band Competition - Best in Class - Overall Grand Champions
Wind Ensemble - MPA - I I I I I
Concert Band - MPA - I I I I I
2016-2017 Full Archives


2017
Survival of the Human Spirit

 

AMBA - Opelika Spirit of the South Marching Invitational - Best in Class - Finalist - Grand Champion

AMBA - Beauregard Hornet Marching Invitational - Best in Class - Grand Champion

Wind Ensemble - MPA - 

Concert Band - MPA -

2017-2018 Full Archives







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