After a public call for expressions of interest, audition and interview, we are proud to welcome John Davis as the Associate Conductor for 2018.
John Davis has been a music educator for 25 years, having recently served as a Teacher Peer Evaluator for the Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida and as Director of Instrumental Music at Riverview High School. His bands have twice been selected to perform at Bands of America Regional and National Concert Band Festivals, while three of his programs were selected as Music Demonstration Schools by the Florida Department of Education. In addition, his Flanagan HS program was named a Grammy Signature School and winner of the 2002 Grammy Award of Special Merit. He is also a past member and brass instructor for the DCI World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Wind Conducting from James Madison University. In 2017, he completed his Master of Education Management and Leadership degree at the University of Melbourne. Mr. Davis currently teaches at Sacred Heart Girls’ College and Blackburn High School.
Mr. Davis has served as an adjudicator for the Victorian Schools Music Festival, and has been in demand as a clinician for school bands in Victoria and New South Wales. He performs with D2 Drumline, conducts the Melbourne Tramways Band, and serves as Director of the marching band for Syrian refugee children through the Australian Syrian Charity.