Henderson names new associate band director

Henderson State University has hired Dontay Douglas as the new associate director of bands. Douglas is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for festivals across the Southeast and has presented at state and regional conferences.

Douglas is noted for his drill designs, and last season wrote for 10 high schools in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas, as well as Eastern Michigan University, Florida A&M, and the Miami Dolphins Marching band.

A native of Miami, Florida, Douglas recently completed a Master of Music degree in wind band conducting at Florida Atlantic University where he served as graduate assistant with the athletic and concert Bands.

He taught and assisted in the operations of the FAU band program, including conducting the FAU Wind Ensemble. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Science in music (percussion), cum laude, from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. His previous teaching experiences include work in the South Florida region at Palm Beach Lakes and McArthur High Schools.