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.

Michaela Vaughn - Associate Director of Bands

Michaela Vaughn is in her second year of teaching as the Associate Director of Bands at Daphne High School. She attended Ider High School in DeKalb County Alabama where William Mixon and Skylar McHan were her band directors. Mrs. Vaughn attended the University of South Alabama where she was a member of the South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band, principal trumpet player in the South Alabama Wind Ensemble and other group ensembles such as the trumpet ensemble, brass quintet, symphony orchestra, choir, and the South Alabama Faculty Brass Quintet. Mrs. Vaughn is a member of National Educators Association (NEA), Alabama Education Association (AEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), and International Trumpet Guild (ITG). Mrs. Vaughn lives in Daphne with her husband, Drew Pritchard. Her 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