William De Journett
Dr. Bill DeJournett is in his seventh year as the associate director of bands at the University of Mississippi. His duties include assisting with the marching band, conducting the "Rebel Rebound Sound" basketball band, conducting the UM Symphonic band, and teaching courses within the music department. Prior to coming to Ole Miss, DeJournett was director of athletic bands at Colorado State University and at Elon University in North Carolina. DeJournett has also taught in the public schools of Alabama and Georgia. He holds degrees from Jacksonville State University, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Mississippi.
Dr. DeJournett is the author of "Brass Secrets", and his articles have appeared in The Instrumentalist, Fanfare, the NFIMA Journal and the NACWPI Journal. He has presented his research at professional confereneces throughout the Southeast and in Seattle, Washington. His professional associations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Mississippi Bandmaster Association, Music Educators' National Conference, the College Music Society and the College Band Directors' National Association, and has served as state chair for the National Band Association. DeJournett has conducted honor bands and adjudicated concert festivals in Mississippi, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Saskatchewan. He has earned a reputation as a respected marching band adjudicator having judged numerous contests in Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, Mississippi and Arkansas and is currently sanctioned by the USSBA. DeJournett is a former member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps and a former member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford/Loves Park, Illinois, and has instructed various drum corps at the Open Class and World Class levels.E-mail: (email@example.com)