Yvonne Daye, Bassoon
Band Director, Hickory High School
M.M Music Education with emphasis in Conducting, Old Dominion University
B.M. Music Performance, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ms. Yvonne M. Daye is a Band Director at Hickory High School in Chesapeake, VA. She previously served as the Director of Bands at Maury High School, Assistant Director of the Norfolk All City Jazz Band. Ms. Daye earned her Master’s in Music Education with an emphasis in conducting from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and Bachelor’s of Music from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her tenure as an educator, Ms. Daye worked for Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma’s National Headquarters focusing on Chapter and Colony Education, Risk Management, and Leadership Development.
During her time at ODU, she served as Graduate Assistant for the Monarch Athletic Bands. As a conducting student, Ms. Daye studied techniques, literature, and conducting pedagogy under Mr. Dennis Zeisler and guest conducted the ODU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Her work with the Monarch Athletic Bands included engaging student leadership and worked as a technician to facilitate the learning marching band music and drill. While at VCU she performed at Carnegie Hall, the Virginia Music Educators Association, Virginia-All State Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the 2011 American Bandmasters Association Conference. She has performed in various ensembles across the country that include world premieres of works by Adam Gorb, John Mackey, Julie Giroux, and Stephen Bryant.
Ms. Daye is a member of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, Women Band Directors International, National Association for Music Education, Black Women Band Directors, National Band Association, Minority Band Directors National Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Ms. Daye is also a Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi, alumnae of Sigma Alpha Iota and holds Honorary Membership of Tau Beta Sigma.