Donny Allen, Horn
Band Director, Grassfield High School
Dr. Donny Allen has directed university, high school, and middle school bands throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He holds a BM and MM from East Carolina University, and the DMA from the University of Memphis. He is currently the Director of Bands at Grassfield High School. The program includes the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, 9th Grade Band, Winter Guard, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Ensembles.
Previously, he served as Director of Bands at South Forsyth High School, in Forsyth County, Georgia. He has also served as a Director for the Oviedo High School Bands. Donny’s secondary school teaching experience began as Director of Bands for West Craven High School in Vanceboro, North Carolina.
At the university level, Donny served as the Director of Athletic Bands and Associate Director of Bands at the University of Central Florida. He served as Director of the Marching Knights and conductor of the Symphonic Band and Concert Band. Dr. Allen was the Coordinator for Instrumental Music Education, teaching music education methods courses and supervising student teachers in the Florida public schools. Donny has also served as the Assistant Director of Bands for the Georgia Institute of Technology. There he was Conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and was the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands.
Dr. Allen has extensive experience in the marching arts, having served on the brass staffs of the Santa Clara Vanguard, the Cavaliers, the Bluecoats and the Spirit of Atlanta. He was a marching member of the Bluecoats.
Dr. Allen served in the U.S. Army bands for the Infantry Band at Ft. Benning, GA and the Signal Corps Band at Ft. Gordon, GA. He holds membership in the International Horn Society, National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, Virginia Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, and honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.