Joshua S. Jackson is in his sixth year as Director of Bands at William R. Boone High School where he oversees all aspects of the band program. A native of Middlesboro, Kentucky, he earned a Bachelor’s of Music (Theory and Composition) from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1998) and a Master’s of Music in Education from the University of Kentucky (2000). While at UK, Mr. Jackson also served as the Coordinator of Color Guard.
Mr. Jackson is an active composer/arranger, designer, and clinician in the Southeastern United States. In 2005, his work Sketches for Wind Ensemble, won the Virginia CBDNA New Music Award. He has also served as a band clinician at the Carson Newman College Summer Music Camps and the East Tennessee Youth Wind Ensemble Honors Band. Under his direction, the Central Symphonic Band was selected to play at the CBDNA Southern Division Conference and the Tennessee Music Educators Associate State Convention. The Central Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band were both named National Honor Bands in 2007. Mr. Jackson was awarded Teacher of the Year at Central High School 2 times and has been awarded the National Band Association Citation of Excellence. He has served as the Band Chair for the Tennessee Music Educator’s State Conference, a board member for the Carolina Indoor Performance Association, a member of the Knox County Music Leadership Team, and has been inducted into Phi Beta Mu (International Bandmasters Fraternity). While in Kentucky and Tennessee, he also served as director for X Performance Ensemble, an Independent Winter Guard. In addition to his duties as Director of Bands, Mr. Jackson is also a director and designer for the nationally competitive Pegasus Winter Guards.
Stephen Cook, Associate Director of Bands
Mr. Cook is the Associate Director of Bands at Boone High School. He is responsible for teaching the Symphony Band, AP Music Theory, Percussion Techniques, Piano, and Marching Band. Mr. Cook joined the Boone High School Faculty in the summer of 2014.
A native of Metro-Detroit, Mr. Cook is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he received his Bachelor’s in Music Education. Prior to his appointment at Boone, Mr. Cook worked at the Detroit Country Day Middle School, where he taught three instrumental music classes and two music appreciation classes in the Spring of 2014. He student taught at Pioneer Middle School in Plymouth, MI with director Karen Tharp and at Plymouth High School with Directors Dave Armbruster and Jon Thomann.
At Michigan State, Mr. Cook was a member of the MSU Wind Symphony for three years. He was also a member of the MSU Symphony Orchestra and Musique 21 (MSU’s contemporary music ensemble). While in ensembles, he played the Eb, Bb, A, Bass, Alto, Eb and Bb contra clarinets. He studied clarinet with acclaimed clarinet soloist Dr. Caroline Hartig and Professor Theodore Oien, principal of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He studied conducting privately with MSU’s Assistant Director of Bands, Dr. Cormac Cannon, and also with Dr. Colin Mckenzie.
Mr. Cook was on staff with the nationally competitive Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Marching Band as the clarinet instructor and visual tech since 2011. He has also been on staff at Novi High School and Hazel Park High School. In the summer of 2011, he was a conductor of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Cook is a member of NAfME and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Jeremy Logan, Associate Director of Bands
Jeremy Logan is currently the Director of Percussion at William R. Boone High School in Orlando, FL. Jeremy’s duties include teaching all percussion classes at Boone as well as conducting the Jazz Band and teaching Group Piano. Jeremy previously served as Percussion Coordinator at Veterans Memorial High School, Garner Middle School and Douglas MacArthur High School in San Antonio, TX and Weslaco High School in Weslaco, TX. Jeremy was also Assistant Band Director at Covington Middle School in Austin, TX.
Jeremy has been involved in the marching arts as an instructor and performer for the last 15 years. Jeremy marched three seasons with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps as a member of the Front Ensemble from 2004-2006. During this time the Corps was a two-time Drum Corps International World Champion and the Front Ensemble was a three-time Individual and Ensemble Percussion Ensemble Champion. He was also a member of the Louisiana State University Golden Band from Tigerland Drumline from 2003-2007 spending the 2006 and 2007 seasons as Drum Captain and Arranger. Jeremy spent 2008 as a Graduate Assistant at Auburn University where he was in charge of the Auburn University Marching Band Front Ensemble. During the 2013 and 2014 Spring Semesters Jeremy was on staff at the University of Texas at San Antonio as an instructor of the Rhythm of San Antonio Indoor Drumline. Jeremy is currently a front ensemble instructor with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps.
Jeremy received a Master of Music Education degree from Auburn University in Auburn, AL where he studied percussion with Dr. Doug Rosener. He is also a graduate of Louisiana State University where he studied with Dr. Brett William Dietz and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. Jeremy’s other primary teachers have been Dr. Greg Byrne, Brett Kuhn, Alan Miller, Erik Johnson, Jim Ancona, Matt Janus, and Jim Cassella.
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