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Band Director Earns Honor

Broken Arrow High School Director of Bands Darrin Davis has been elected into the membership of the American Bandmasters Association for his accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of the Wind Ensemble and its literature.

ABA membership is by invitation only and offered to approximately 300 leaders in the profession. Of the active members, only 30 are high school band directors.

Davis is in his 25th year of teaching in Broken Arrow and ninth year as director of bands at Broken Arrow High School. Bands under his direction have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Midwest Clinic and have won multiple Bands of America Grand National Championship awards.

“Darrin Davis is one of the true gems of our Broken Arrow community,” Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop says. “He has dedicated his life to leading our kids with passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are all so proud of this incredible honor.”

The Broken Arrow band program was also awarded the prestigious Sudler Shield in 2015 from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

“I am so fortunate to work in the Broken Arrow school district and am incredibly grateful to my colleagues and my students for giving me this opportunity,” Davis says.

In addition to his duties at BAHS, Davis has been a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States.

“I never imagined so long ago that I would be able to stand alongside so many amazing conductors and composers from America’s rich heritage of concert band performances,” he says.

Updated 03-22-2018

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