Mr. Jesse Stevens is joining Marshall University this year as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Band Director. Mr. Stevens received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and his Master of Arts in Music Education degrees at Jacksonville State University.
While at Jacksonville State University, Mr. Stevens was a member of the Marching Southerners, JSU Percussion Ensemble, JSU Chamber Winds, JSU Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band. During his graduate degree, Mr. Stevens was the University Bands Graduate Assistant for two years working alongside Dr. Kenneth G Bodiford and the rest of the band staff. He coordinated Bands of America JSU Regional, Contest of Champions, and the JSU Honor Band. Additionally, Mr. Stevens is still currently the social media manager and video editor for the JSU Marching Southerners and Gadsden Music Company in Gadsden, AL.
Mr. Stevens is a percussionist and an avid marching band arranger for several ensembles in the southeast. He has written for groups such as Sonoraville High School in Calhoun, GA, Luella High School in Luella, GA, Prattville High School in Prattville, AL and several more!
Mr. Stevens was a member of Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2012. (DCI World Championship Finalist 2011 & 2012). He is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), College Band Director National Association (CBDNA), National Band Association (NBA), and Kappa Kappa Psi - National Honorary Band Fraternity.