Director of Athletic Bands
Office: Hett 1092
Phone: (618) 537-6492
M.A., Jazz Studies, Indiana University
B.S., Music Education, Tennessee Technological University
I am the Director of Bands at McKendree College and direct the Marching Bearcat Band, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. I also teach most of the instrumental music education courses such as Marching and Jazz Techniques, Instrumental Conducting, Band and Choral Organization and team-teach Brass Methods.
My research interests lie in areas which result in a hands-on application in the music field. I love discussing ways to improve music education with teachers who are currently actively working in junior high and high schools.
‘Marching Band Technique Guide’
‘Suggestions for Administering a Jazz Festival’
Presentation on ‘Suggestions for Administering a Jazz Festival’ at the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention in 1997.
David Boggs is serving his 13th year as the Director of Bands at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois , where he serves as the Director of the Marching Bearcat Band and Purple and White Pep Bands, serves as the Director of the Music in Our Schools Programs, and oversees music student recruitment. Prior to his appointment at McKendree University he was the Director of Bands at Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows, Illinois where he conducted all instrumental ensembles as well as serving as the Executive Director of the nationally renowned Jazz In The Meadows Jazz Festival. He also served as Director of Bands at Newton High School in Newton, Illinois . In addition, Mr. Boggs has worked in the music departments of Indiana University and Purdue University . Previous marching experience includes marching with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and teaching with the Cadets of Bergen County. He has written two educational teaching guides: “Suggestion for Administering a Successful Jazz Festival’ and ‘The Marching Technique Guide’ prepared for the Advanced Marching Techniques Class at the Smith-Walbridge Drum major Clinics. Mr. Boggs is an active marching, concert and jazz adjudicator and clinician in the Midwest area.