David Boggs, M.A.
Director of Athletic Bands
Office: Hettenhausen Center for the Arts (Hett) 1092
Phone: (618) 537-6492
M.A., Jazz Studies, Indiana University
B.S., Music Education, Tennessee Technological University
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 15th year at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, where he serves as the Director of the Marching Bearcat Band and Pep Bands, handles the administrative aspects of the Avidity Winter Guard programs, serves as the Director of the Music in Our Schools Programs, and oversees music student recruitment. He is also Corps Director of the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to his appointment at McKendree University he was the Director of Bands at Rolling Meadows High School (IL) 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 (IL). 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 and Music City Drum and Bugle Corps. He has written two educational teaching guides: “Suggestion for Administering a Successful Jazz Festival’ and ‘The Marching Technique Guide’ prepared for the Smith-Walbridge Drum Major Clinics and presented at the IAJE and CBDNA Athletic Bands Conferences. Mr. Boggs is an active marching, concert and jazz adjudicator and clinician in the Midwest area.