Director of Bands
Jeremy Lamar Lumpkin is currently in his first year of teaching at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia. During his four year tenure at West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, the program grew from forty-three to over ninety members. The marching band was undefeated in class AA and AAA for three consecutive years. The concert band made two appearances at the Tennessee Music Educator Association’s State Festival, as well as received superior ratings in grades III, IV, V, and VI at the East Tennessee State Band And Orchestra Concert Festival. The percussion ensemble was very successful, winning best in class PSCO at the 2015 WGI Regional in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While teaching at West High School, Jeremy Lumpkin was also on staff with Rhythm X Winds. During his time as a staff member with Rhythm X, the ensemble placed first in the WGI World Championship Competition in Dayton, Ohio.
Jeremy Lumpkin received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in Music Education as well as a Master’s Degree from The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Saxophone Performance. During his time at UTK, he was a member of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band as a section leader, as well as a Black Suit/assistant drum major. He was also a member of the UT Wind Ensemble, jazz band, and saxophone quartet. Jeremy Lumpkin received the African American Incentive Grant to attend the University of Tennessee. He also received the Clayton Arnold Teachers Award, the THEC Minority Teachers Fellowship, and the J. Julian Music award.
During his time at The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Jeremy worked as a graduate assistant in the saxophone department. He was the co-principal of the Wind Symphony and was given the opportunity to perform a world premier of a saxophone concerto with the chamber symphony at a new music convention. Jeremy Lumpkin was a part of the jazz band, chamber players, and graduate saxophone quartet. He was rewarded the Yates Graduate Assistantship, which is only awarded to twenty students in the entire University. In 2014, Jeremy Lumpkin received The Young Music Educator of the Year Award from the Da Capo Association of the Tennessee Music Educators Association. In the same year, he was awarded Teacher of the Year by the students and faculty of West High School. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated as well as Phi Sigma Theta Honors Fraternity.
Assistant Director of Bands
Mr. Daniels received his Bachelor's of Production Studies in Performing Arts and Music from Clemson University. He has a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville under Dr. Gary Sousa. Prior to his appointment at Collins Hill he served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Dobyns-Bennett High School, a Bands of America Grand National Finalist program. During his time at Dobyns-Bennett High School, he aided in the preparation of their top ensemble’s performance at the American Bandmasters Association’s National Concert Band Festival. Daniels has performed in multiple ensembles including The University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble, Stateline Wind Symphony, Tennessee Wind Symphony, and the Brass Band of Appalachia. His professional affiliations include the National Band Association, National Association for Music Educators, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Outside of music, Mr. Daniels enjoys sports, traveling, cooking, and rooting for his Clemson Tigers, and Tennessee Volunteers!