Jody Dunn is currently in his 33rd year as a band director. He assumed his current position as Director of Bands at Crestview High School in 2006. Under his direction, the Crestview Band has received the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, the highest award given by the Florida Bandmasters Association, several times.
In 2011, Mr. Dunn was a clinician / conductor for the Southeastern United States Honor Band at Troy University. In 2012, the Crestview High School Band was featured in the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. In 2014, the Wind Ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In February of 2017, the Wind Ensemble performed at the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic in Troy, Alabama. In the spring of 2019 and 2023, Mr. Dunn served as the guest clinician / conductor of the Matanuska-Susitna Honor Band in Palmer, Alaska. In 2020, he was the clinician / conductor of the Florida All-State High School Honor Band.
He is active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the southeast. He has served on the state executive board of the Florida Bandmasters Association as district chairman as well as chair of the FBA Ethics Committee and chair of the FBA Marching Band Task Force. He is a recipient of the Certificate of Merit from the National Band Association. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Florida Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, the American School Band Directors Association and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, where he served as president of the Omega Chapter.
Mr. Dunn is a recent recipient of the prestigious Florida Bandmasters Association Oliver Hobbs Award. Jody is the proud father of Olivia, Elizabeth, Joseph and Elijah.