Here you will find information about the DHS Band Directors.
Jeramy Haas currently serves as Director of Bands and Director of Instrumental Music for Duncan Public Schools in Duncan Oklahoma. He has held this position since 2003. Mr. Haas started his teaching career at Okeene, OK in 1987. During his three years there, his bands received superior ratings at the district level all three years and his third year, 1990; the Okeene High School band received the OSSAA Sweepstakes Award. In 1990, Mr. Haas moved to Cordell, OK where his bands were awarded superior ratings at the district contest all 13 years that he taught there. The Cordell HS Band was awarded the OSSAA Sweepstakes award three times: 1996, 2002, & 2003 and the OSSAA Outstanding Achievement Award twice: 1993 & 1998. Since arriving in Duncan, the DHS Bands have won steady acclaim. They were awarded the OSSAA Sweepstakes Award in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the OSSAA Outstanding Achievement Award in 2006 and 2016.
Mr. Haas has served as president of the Southwest Oklahoma Band Director’s Association, the Shortgrass Band Director’s Association and also as president of the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association. He has also served as President of the Oklahoma Music Adjudicator's Association. In 1994, Mr. Haas was selected as the Band Director of the Year by the Southwest Oklahoma Band Directors Association. He was also selected as Teacher of the Year for Cordell Schools in 1994 and 1999. In 2014, Mr. Haas was selected as the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association's Band Director of the Year. Mr. Haas received the OkMEA Exemplary Teacher Award in 2018.
Mr. Haas is a member of the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association, the Southwest Oklahoma Band Director’s Association, Phi Beta Mu, Kappa Kappa Psi, and the Oklahoma Music Adjudicator’s Association. He is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout Oklahoma and Texas.
Mr. Haas holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Instrumental Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK. He is a graduate of Campbell County High School in Gillette, WY. Mr. Haas resides in Duncan, OK with his wife Dawn, and their three children; Scott, Jessica, Joshua.
Quinton Williams currently serves as an assistant director of bands for Duncan public schools in Duncan, Oklahoma. Mr. Williams is also the percussion coordinator for grades 6-12 in the Duncan district. where he directs percussion ensembles at the middle school and high school. Before teaching at Duncan, Mr. Williams taught elementary music in Lawton, Ok and was the drum tech for Cache high school band in Cache, Ok. During his time at Cache he started the percussion ensemble group; under his direction the ensemble received superior ratings at the district and state level.
Mr. Williams has been a member of the Lawton Philharmonic since 2013; he has premiered compositions with the Lawton Philharmonic. Mr. Williams has performed for a meet the composer concert in which he performed James Stephens “Landscapes” for James Stephens. Mr. Williams has performed concerts on drum set with renowned artists such as Allen Vizutti, and the David Alexander band and Saturday night lives percussionist Valarie Naranjo. He has been a repetitive soloist for Cameron University’s percussion ensemble concerts as well as at the State Percussive Arts Society festival. Mr. Williams is the principal percussionist for the Living Christmas Tree, a position he has held since 2011, and music director at his church where he plays Hammond organ and piano. Mr. Williams’ professional affiliations include Percussive Arts Society.
Mr. Williams received a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Cameron University. At Cameron he was awarded the Wilkinson Scholar, Schubert Music Club Scholar, and Phillip Aldine Scholar for his performance and academic excellence. Mr. Williams Currently resides in Duncan with his wife Brenda and their two children Allyson and Quinton Jr.
Dawn Haas serves as an Assistant Director of Bands for Duncan Public Schools in Duncan, Oklahoma. Mrs. Haas directs the sixth grade beginning band, assists with the High School Marching Band, Concert Band and Colorgaurd, woodwind ensembles, and teaches private lessons. Also, she currently serves as Treasurer for the Oklahoma Bandmaster's Association Executive Board. Previously, she has held the position of President, Parlimentarian and Secretary. She also has been the President of the Oklahoma Music Adjudicator's Association. Before moving to Duncan, Mrs. Haas was an assistant for the high school and taught elementary music in Cordell Public Schools in Cordell, OK. Additionally, she served as Administrative Assistant for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Summer Music Camps for several years.
Mrs. Haas holds a Bachelor's degree in Clarinet Performance from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and is a certified Instrumental Music Teacher in Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Hilldale High School in Muskogee, OK. Mrs. Haas is a member of the Oklahoma Bandmaster's Association, the Southwest Oklahoma Band Director's Association, Oklahoma Music Adjudicator's Association, and Tau Beta Sigma. Mrs. Haas resides in Duncan,OK with her husband Jeramy, and their three children; Scott, Jessica, Joshua.
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