The Donoho Band is a high school performing ensemble, participating in school and community events, as well as most Alabama Bandmaster Association events.
At Donoho, we offer a variety of ensembles: pep band, concert band, and jazz band. In addition to our seasonal ensembles, we also participate in State Music Performance Assessment, formerly known as "State Concert Band Festival", and having earned overall superior ratings thus far.
In addition to our Donoho School ensembles, students are allowed to participate in individual ABA events, such as Solo and Ensemble, District and State Honor Bands, and various collegiate honor bands.
Regarding our Director:
David Swinney has been teaching since 1996 in both public and private school education, as well as local church music ministry. He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University (where he was a Marching Southerner), marched with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps (1989-1992), later served on staff with Southwind as a soprano technician and brass caption head (1996-1997), and is most importantly a cancer survivor. David and his wife Lisa have three children, Abby, Erin, and Samuel.