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Dave Whaley

Dobyns-Bennett High School
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Dave Whaley, Percussion Director for Dobyns-Bennett High School, began working with the program in 2009. He is a graduate of Sullivan East High School and East Tennessee State University. While in attendance at ETSU Dave was a member of the Marching Band, Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble. Dave has performed at Carnegie Hall and several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. In 2005, Dave was a member of the ETSU percussion ensemble that took first place in the small ensemble division and won the Fred Sanford Award at the PASIC marching festival.

Dave has spent time working with several other high schools in the Tri-Cities area and most recently served as the Percussion Director at Tennessee High School in Bristol, TN. His professional affiliations include the East Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association and the Percussive Arts Society.

Dave and his wife Jennifer live in Elizabethton, Tennessee where he is also a part-time music minister.