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Daniel Wood
Daniel Wood




Daniel “Chip” Wood is currently in his second year as Orchestra Director and Music Industry Program Coordinator at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He is on his 24th year of teaching music education. Previously, Mr. Wood was director of bands of the nationally recognized Seminole High School Band Program from 1999 to 2013 and director of bands at East Lake High School from 1994 to 1999. While under his 14 years at Seminole, the program performed, competed, and experienced international, national, and regional events from coast to coast. Under his leadership, the Seminole program was the first in the state of Florida to receive the prestigious Sudler Shield from the John Philip Sousa Foundation in 2004. Under Chip’s direction, the S.H.S. band saw much success at Bands of America Regional and Grand Nationals Championships, the Music for All National Festival, and were winners of State of Florida FMBC contests. Furthermore, through Mr. Wood’s tenure, the program expanded in every facet including consistent Winter Guard International Scholastic World Championships finalist winter guards and superior rated concert ensembles, jazz ensembles, and percussion ensembles. Daniel Wood is a graduate of the University of Florida and studied conducting and percussion studies. Chip has served as an instructional staff member for the Suncoast Sound, Magic of Orlando, and Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. In addition, he has been a Pinellas County Schools Teacher of the Year finalist and music educator of the year recipient. He stays active as a clinician, consultant, and guest conductor throughout the Southeastern United States. In addition, he has served as an adjudicator for BOA, the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Marching Band Coalition, Florida Federation of Color Guards, South Carolina Band Directors Association, and the Colorado Bandmasters Association. He currently is the FMBC judging coordinator for the state of Florida. Chip resides in Seminole, Florida, with his lovely wife Kay and their son Connor.