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David Carbone
David Carbone




David Carbone has over 30 years of experience in music education, including a 25-year career as a band director at the high school and collegiate levels in Florida, Ohio, Texas, and South Carolina. Carbone holds a Master’s degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of South Florida, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Miami.

Throughout his career, ensembles under Carbone’s leadership have excelled and consistently received superior ratings on the concert stage and in sight-reading. His marching ensembles have consistently advanced to finals contests at Bands of America (BOA) Regional and Super Regional Championships, as well as finished in the top 20 at the BOA Grand National Championships Semi-Finals five years consecutively. At Bellbrook High School (2001-2006), Carbone led the Marching Eagles to two BOA Grand National Class Championships (A/AA), and the indoor percussion ensemble to a Winter Guard International Bronze Medal (PSO). At his most recent appointment as Director of Bands at May River High School in South Carolina (2017-2019), Carbone grew the program from 26 members to over 100 in less than two years, and the band was recipient of the South Carolina Band Directors Association Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) in the spring of 2019, the first for a high school in Beaufort County in over 50 years.

Prior to moving to South Carolina, Carbone served as Associate Director of Bands (2007-2011) and Director of Bands (2011-2015) at James Martin High School in Texas, where his concert ensembles earned the University Interscholastic League (UIL) “Sweepstakes” Award eight years consecutively. In addition, the Martin High School Wind Ensemble received an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2015, and the Symphony Orchestra was recognized as the Texas UIL Honor Orchestra “Runner-up” in 2014. Before his tenure at James Martin High School, Carbone served as visiting professor and interim band director at the University of Texas at Arlington (2006-2007). Recently “retired” from public education, Carbone enjoys an active schedule as a composer and arranger as well as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Lowcountry Community Concert Band, an affiliate of the University of South Carolina at Beaufort. As an active adjudicator for Bands of America and Drum Corps International, he has served on numerous national and world championship judging panels since 2002. Carbone is also in demand as a band consultant, concert festival judge, and guest conductor nationwide.

He resides in the beautiful Lowcountry/Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina with his wife Carrie, son Beckett, daughter Jordan, and dogs Daisy, Owen, and Leo.