Jay Webb (Avon, Indiana) recently retired as the Director of Bands at Avon High School after 29 years. In that time, the Avon Band was consistently recognized as a leader in instrumental music education and pageantry activities. The Avon Band program’s many successes include 55 state and 16 national/world championships, including the Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championship in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The Avon Marching Black and Gold was awarded the Sudler Shield in 2007 and performed in the Tournament of Roses parade in 2012. All aspects of the Band program strive to achieve at the highest national levels with participation in Winter Guard International (WGI), BOA, and Indiana State School Music Association events. In 2016, Avon was awarded their third State Concert Band Championship. In addition, the Avon Band program had two Instrumental groups perform at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2015 in Chicago Illinois. Webb brings a variety of experiences ranging from performances with the award-winning drumline of the Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps from Bayonne, New Jersey to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Webb is a graduate of Butler University. (B.M.E. 1991). Webb has memberships that include Phi Beta Mu, Indiana Bandmasters Association, Indiana Music Educators Association, and as the founding member of Indiana Percussion Association, Webb serves as an adjudicator for BOA, Drum Corps International, and indoor percussion competitions. Webb was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Indiana Percussion Hall of Fame in 2016.