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Wayne Dillon
Wayne Dillon




Wayne Dillon (Dunedin, Florida) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Education from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from The University of Miami (FL). Dillon is the former Director of Bands at Elizabeth High School in New Jersey. He has been awarded the State of New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award, and most recently was named the New Jersey Outstanding Jazz Educator for 2021. The Elizabeth High School marching band earned ten state championships, and the symphonic and jazz bands achieved consistent superior ratings during Dillon’s tenure. He currently provides clinics for schools and organizations on a variety of topics including performance, leadership, mindset coaching, rehearsal management, and show design. He has conducted clinics in Japan, South America, Canada, and the United States. Dillon is currently the Chief Judge of the winds division of Winter Guard International. He also serves on the music administration team for Drum Corps International and the Florida Federation of Colorguards outdoor division. Dillon served as the Brass Caption Head for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from 2006-2011. He has also worked on the music staff of the ten-time world champion The Cadets, serving as the music supervisor in 2002. In 2010-2011, Dillon served as a staff member for the US Army All-American Marching Band, and in 2020, Dillon was honored with his induction into The Buglers Hall of Fame.