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Wayne Dillon
Wayne Dillon




Wayne Dillon holds a master’s degree in Jazz performance/pedagogy from The University of Miami (FL). He completed both his Honors Fine Arts and Education degrees from York University in Toronto, Canada. Wayne is currently the Director of Bands at the Frank J. Ciccarell Academy in Elizabeth, New Jersey. His teaching responsibilities include Music Technology, along with Jazz, Symphonic, and Marching Bands. The Elizabeth High School Symphonic and Jazz bands have consistently earned superior ratings during Wayne’s tenure. The Marching Band was awarded three consecutive State Championships from 2005-2007. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, the marching band was named USSBA State and National Champions in group VA. Wayne is an active adjudicator for Drum Corps International, Bands of America, and Winter Guard International. He has judged the prestigious National championships for all three organizations over the past thirty years. He is currently a judge liaison for DCI, responsible for judge assignments and training and is also an educational clinician for the Conn-Selmer Music Corporation. Wayne has served as the brass caption head with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from Boston, Massachusetts. He has also worked on the music staff of the ten-time world champion Cadets of Bergen County, New Jersey, serving as the music supervisor in 2002. In 2010-2011, Wayne served as a staff member for the US Army All-American Marching Band. As a performer, Wayne has played with The Studio Jazz band and the Art Blakey jazz ensemble from the University of Miami. Outside of school, Wayne has performed and recorded with; Jeff Healey, Albert Collins, KC and the Sunshine Band, Al Chez (from the Dave Letterman band), Steve Brosky, The Meteors, Jay and the Technics, Don Mayer, and The Hamilton Philharmonic. He currently plays with Tower Suite. In 2008, Wayne was awarded the State of New Jersey Governor’s teacher recognition award for his work with the music program at Elizabeth High School.