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Dan McGuire

Powhatan High School
Director of Percussion/Assistant Band Director
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Dan McGuire serves as Director of Percussion and Assistant Director of Bands at Powhatan High School in Powhatan, VA. Prior to his appointment at Powhatan High School he served as Director of Percussion and Associate Director of Bands at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, TN. Mr. McGuire holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from East Tennessee State University.

During his tenure Mr. McGuire has received numerous superior ratings for concert band. While at Science Hill, the Science Hill Percussion Ensemble has hosted the East Tennessee Regional Day of Percussion, as well as the inaugural East Tennessee Percussion Festival. Mr. McGuire’s ensembles have been a two time winner of The Percussive Arts Society’s International Percussion Ensemble Competition and performed at PASIC 2013 and 2016, as well as having performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2018. Mr. McGuire’s students have garnered honors such as winning the Tennessee Statewide Solo Percussion Competition, as well as participating in DCI Top-12 Drum Corps, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, regional honor bands and the Tennessee All-State Band. Mr. McGuire has held the position of Vice-President from 2017-2019 of the Tennessee chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and served as President from 2019-2022. He also serves on the PAS Education Committee.

Mr. McGuire has served as a clinician in marching and concert percussion in East Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. He is an artist for Pearl/Adams, as well a member of the Education Network for Innovative Percussion and Black Swamp Percussion. His other professional affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, Tennessee Music Educators Association, East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, and the National Association for Music Education.