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Jeff Grant
Lowndes High School
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Dr. Jefferson Grant is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. Dr. Grant holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in performance and music theory from The University of Southern Mississippi as well as a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from Columbus State University and the University of Louisville respectively. He primary teachers include Dr. John Wooton, Dr. Greg Byrne, James Campbell, Brian Mason, Bret Kuhn, Troy Breaux, Dr. Frederick Speck and Dr. Thomas Fraschillo.

Dr. Grant has served as a marching percussion consultant at many schools including Bands of America St. Louis Regional Champion Male High School (KY), 2005 Class A Indiana State Champion Paoli High School (IN), and on the university level at Auburn University, The University of Louisville, and The University of Tennessee, and in 2005 with the Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. While at Prattville High School, both of the Prattville indoor percussion ensembles won Gold Medals in 2010 as well as medaling every year at SCGC Championships. Under his direction, the indoor percussion ensemble at Lowndes High School have been WGI Orlando Regional Champions, FFCC Bronze Medalists, and WGI World Semi-Finalists.

Dr. Grant is an active arranger, adjudicator, and clinician. His articles have appeared in Percussive Notes, and he has presented clinics at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), University of Louisville Percussion Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University music camps, National Conference of Percussion Pedagogy, AMEA, GMEA and the Mississippi Bandmasters State Convention. Dr. Grant is also the co-founder of the Southeastern Percussion Festival (SEPF) and has served on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) and is the former President–Elect of the Alabama Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.

He is a member of Delta Chi, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, The Percussive Arts Society, and NAfME. Dr. Grant is proud to endorse and support Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Sabian cymbals, and Yamaha drums.