William DeJournett serves as associate director of bands at the University of Mississippi. He directs the Pride of the South marching band, conducts the UM Symphonic band, and teaches courses within the music department. Prior to coming to Ole Miss, Dr. DeJournett was director of athletic bands at Colorado State University and at Elon University in North Carolina. Dr. DeJournett has also taught in the public schools of Alabama and Georgia. He possesses degrees from the David L. Walters Department of Music at Jacksonville State University, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Mississippi.
Dr. DeJournett is the author of Brass Secrets, and his articles have appeared in The Instrumentalist, Fanfare, NFIMA Journal and NACWPI Journal. He has presented his research at professional confereneces throughout the country. His professional associations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Mississippi Bandmaster Association, Music Educators’ National Conference, the College Music Society and the College Band Directors’ National Association, and has served as state chair for the National Band Association . He has earned a reputation as a respected adjudicator and clinician for both marching and concert, having judged numerous contests throughout the southeastern United States. Dr. DeJournett is a former member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps and a former member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford/Loves Park, Illinois, and has instructed various drum corps at the Open Class and World Class levels.