William DeJournett is in his fifteenth year as the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Mississippi, where he conducts the UM Symphonic Band and teaches courses within the music department. He directed the 300-plus member “Pride of the South” marching band from 2010-2016. He holds degrees from Jacksonville State University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Mississippi. Prior to returning to Ole Miss in 2003, Dr. DeJournett served as band director and horn teacher at Elon University and Colorado State University. He has taught in the public schools in Alabama and Georgia. Dr. DeJournett is the author of “Brass Secrets” and most recently “A History of the Ole Miss Band.” He has contributed to the Instrumentalist, Fanfare, the NFIMA Journal and the NACWPI Journal. He has earned a reputation as a respected adjudicator and clinician for both marching and concert bands, having judged numerous contests throughout the southeastern United States. Dr. DeJournett is also a freelance writer, currently pursuing an M.A. in journalism at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.
Dr. Bill DeJournett
Associate Professor of Music, Associate Director of Bands
103B Music Building