Dwight Dodd - Director
Dwight Dodd is in his 30th year of teaching, 11 of which has been served at Bartlett. Mr Dodd earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at El Paso and his Master’s in Education from University of Tennessee at Martin. At Bartlett, he teaches the Varsity Concert Band, team teaches the 9th grade band, and assist the Junior Varsity Band, and oversees the competitive marching band. Mr. Dodd has taught at all levels of music education to include, elementary music, middle school band, high school choir, high school guitar and high school band.
Under Mr. Dodd, The Bartlett High School Band has experienced tremendous growth over the past 11 years, increasing from 60 to 233 members. Currently the program offers 16 performing ensembles, including a “marching band for fun” open to all members, competitive marching band, a 9th grade band and 2 ability grouped concert bands, three jazz big bands, 3 tradition jazz combos, a Dixieland jazz ensemble, 2 mallet percussion jazz combos, winter percussion and winter color guard. The bands at Bartlett consistently earn superior ratings at the WTSBOA Concert and Jazz Festivals, as well as the Worldstrides Performance Festivals. The Bartlett Band has program is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Tennessee Bandmasters Association Sweepstake Award, and has qualified for the award again for 2017-2018. Under the direction of Mr. Dodd, the Bartlett Varsity Band is the premier performance ensemble at Bartlett High School, performing primarily grade 5 & 6 literature. In 2017, this ensemble received an award of distinction from the Tennessee chapter of the American School Band Director’s Association for “Distinction in Concert Performance”.