Dobie Carroll serves as Director of Bands at North County High School in Bonne Terre, Missouri where he has been since 2014. He is fortunate to work with a team of directors to oversee a 6-12 band program of about 450 students, as well as a high school guitar program that was implemented in 2018. The North County Bands take pride in a well balanced history of success in the areas of Concert, Marching, and Jazz. Since Mr. Carroll’s arrival, the extremely rich history of jazz at North County has been expanded to add a second high school jazz band into the curriculum. The North County Jazz Ensemble received the honor of performing for the first time at the Missouri Music Educators Association State Conference in 2017.
After graduating from Evangel University with a Bachelors in Music Education, Mr. Carroll began his teaching career in South Central Missouri in 2007 where he was recognized for his work in developing excellence in small bands. He returned to Evangel University during this time to complete a Masters in Educational Leadership. In 2011, Mr. Carroll obtained a GAMA Level 1 Class Guitar Teaching Certification through Duquesne University.
While pursuing his Masters, he developed a passion for investing in students through developing student leadership structures and curriculums. North County now has a very active band student leadership program that focuses on creating a family atmosphere and service to others, both within the program and beyond.
Outside of his own classroom, Mr. Carroll enjoys serving as an active clinician and judge to band programs and festivals around the state. He performed regularly with the Mineral Area Kicks Band from 2013 - 2018, before stepping back into a substitute role to focus time on some other career and personal goals. In his time with the Kicks Band, they had the honor of performing at the MMEA State Conference in 2014 and the Missouri Bandmasters Conference in 2018. Mr. Carroll is an active member of MOAJE, MMEA, and MBA. He recently served 4 years as the High School Jazz Vice President for the MMEA East Central District.