S. Ira Jenkins
Associate Director of Bands, Alpharetta High School
Ira Jenkins is beginning his 18th year of teaching Band. Prior to coming to AHS in 2013 Mr. Jenkins taught elementary, middle, and high school bands in Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County, Fulton County, and most recently in Westchester County, NY as well as Bergen County, NJ. His Bands have consistently earned superior ratings. His bands have performed at High Notes Music Festival (CT), Ossining LIVE (NY), Carowinds Music Festival (NC), VH-1 (GA), NYSSMA Majors, Six Flags Music Festivals (GA), and many GMEA LGPEs. Mr. Jenkins' students have earned chairs in County and District Honor Bands as well as All State Bands.
Mr. Jenkins' previous responsibilities have extended far beyond the classroom. He has served as an assistant high school marching band director, visual caption head, color guard caption head, and directed numerous winter guard programs over the past 18 years in GA, SC, AL, MD, NJ, and NY. In 2012 Mr. Jenkins served as the conductor of the Rivertowns Middle School Honor Band in Westchester County, NY. Most recently Mr. Jenkins served as publicity chair for Westchester Co. School Music Association (WCSMA) for the 2012-13 school year.
Mr. Jenkins' professional affiliations include marching band and winter guard adjudication with the USSBA, NYSFBC, WGAZ, CWEA, and FFCC; and he holds memberships with GMEA, NAfME, SAPA, WGI, NYSSMA, NYSBDA, and FFJA. Mr. Jenkins completed his undergraduate degree at Florida A&M University and Georgia State University. He holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Music Education at The University of Georgia.