Assistant Brass Caption Head
Greg Davis is very excited to join The Guardians as Assistant Brass Caption Head for the 2020 season!
Greg is currently the Associate Director of Bands at Azle High School near Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. At Azle, he is co-Director of the marching band, director of the Azle Indoor Winds, and the Non-Varsity and Sub Non-Varsity Bands, as well as second jazz band.
Greg most recently was the Assistant Director of Bands at Ridge Point High School in Fort Bend ISD from 2016-2019. Under his direction, the Non-Varsity Symphonic Band received their first unanimous Sweepstakes award in the history of the program. He was also the director of the Jazz Ensemble. Greg additionally oversaw the private lesson program, the solo and ensemble contest, and was responsible for the development of the visual component of the marching band.
He holds the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied tuba with Dennis AsKew and conducting with John Locke. During his time studying at the university, he was the principal tubist of the UNCG Wind Ensemble. This included performances at the American Bandmasters Association Convention in 2011, as well as the College Band Directors National Association Convention in 2013. Additionally, he was fortunate to perform world premieres of works by John Mackey, Stephen Bryant, Joel Puckett, and Scott Lindroth, as well as record three commercially-available albums with the wind ensemble: “Finish Line!”, “Arts and Letters”, and “Stories and Sanctuaries.”
In 2014, Greg was a tuba player and percussionist in the Japan tour cast of the Emmy and Tony award-winning stage show, Blast!. In this role, he performed in all 47 Japanese prefectures over the course of a four month tour, including a month-long run in the International Forum in Tokyo.
From 2006 through 2011, Greg was a member and section leader of the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. During his time with Crown, the corps improved from 8th place in his initial year to winning two Jim Ott Awards for brass performance, and continues to see success in the drum corps activity.
In 2018, Greg was a member of the brass staff at the Santa Clara Vanguard, where he helped them to win the 2018 DCI World Championship, as well as the Jim Ott trophy for brass performance. From 2015-2017, Greg was a member of the brass staff at the Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, where he helped the corps achieve their first Top 12 Finals appearance in the history of the organization.
Greg currently lives in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas with his two dogs, Rogue and Indiana.