received his B.S. degree in music education from Florida A&M
University in Tallahassee, Florida, and his Master of Music degree
from State University of New York in Fredonia, New York. An educator
for nearly three decades, he has taught at the junior high, high
school, and college levels. Currently, Mr. Williams is the Director
of Bands at Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, where
his jazz ensembles have consistently received superior ratings
throughout his tenure. Recently, the ensemble won the First Place
Gold Status Award at JazzFest USA, sponsored by Downbeat Magazine.
Mr. Williams has
also been involved in the drum corps and marching band arena for over
20 years. He is the former Brass Caption Head for the world champion
The Cadets drum and bugle corps; Suncoast Sound drum and bugle corps;
and Magic drum and bugle corps; and is presently a brass consultant
for the Glassmen drum and bugle corps.
Mr. Williams is a
member of MENC, FBA, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Omega Psi Phi, and has
served as Vice President for the IAJE Florida chapter. He maintains
an active schedule as a freelance composer, arranger, consultant, and
clinician throughout the United States.