Letter From The Director
Welcome to the Deane Bozeman School Band Program Website!
We have a proud tradition for excellence here at Deane Bozeman School, and hope you will find valuable information and news about our program on this site!
On this site, you will find information on all areas of our program. This includes our 5th Grade Band, Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, "Heat Wave" Jazz Band, and the award winning "Sound of Roaring Thunder" Marching Band!
We are proud of each and every student who participates in our program for their hard work, dedication and continuous search for excellence in and out of the classroom.
Our successful program is to the credit of all who are involved: staff, students and booster organization. I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity through my career as an educator and musician to work with people of high caliber here at Bozeman and look forward to many more years in the future.
We are honored to represent the Deane Bozeman School, and the State of Florida as we compete and perform in our local community, state, or throughout the nation. We thank all who support us at home and abroad and we invite you to any of our performances.
Director of Bands
Director of Bands
Brandon Poiroux has been the Director of Bands at Deane Bozeman School since 2009. His responsibilities comprise overseeing all bands on campus from grades 5-12, including the 5th Grade Band, Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Concert Band, "Heat Wave" Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and "Sound of Roaring Thunder" Marching Band. Mr. Poiroux holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Music Education from Troy University, as well as an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
Mr. Poiroux has served as a guest clinician and conductor across the Southeast as well as District 2 Chairman of the Florida Bandmasters Association. In addition, he has been awarded the prestigious Florida Bandmasters Association "Tom Bishop" Award, been recognized as a Florida Music Education Association Emerging Leader, and was elected the 2010 Deane Bozeman School Teacher of the Year.
His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, National Association For Music Education, Florida Music Educators Association, and the Florida Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Poiroux currently resides in Lynn Haven with his wife Crystal and their two sons, Vincent and Maxwell.
Assistant Band Director
Jeremy Johnson is a native of Panama City. He graduated from A. Crawford Mosley High School in 1995 and received his Bachelors degree in Music and Masters degree in Music Education from Valdosta State University. Mr. Johnson began his teaching career in Georgia where he was the high school and middle school director in Macon County and then middle school director at Coffee County
Middle School. While at Coffee County, Mr. Johnson’s bands consistently received superior and excellent ratings and grew to over 300 students.
Mr. Johnson returned home in 2014 to take over the band program at Everitt Middle School. In his first year, the band received a superior rating at Concert
MPA for the first time in 18 years. Mr. Johnson is entering his 6 th year in Bay County and his 19th year in teaching.
Mr. Johnson also serves on the Board of Directors for Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. He has served as their brass arranger (2014) and currently serves as their merchandise manager. Mr. Johnson spends three weeks each summer traveling with the Drum Corps.
Mr. Johnson is married to Julie Johnson, Deane Bozeman’s Elementary Music and Choir Teacher and has three children: Noah, Hannah, and their little angel, Elijah. When not teaching, you will find Mr. Johnson in the great outdoors or woodworking.