David Keller has been the Band Director at J.L. Mann High Academy since 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Degree from Furman University in 2011, and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Band Conducting from Sam Houston State University in 2017. Before college, Mr. Keller was a member of the Wando High School Band program from 2003 through 2007.
Since taking the position at J.L. Mann, Mr. Keller has grown the size and quality of the program. J.L. Mann High has earned Excellent and Superior Ratings across state SCBDA events. The students in the J.L. Mann Band program regularly audition and are awarded seats in the Greenville County, South Carolina Region, and South Carolina All-State Honor Bands. During the 2015-2016 year, the J.L. Mann Band was awarded their first SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award in school history.
David Keller is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the National Association for Music Education, the South Carolina Band Directors Association, and currently serves as the Greenville Site Chairman for SCBDA Concert Band Performance Assessment.