Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. David Townsend
David Townsend, Director of Bands
The 2021-22 year is Mr. Townsend’s twenty-eighth year in education and his sixteenth year with the Alma School District. This will be Mr. Townsend’s seventh year as Director of Bands after spending four years as Director of Athletic Bands. He previously served as the Director of Bands at Alma Middle School, where he directed the AMS Honor Band, taught beginner Flute, Saxophone, Double Reed, and Clarinet classes, and assisted with the High School Bands. Before coming to Alma, Mr. Townsend served as the Director of Bands at Green Forest, Arkansas, at Savannah, Missouri and at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Townsend holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Mr. Townsend’s professional affiliations include the Arkansas Bandmaster’s Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster’s Fraternity, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.