Our Staff & Team
Serving the Students & Community of James F. Byrnes High School Band. Meet our team!
JONATHAN VALENTINE has his Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Education with a Saxophone Performance Cognate from the University of South Carolina where he studied under Dr. Clifford Leaman. He is currently completing a Masters degree at the University of Florida. He will be starting his seventh year as the Director of Bands at Berry Shoals Intermediate School and the Director of Woodwinds for the Rebel Regiment. The Berry Shoals Band has earned the Outstanding Performance Award three times from the SCBDA and was a feature performer at the SCMEA clinic in 2015.
Jonathan has been a part of a marching program since the year 2000 including a year as a member of The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. He has taught marching programs for over a decade in Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina with several of those groups winning upper and lower state championships. Jonathan is currently on the Music City Drum & Bugle Corps brass staff competing in the open class of Drum Corps International.
Jonathan’s professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, SCMEA, SCBDA, and NAMfE.