Jonathan Valentine is the Assistant Director of Bands at TL Hanna High School where he assists with the marching band, symphonic band, concert band, and jazz bands. Mr. Valentine holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Music and a graduate degree from the University of Florida School of music where he studied Music Education and Saxophone Performance with Clifford Leaman. Prior to his appointment at TL Hanna, he was the Director of Bands at Berry Shoals Intermediate school and Assistant Director at James F. Byrnes High School.
Under his leadership, the Berry Shoals Bands were a consistent winner of the Outstanding Performance Award, a featured performer at the 2014 SCMEA Conference, and a 2019 Division III high scorer at the National Adjudicator Invitational held in the Atlanta Symphony Hall. The James F. Byrnes High School rose to a Bands of America National Semi-finalist and won two 5A State Championships during his tenure. Mr. Valentine also teaches on the brass staff of the World Class Drum Corps International participant Music City Drum and Bugle Corps who is rising among the ranks of the top drum corps in the world. Mr. Valentine is an active clinician for middle school and high school groups in the marching and concert band mediums.