DIRECTOR OF BANDS: MR. DENNIS LoCURCIO
Mr. LoCurcio currently serves as the Director of Bands at George Jenkins High School. A graduate of Auburndale High School class of 1991, Mr. LoCurcio served as Band President, received the John Philip Sousa Award, and was even selected to represent Polk County performing with the U.S. Navy Band.
After later receiving a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Florida Southern College in 1998, Mr. LoCurcio began his teaching career at Daniel Jenkins Academy of Technology in 2000. He later receive an appointment to serve as the Band Director at his own Alma Mater, Auburndale High School. He served as Director of The Imperial Sound from 2001-2004 before transferring to George Jenkins in 2005 taking over for Mr. Kevin Crawford.
Mr. LoCurcio, now in his 20th year of teaching, is an active member of the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, and the National Music Educators Association.
He is married to Jennifer LoCurcio and is the father of two children:
Alexia and Vincent.
PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR: MR. JEFF SMITH
Mr. Smith, a 2011 George Jenkins H.S. graduate, and is currently serving in his first year on staff. During his time as a member of the drum line, he served as Drum Captain and has set high goals for the percussion section. In addition to his work with the Dream Maker Band, Mr. Smith is a proud father of 2!