Phone: 757-868-7123 ext. 4720
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Mr. Doug Spruill
Mr. Spruill has been the band director at Poquoson High School since 1988. Mr. Spruill currently serves as the Fine Arts Department chair at PHS. Mr. Spruill's teaching assignments include: Percussion, Concert Woodwinds, Concert Brass, Symphonic Woodwinds, and Symphonic Brass. The Poquoson High School Islander Band program is made up of 100 student musicians in 5 performing ensembles including Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Pep Band. Poquoson High School’s Symphonic Band performed at the Virginia Music Educator’s In Service Conference in November of 2013. PHS bands have consistently received superior ratings at the state marching and concert assessments over the last two decades. The Poquoson band program has also earned the distinguished Virginia Honor Band Award eight times.
Mr. Spruill received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Virginia Tech in 1984. He studied trombone performance with Dr. James Sochinski. He currently serves as President Elect of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association. Mr. Spruill is a past chair of district 8 of VBODA; a member of NAFME, and the Virginia Music Educators Association. Mr. Spruill is also an active adjudicator and clinician in Virginia and North Carolina.
Mr. Spruill resides in York County with his wife Lisa and two children, Tyler and Cassidy.