DCHS Band Directors Through the Years

Lewis Lyons

Years at DCHS: 1946-1955


  • 1947: District Band Contest at Crawfordsville, IN

  • 1947: Host District Band Clinic in DCHS gym

Dale Jackson

Years at DCHS: 1956-1963


  • 1959: Performed and marched at various parades at Indiana University, the Power and Light Company, and French Lick, Indiana, where they took fourth place

  • 1960: Initiated the creation of the first Decatur cadet band composed of junior high school students under the direction of Mr. Jerry Holeman

  • 1961: Purchased new uniforms through various student fundraisers including car washes and candy sells

  • 1961: Traveled to several different colleges to participate in High School Band Day

Jerry Holeman

Years at DCHS: 1964-1969


  • 1967: DCHS Band represented school at IU's Band Day

  • 1968: Marched in 500 Festival Parade

James Lucas

Years at DCHS: 1970-1975


  • Coming soon

David Nash

Years at DCHS: 1976-1983



  • 1979: Won 1st place rating and two inspection trophies at Lebanon & Marshall band contest  

Ken Strieby

Years at DCHS: 1984-1987


  • 1984: Won 1st division rating, rifle and flag caption awards at Bush Stadium 

  • 1985: First year band was divided into Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

  • 1985: First time DCHS Band made it to regionals where they won a 1st division rating, rifle and flag caption

Lisa Cloncs

Years at DCHS: 1986-1987


  • 1986: Placed 34th at Indiana State Fair Band Day

  • 1986: Division 1 rating at Indiana State Music Association contest

David Marcotte

Years at DCHS: 1988-1992


  • 19??: 2nd Division rating at Bush Stadium and ISSMA State Tournament.

Troy Allbright

Years at DCHS: 1993-1997


  • Coming soon

Tim Cox

Years at DCHS: 1998-Present


  • 2006: 2nd place ISSMA State Finals (Class B)

  • 2016: 10th place ISSMA State Finals (Class B)

  • 2018: DCHS Teacher of the Year 2017-2018

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