Subjects Taught
Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band


Bachelor of Science in Music Education

     Jacksonville State University, April, 1986

Lamar County High School, Vernon, AL

     1977 Graduate


Oxford City Schools

  Oxford High School

2013-present  Director of Bands

Talladega City Schools

   Talladega High School

       2004-2013  Director of Bands

President, Bernel Music, Ltd.

  2000-2004  publisher and distributor.

Other teaching experience:  

Woodland HS (Cartersville, GA); Dobyns-Bennett HS (Kingsport, TN); Hartselle HS (Hartselle, AL); Marion County HS (Guin, AL).


     Throughout his career as a music educator, David McDaniel has taught instrumental music in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.  His concert and marching bands have competed nationally earning finalist placement at competitions such as the Grand Nationals Adjudicators Invitational and Bands of America. Mr. McDaniel has presented feature clinic performances with his bands at state, regional, and national professional conferences across the United States and has been invited as a guest speaker and lecturer for university classes. 

     He has an extensive background in teaching and conducting beyond school ensembles that include; drum & bugle corps, community youth orchestras, individual lessons through private studios, and church music programs. He has also overseen percussion and guard units in the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit, who under his direction have won state and championship titles. In addition, Mr. McDaniel has had band arrangements commissioned by various high schools and colleges.  

     David McDaniel has served as an adjudicator for marching and concert band festivals throughout the Southeast including the 2012 Louisiana State Marching Band Championships. He is in his 26th year of teaching and is currently serving the Oxford City Schools, located in Oxford, AL, as Director of Bands. He is married to Aletha Sharpston McDaniel, has two children, and two beautiful granddaughters.