Dobie Carroll serves as Director of Bands at North County High School in Bonne Terre, Missouri, where he has completed his 12th year in education and 5th year at North County. Dobie is fortunate to work with a team of directors to oversee a 6-12 band program of about 450 students. The North County Bands take pride in a well balanced history of success in the areas of Concert, Marching, and Jazz. Since Dobie’s arrival, the extremely rich history of jazz at North County has been expanded to add a second high school jazz band into the curriculum. The North County Jazz Ensemble recently received the honor of performing for the first time at the MMEA Conference in 2017.
After graduating from Evangel University with a Bachelors in Music Education, Dobie began his teaching career in South Central Missouri in 2007 where he was recognized for his work in developing excellence in small bands. He returned to Evangel University to complete a Masters in Educational Leadership during this time.
While pursuing his Masters, he developed a passion for investing in students through developing student leadership structures and curriculums. North County now has a very active band student leadership program that focuses on creating a family atmosphere and service to others, both within the program and beyond.
Outside of his own classroom, Dobie enjoys serving as an active clinician and judge to band programs and festivals around the state. He performed regularly with the Mineral Area Kicks Band from 2013 – 2018, stepping back into a substitute role recently to spend more time with his family. In his time with the Kicks Band, they had the honor of performing at MMEA in 2014 and MBA in 2018. Dobie currently serves as the High School Jazz VP for the MMEA East Central District and is an active member of MOAJE, MMEA, and MBA.