Mr. Keith Dublin, Director of Bands
Mr. Luke Walker, Associate Director of Bands
Mr. Walker was announced as the Associate Director of Bands in June of 2022. Mr. Walker instructs the 9th Grade Band, Music Theory, AP Music Theory, Adaptive Music, & Percussion during the school day. Mr. Walker directs the Marching Grizzlies with Mr. Dublin & is the Director of the Indoor Percussion Ensemble.
Mr. Walker previously taught music in Virginia Beach, with the majority of his time spent as the Director of Bands as First Colonial High School where he earned many special recognitions including the VBCPS "I Make a Difference" award three times & was also named the First Colonial 2020 Teacher of the Year. Prior to his six years at First Colonial, Mr. Walker also taught orchestra at the elementary & secondary levels for two years.
Mr. Walker is a lifelong native of Hampton Roads. Mr. Walker grew up in Chesapeake, graduating from Hickory High School, before choosing to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk. While at ODU, Mr. Walker performed with the Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Big Band, Symphony Orchestra, Norfolk Chamber Consort, & numerous other chamber ensembles as principal trombonist & later as bass trombonist. While pursuing degrees in Music Education & Special Education, Mr. Walker worked at Grassfield High School first as an instructor with the Marching Grizzlies & later on as a Special Education Teacher Assistant.
Mr. Walker currently resides in Virginia Beach with his two dogs, Scarlett & Ben. When he is not teaching band, Mr. Walker enjoys cooking, kayaking, hiking, & is active in the esports community.