Dr. Julian E. White, Director of Bands
Dr. Julian E. White, distinguished professor of Music, graduated fromFor a period of ten years, he served as drill designer for the McDonald’s All-American High School Band with appearances at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in
earning a bachelor degree in Music Education. He later received a Masters Degree in Music Education for the Florida A&M University Universityof Illinoisand a Doctorate from . Dr. White is presently Chairman of the Department of Music and Director of Bands at Florida State University . Florida A&M University
New York City, the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Californiaand the Fiesta Bowl in . His drills have been featured in performance on all major television networks, and the Bastille Day Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona . Paris, France
Presently Dr. White assist with halftime shows for Bowl Games of America and is on the adjudication staff for Music Festivals USA, International Music Festivals and Heritage Music Festivals, in addition to writing drill shows for high school and college bands.
Prior to joining the Florida A&M University Faculty in 1972, Dr. White served as band director at Northwestern Junior/Senior High School from 1963-1965 and was the first Director of the William Marion Raines High School Band in 1965, both of
. His bands were consistent recipients of superior ratings in Marching and Concert Festivals. Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. White maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator and clinician. He has also served as guest conductor at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in
. He is very active as a conductor and clinician for middle and high school bands, summer band camps, and district, state, national and international music conferences and workshops. Chicago, Illinois
Dr. White was the recipient of two University Teacher of the Year Awards and the Teacher of the Year Award from the Army ROTC. He received the NAACP Achievement Award, and was the recipient of the University Superior Accomplishment Award. He also received the Distinguished Professor/Advanced Teacher of the Year Award and was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership. Dr. White was honored with the most prestigious award given by the Florida A&M University Alumni Association, The Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. White was the 2004 recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Outstanding Achiever Award sponsored by the Fed Ex Orange Bowl Committee.
His professional memberships include the American Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, Music Educators National Conference, Florida Music Educators Association (Executive Board), Florida Bandmasters Association, Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa Education Society, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Society, Pi Phi Boule (Sire Archon), Board Member of the John Philip Sousa Sudler Award Committee, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Psi Social Fraternity. He is also a member of Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Olive Lodge No. 5, Prince Hall Affiliated, the Tallahassee Rotary Club, and the vestry of St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church. Dr. White serves as Chairman of the Florida Music Educators Association Black Caucus.Dr. White has two daughters, Tonja, an attorney with the
FloridaJuvenile Justice Department, and Phaedra, who works as an academic counselor at the at Austin, and one grandson, John Julian Burt. Dr. and Mrs. Dennine White are also the proud parents of Julian E. White II. Universityof Texas
Dr. Shelby Chipman, Associate Director of Bands
Dr. Shelby Chipman is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Bands atHe is a native of
. His responsibilities in the Department of Music include teaching Instrumental Music, Conducting, and coordinating Recitals and Music Interns. Additionally, he assists with administration of the Marching, Symphonic, and Pep bands. Florida A&M University
where he graduated from Miami Northwestern Senior High. He received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Music Education from Miami, Florida , where he was conducting student of Dr. William P. Foster and Dr. Julian E. White. Professor Chipman completed his Masters Degree in Music Education from the Florida A&M University , where he studied conducting with Professor James Keene and received his Ph.D. degree from Florida State University School of Music in Music Education. Universityof Illinois
Prior to his appointment at
Florida A&M University, he taught band in the system for ten years. His band program at Miami Central developed into one of the finest band programs in the country. As much a teacher as he was a musician, Dr. Chipman was named Teacher of the Year during the 1993-94 school year. Under his leadership the Rocket Marching band performed in the 1993, 1995, and 1997 King Orange Jamboree Parades, 1993 Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA), 1990-96 Florida A&M University Homecoming Festivals (Tallahassee, FL), 1992-97 MLK Parades & Festival (St. Petersburg, FL), 1997 Macy’s Day Parade (New York City), and numerous other marching events. The Symphonic band performed at the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Festival in Miami-Dade County Public School Indianapolis, IN.
Dr. Chipman is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Social Fraternity, Music Educators National Conference (MENC), Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA), Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA), College Band Directors National Conference (CBDNA), FMEA Black Caucus, andAs an educator, Dr. Chipman believes that all students can learn. He believes there are obstacles that create barriers, but through faith, guidance, and love anything can be accomplished. As educators, it is our responsibility to encourage students to maintain their focus. There is good in all and we are challenged to bring out the best in students.
. He has coordinated numerous band festivals and had the pleasure of working with James Croft, Timothy Reynish, James Suddith, Jim Sparks, Gary Green, Anthony Maiello, and Eugene Corporon, who represent some of the finest conductors in the world. In addition to working with these outstanding conductors, Dr. Chipman has presented music education and conducting clinics at several public schools and college campuses, as well as given lectures at the FMEA conference and Mid-West Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL. He is an active adjudicator and clinician throughout the Bethel AME Church Southeastern United Statesand currently serves as Music Director/Conductor of the Tallahassee Big Bend Community Orchestra. Dr. Chipman is married to Detrick LaShawn and together they have one son, Israel Armenian Chipman.
Mr. Lindsey B. Sarjeant, Assistant Director of Bands, Arranger
Lindsey Sarjeant is an Associate professor at
and serves as Director of Jazz Studies, director of jazz ensembles and arranger for the famous Marching “100” Band, symphonic Band and jazz ensemble. He is brilliant jazz pianist, composer, jazz lecturer, jazz historian, adjudicator and jazz keyboard clinician. Florida A&M University
Mr. Sarjeant has played with many professional jazz groups and has accompanied jazz greats such as Nat Adderley, Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, Phil Wilson, Slide Hamilton Della Reese, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts Angela Winbush, Jean Kahn, Phil Perry, Ronnie Laws and many other well noted and famous musicians. Lindsey and his group also toured the Soviet Union, and gave five major performances in
Leningradand . Additionally, he has toured Europe with Florida A&M University Jazz Ensemble performing in Moscow Paris, Montreux, , and Brienz. Amsterdam
Lindsey is past director of the world famous McDonald’s All-American High School Jazz Band and past chief arranger for the McDonald’s All-American High School Marching and Symphonic Bands. As arranger for the McDonald’s Bands, his arrangements were heard by millions at the Macy’s Day Parade, Fiesta Bowl Parade, Rose Bowl Parade, and a series of Orchestra Hall concerts in
. At Chicago , Lindsey is responsible for the sound of the famous Marching “100” and jazz bands that are being used to set the standards for marching and jazz bands across the nation. Florida A&M University
As director of the FAMU Jazz Studies Program, many of his students are getting jobs with major recording studios and noted jazz artist such as Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Branford Marsalis, Sun Ra, Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and many other famous musicians and groups.
Lindsey B. Sarjeant
- Jazz Combo Performance “Tribute To Ray Charles” Sponsored by
North Florida Community College
- Jazz Ensemble Performance “ The First Annual Legend’s Ball” Bethel Baptist Institutional Church of Jacksonville, Florida
Musical arrangements in collaboration with International Recording Artist, Prince, for the half time performance at the 2007 Super Bowl XLI,
Jazz Ensemble Performance at
, Recruitment Day. February 2007 Lithonia Senior High School
Jazz Ensemble performance “ An Evening of Jazz” Annual Spring Concert, Lee Hall Auditorium
Jazz performance at the Riviera Beach Jazz Festival, accompanying legendary singers, Angela Winbush and Jean Kahn.
Mrs. Dennine White, Director of Piccolos
Mr. Diron Holloway, Director of Saxophones
Mr. John Robinson, Director of Clarinets