Jeff DuBose - Director of Bands. Mr. DuBose is a 1978 graduate of Malakoff High School. In High School, Mr. DuBose was Drum Major and a three year member of the TMEA All State Symphonic Band of which he was the Principal Trombone two years. He was also a three year First Division winner at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest and named Outstanding Performer on Trombone his Junior and Senior years. In 1977-78 he was named to the McDonalds All American Band and performed with the Band in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His private teacher in High School was Dr. Neill Humfeld of East Texas State University.

Mr. DuBose attended the University of Texas at Austin and Graduated in 1983. During his time at UT he was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Trombone Choir and the UT Jazz Orchestra. He was a solo performer with the UT Symphony in 1981 and the Wind Ensemble in 1983. His trombone teacher at UT was Mr. Donald Knaub.

Mr. DuBose is now working on his 29th year as a Texas High School Band Director and has been a Head Band Director 28 years in Class 2A, 3A and 4A. During that time he has served as an Assistant in Fredericksburg and Head Band Director in Cross Roads, Luling, Industrial, Santa Fe, Flour Bluff and now in Mabank. At Industrial High School, his bands made appearances at the State Marching Contest in 1995, 1997, 1998 and were finalists in 1997. The Industrial Band was also named the TMEA Honor Band Award Winner in 1998 and performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio that same year. They were also ATSSB Outstanding Performance Winner in 1997. Mr. DuBose was named Director of Bands at Santa Fe High School in 1998. The Santa Fe High School Band went on to make the State Marching Contest in 1999 and 2001. As well as U.I.L. Sweepstakes award winners all 3 years. In Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi), the Band was a consistent winner in U.I.L. and in 2006 all six competing bands received a First Division in their U.I.L. Concert Performances. Also in 2006, the Wind Ensemble was named Outstanding Overall Performance at the Big D Classic in Dallas.

In the Spring of 2006, Mr. DuBose was named Mabank ISD Director of Bands. Since that time the Mabank High School Varsity Band has earned a UIL Sweepstakes Award 5 of the 8 years Mr. DuBose has been their director. The Mabank HS Marching Band was Area Marching Finalist in Class 3A Area B Marching Competition in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In 2007, the Wind Ensemble was awarded an Outstanding Performance Citation through the National Windband Honors Project. Only one other band received this honor in High Schools with 1000 students or less. The Mabank High School Wind Ensemble has received 1st Division Awards in UIL Concert and Sightreading for the past 4 years. Mr. DuBose is married and has two daughters. His wife Nikki is a 4th grade teacher at Athens Intermediate School.