Turner Hawkins is currently in his third year as the Assistant Director of Bands at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee, where his responsibilities include direction of the Concert Band, Basketball Pep Band, and co-teaching both of the Dobyns-Bennett Marching Bands. He holds a degree in Music Education and Bassoon Performance from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, his hometown.
Highly engaged in the realm of drum corps and marching band from an early age, Turner’s marching experience includes two years with the Madison Scouts and two years with the Concord Blue Devils, all on tuba. He spent two summers on the brass staff of the Oregon Crusaders, including spending the 2018 season as the Low Brass Coordinator, before joining the brass faculty of the Blue Stars for the 2019 season. Currently, he is on the brass instructional staff of the Concord Blue Devils.