Mansfield Public Schools names Justin DeJoy as new high school band principal
MANSFIELD – Superintendent Teresa Murphy is pleased to announce that Justin DeJoy has been hired as the new orchestra director and music teacher for Mansfield High School.
Much of Director DeJoy’s instrumental ensemble experience involves teaching the arts of marching. He has taught at the Methuen High School Marching Band since 2014 and at the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps since 2016. Most recently, he has worked as a band manager at Norton High School and with the Boston University Band.
Through the work of Principal DeJoy, he has gained extensive experience in designing and teaching programs in music theory, music appreciation, percussion, and recording arts. His main instrument is the euphonium; however, he has experience with all traditional brass, woodwinds and percussion, as well as voice, guitar and piano.
Principal DeJoy is committed to engaging with the community through parades and other local events and has created many opportunities for his students to showcase their talents.
“We are thrilled to have Principal DeJoy begin his new position at Mansfield High School,” Superintendent Murphy said. “He has proven himself to have the skills to lead a strong music program and is committed to enriching the lives of his students through the performing arts. We look forward to the new and innovative experiences it will create for our students and our entire school community. »
Director DeJoy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and holds a Massachusetts Professional Certification in K-12 Music Education. Additionally, director DeJoy received the 2017 Promising Music Educator Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) and was named Male Spartan of the Year for the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps.
“I know Justin will bring a fresh approach and a steady hand to raise the bar for an already established program. The students of our band are in good hands for years to come,” said Mansfield High School Vice-Principal Matt McGuire. “We’ve already seen how he jumped in and made everyone feel comfortable. He seems so comfortable working with the students in the MHS group. Watching them work together, I would have thought Justin had been teaching them for years.