Mr. Jay Emmert comes from a family that has produced seven music educators. He attended Indiana State University and graduated with a degree in Music Education. He began his teaching career as the Assistant Director of Bands at Gibson Southern High School which won the Indiana State Marching Band Championship in 2001. Most of Jay’s career has been spent at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, FL. Under his direction, the East Lake band won four straight Florida Marching Band State Championships in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. His high school and middle school concert bands have received nothing but superior ratings by adjudicators in both Indiana and Florida. In 2005, Jay was selected as Teacher of the Year and won an Outstanding Educator Award in Pinellas County. He has been a Visual Staff Member of the Phantom Regiment since 2005. Mr. Emmert is currently the performing arts director at Crews Lake Middle School in Spring Hill, FL.