Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Damon Harvey

Band Director, Grades 6-12

Damon has served as band director for grades 4-12 since 2019. As such, he teaches Beginning Instrumental Methods at the Upper School as well as all band classes at Darlington, including Stadium Band, the Upper School Wind Ensemble, the Middle School Band, the Middle School Jazz Band, the Fifth-Grade Band and the Fourth-Grade Band. He holds a B.A in Music from Allegheny College, a Master of Arts in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University, and has done additional graduate work in music education at West Virginia University. Prior to his work at Darlington, Damon was director of bands and choirs for six years at the Linsly School in Wheeling, W.V., where he worked with a variety of music classes, including middle and high school band and chorus. He is passionate about building teams of young musicians and helping them overcome challenges to deliver fun, energetic and artistic final performances. He also enjoys helping students begin their journey in instrumental music and watching them continue through young adulthood. Damon and his wife, Rachel, live on campus with their son, Dean.

Contact Information
Band - 4th Grade
Band - 5th
Jazz Band
Upper School Band
College Education
B.A. Allegheny College
M.A. Case Western Reserve University

Knox Merritt Makes Middle School District Honors Band

PK-8 | Damon Harvey, December 2, 2023
We would like to congratulate Knox Merritt for successfully completing the auditions and receiving a high score, which won him a seat in the clarinet section of the 2024 District Honors Band!

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Episode 103: Building Soft Skills through Band and Orchestra

March 30, 2023
In this episode, Director of Fine Arts Kim Tunnell talks with Orchestra Director Annie Camp, Band Teacher Damon Harvey, freshman Gracie Cowan and senior Jack Quandt. Together, they talk about band and orchestra, programs that start as early as third grade at Darlington, and how instrumental education provides students with the ability to build soft skills that allow them to excel in all areas of student life. 

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Upper School Band Getting Started

August 26, 2022
We're getting the band back together again! The Upper School Band is working hard as they begin their 2022-2023 season.

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New 4th Grade Band Students Get Their Instruments

September 19, 2021
Our new band students were very excited to receive their instruments!

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New 5th Grade Band Students Get their Instruments

September 19, 2021
New members of the 5th Grade Band were so excited to receive their instruments!

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Stadium Band at First Home Football Game

August 27, 2021
The stadium band was excited to be out there on Friday night as the Tigers fought hard against Whitefield Academy!

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Middle School Jazz Band Off and Running!

PK-8 | Damon Harvey, August 26, 2021
The Middle School Jazz Band started the year by jumping into some challenging jazz charts.

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Wind Ensemble Prepares for Large Group Performance Evaluation

Upper School | Damon Harvey, March 8, 2021
Our Upper School Wind Ensemble has worked hard this semester to prepare three selections for Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE).

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Traditions of Christmas Upper School Wind Ensemble Concert

Upper School | Damon Harvey, December 7, 2020
The Wind Ensemble is thrilled to present their Traditions of Christmas Concert. This performance includes some humor, holiday joy, impressive instrumental playing, and fun!

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4th Grade Music - First Concert

Fine Arts | Jennifer Collins, November 3, 2020
The fourth grade band, general music class, and orchestra presented their first concert of the year virtually over Facebook Live in the Ledbetter Commons of Thatcher Hall.

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