Phone: (417) 861-6812
Jim is a retired band director from Webb City, MO. Jim, a native of Central Florida, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of South Florida in Tampa. While in Florida, Jim taught at Marshall Seventh Grade Center, Plant City, Lake Wales High School, and Kathleen High School. In addition he was an adjunct professor at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, teaching jazz band and percussion technique. Jim was a member of the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony from 1968-1976 and served as principal percussionist from 1969-1976. He worked for DeMoulin Brothers music apparel company as the Florida Representative from 1982-1995. Jim moved to Missouri in 1995 and began teaching again in 2000 in McDonald County then joined the Webb City band faculty in 2006 where he taught until retiring in 2014.
Jim joined the staff of Palen Music Center in June of 2017 and works out of the Joplin location as an Educational Representative.
Jim is married to Bobbette Devine, has one son, one (almost two) grandsons and helps take care of Max, Toby, Miles, and Reilly the Devine Family Schnauzers and Standard Poodles.