Ridgeland High School / Independent - United States
OverviewJody Dunwoody has been a percussion instructor, designer, and adjudicator for over 17 years. He has taught at numerous high schools and colleges throughout the southeastern United States including the WGI World Finalist Tate High School from Pensacola, FL as well as Madison Central High School from Madison, MS. Jody was a marching member of the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps in 1992 when they captured the DCI Division II World Championship as well as winning the high percussion award. Jody went on to become a staff member at Southwind the following year, as well as being a staff member at Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 1994.
Jody has judged for organizations such as the Indiana Percussion Association, the Southern California Percussion Alliance, the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit, the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association, the Louisiana Color Guard and Percussion Circuit, as well as adjudicating for Winter Guard International. He has been a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board as well as a member of the Percussion Steering Committee for WGI. Jody was named to the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit Hall of Fame in the spring of 2008. He is currently an endorsed artist/educator for Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets. Jody presently lives in Florence, MS and works at Ridgeland High School where he is the director of percussion and teaches social studies.