Director of Bands
Jeff Whitaker is Director of Bands at Permian High School. He is currently in his 22nd year of teaching and his 11th year at Permian. Mr. Whitaker leads a team of 13 full time band directors at Permian HS and it’s three feeder middle schools. The Permian HS Band Program has grown into four concert bands, all of which have consistently received the UIL Sweepstakes Award. The Permian Symphonic Band was a Featured Performer at the 2019 Music for All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis. The Permian MOJO Band advanced to the UIL State Marching Contest in 2016 and 2021.
Prior to his position at Permian, Mr. Whitaker was the Director of Bands at Monahans High School for 8 years. His Monahans bands qualified to the UIL State Marching Contest 3 times and was third place in the Texas Honor Band finals in 2007. Mr. Whitaker began his teaching career as an assistant band director in Midland, TX in 2001.
Mr. Whitaker was recently elected to his 7th term as Region 6 President of the Texas Music Educators Association and currently serves at the Region 6 Representative for the Texas Bandmasters Association. Mr. Whitaker also holds membership in Phi Beta Mu.