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DAN PLYBON - Director of Bands

Mr. Dan Plybon is a native of the Roanoke Valley and has been the band director for William Byrd High School since the fall of 2007.  Dan received his high school diploma from Salem City public schools, an Associate’s degree from Virginia Western Community College, and his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Radford University.

Dan’s high school band director, Dennis Reaser, provided him the foundation and the love of music that continues to inspire his development as an educator.

Dan is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and the National Music Educators Association. He is also an active musician with the Roanoke Valley Community Band, and is Minister of Music at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The mentors that have helped shape Dan’s outlook on music education are many however,  Dennis Reaser, Barry Tucker, Al Wojtera, and Agnus Downie will all have a lifelong impact.

DENISE ASPELL - Assistant Director of Bands

Ms. Aspell is al alumna of William Byrd High School and Virginia Tech. Her bands have consistently reached great success while teaching at Floyd County High School, Franklin County High School, Staunton River Middle School and now William Byrd Middle School. Ms. Aspell resides in Vinton with her favorite dog Bailey.

2019-2020 OFFICERS

ETHAN BOWSER - Corps Commander

ETHAN WOOD - Drum Major


BRYANT HUMPHRIES - Woodwind Captain

JAMES BUCHANAN - Percussion Captain

ROANNA HYLTON - Color Guard Captain



TROY HAM- Vice President



ERICA JONES - Fundraising Coordinator


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the WBHS Band Boosters to volunteer support to the high school band physically, financially and morally. To show support, spirit and pride of all the students involved in all aspects of band. To encourage other parents of band members to provide voluntary support and get involved in fundraising for the band program.


About the Boosters

The WBHS Band Boosters is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that provides the William Byrd High School Band Program with all the tools needed for success.  A Band Booster is any parent or guardian of a student in the band program.As soon as your child begins his/her band program, you become a booster!  All parents are encouraged to be an active member, and to volunteer for the benefit of our students. No organization can be successful without parental involvement. Parents, YOU are an absolutely vital part of our success!