Darren W. Jenkins is currently Assistant Director of Bands at Olathe
South High School in Olathe, Kansas. Prior to this, Jenkins spent two
years as an elementary band director for the Lawrence Public Schools in
Lawrence, Kansas while also assisting with the Lawrence High School Bands.
He previously served as the Director of Music at Hayden High School in
Topeka, Kansas, and began his career teaching instrumental and vocal music
in Troy, Kansas. Jenkins holds a Master of Music in Composition from the
University of Kansas, where he studied with composer James Barnes, and
a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music Education from Washburn
University. An award-winning composer and active director/clinician, his
compositions have been performed and recorded by various groups across
the country, as well as internationally.