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Bio - Stanley Dunlap, a native of Robinson, Illinois is the instrumental band director at the Joseph Arthur Middle School, O’Fallon, Illinois. Prior to his arrival at Joseph Arthur Middle School, Mr. Dunlap was the audio instructor and head audio/visual in charge at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Dunlap is a graduate (BME) of Old Dominion University, where he studied trombone with Professor James Michael Hall. Mr. Dunlap completed his student teaching at the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School and Plaza Middle School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he conducted 9-12 grade orchestra and 6-8 grade instrumental band. Mr. Dunlap also completed his associate degree in Liberal Arts from Saint Leo University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. From June of 1989 till December of 2009 he served in the Navy as a trombonist, sound engineer, unit leader, and musical arranger, where he performed in 23 European countries, 3 countries in Africa and 28 U.S. States. Mr. Dunlap completed the Unit Leader, Sound Technician, and Basic Music Courses as a graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music, Norfolk, Virginia. His duty assignments included the Cinclant Fleet Band, Norfolk, Virginia, Navy Band New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, Navy Band Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Illinois, Navy Band Sixth Fleet, Naples Italy, Navy Band Mid-South, Millington, Tennessee, Navy Band Sixth Fleet, Naples, Italy (2), Navy Band Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, and the Navy School of Music, where he was the Sound Reinforcement Instructor and Head Audio/Visual person until his retirement from the Navy Music Program. As a trombonist he has performed with world renowned jazz trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, and the popular 60's artist, Mary Wilson, former member of the "Supremes." As sound technician he has performed with popular country artist Mary Chapin Carpenter, world renowned jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew, renowned jazz pianist Phil DeGreg, and contemporary Christian artists Jeni Varnadeau and Michael Kelly Blanchard. During 2018, Mr. Dunlap served as an adjudicator for the Illinois Music Educators Association Jr. Band Competition at Mascoutah Middle School, Mascoutah, IL. He is also a private brass instructor and continues to perform on trombone with various musical ensembles and local musicians in the St. Louis area.