Richard F. Weaver - Director of Bands
Richard F. Weaver has been on the A.I. duPont faculty since 2003…but his roots grow even deeper. He is an alumnus from the class of 1998! After that, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and his Master’s Degree in Music Composition from the University of Delaware. Richard has also been a percussion instructor with the University of Delaware Drumline since 2002. In the past, Richard has instructed and arranged for several other local high school bands on both a competitive and non-competitive level.
Richard has studied percussion with Harvey Price, Tom Palmer, Orlando Cotto, Jim Ancona and Tomo Azuma. He studied marching band techniques and drill design with Heidi I. Sarver. Richard also had the honor of studying music education with Paul L. Parets. His travel experiences with the A.I. duPont Band include performances in Rome, London, Ireland, Canada, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl Parade), California (Tournament of Roses Parade) and several other states. Richard believes that music should be a part of everyone's life in one form or another. He continually tries to expose his students to new ways to enjoy, appreciate, and perform all styles of music.
Jessica Burton - Band Front Advisor