Meet our Buffet Crampon USA Educational Advisory Board
Elva Kaye Lance is Director of Bands at Mississippi State University. Her current responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, providing leadership for the Famous Maroon Band, and administering all aspects of the band program. Ms. Lance also teaches music methods classes and assists with student teacher supervision. Ms. Lance has guided the band program through the completion of a multimillion-dollar rehearsal facility and construction of a new synthetic turf practice field. Under her leadership, the band program has seen the expansion of the band staff and a student enrollment that now includes four concert bands, jazz band, two basketball pep bands, and a marching band with an enrollment of more than 400 students.
Elva Kaye Lance
Director of Bands - Mississippi State University and President - Phi Beta Mu International
Andy Sealy is in his nineteenth year as Director of Bands at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. He maintains professional affiliations with the American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and the International Clarinet Association. He is a Past-President of the Texas Music Educators Association and was awarded the University Scholastic League Sponsor of Excellence Award in 2016.
Director of Bands - Hebron High School
Lewisville, Texas, ISD
Jasmine Britt is a music educator based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Ithaca College. Jasmine led the JHS 50 band program to Gold medal ratings at evaluations including their first-ever Gold medal rating in 2009. She also directed the Grand Street Campus High Schools Symphonic Band and Jazz Band B. She is currently the band director at IS 318. In addition to her work as an educator, Jasmine is an active conductor and clinician. She is a CBDNA Mike Moss Conducting Study Fellow and serves as the conductor for the Columbia University Wind Ensemble, the Kings County Concert Band, and as Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Music Community.
New York City Public Schools
An award-winning and frequently commissioned composer, Dr. Watson has more than 100 published works at all levels. Watson’s music has been performed around the world and in the U.S. at such prestigious venues as Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, the White House, and the Midwest Clinic. He has taught music for 35 years in the Parkland School District (Allentown, Pennsylvania) where he coordinates a large, vibrant elementary band/strings program and teaches several high school music electives. Watson was recognized by the Parkland School District in 2015 with a Parkland Pride Award for outstanding achievement, and in 2020 he was awarded the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 10 Citation of Excellence in Teaching.