Our Director

Tom Shaffer is a music educator and conductor, and has been DCCB Musical Director for over 20 years. He has earned the Degrees of Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Music Education from Illinois State University.

Tom has taught High School and Junior High School Band and Chorus in Illinois. Since being in North Carolina, he has participated in various music ensembles, including the Chapel Hill Community Band, the Pure Brass Quintet, the Durham Symphony, the Westminster Presbyterian Church Brass Band, Durham Community Brass Band and DCCB. He is accomplished on the French Horn and frequently plays in the musical organizations mentioned above.

Tom's warm personal style and unselfish dedication to DCCB, its musicians and to music have made DCCB one of the most successful cultural organizations in the Triangle area. DCCB is an all volunteer organization with no audition requirements. This results in a wide variety of musical skills of its members. Tom brings the entire band to a high performance level, irrespective of the diversity of skills.

Tom is the recipient of the 2008 Kathryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service through the Triangle Community Foundation.