A native of Collinsville, Virginia and is a 1989 graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. While there he studied Bass Trombone Performance and Music Education graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude. Prior to moving to Pflugerville, Texas, Mr. Duffy has taught for the past twenty-three years at Powhatan High School, Nelson County High School, Bassett High School and also at John D. Bassett Middle School serving as head director at these schools all located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2003 he moved to West Johnson High School in Benson, North Carolina. He served as the Director and Program Coordinator/Drill Designer for the marching band. He directed the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band, and is the Visual Coordinator/Designer for both the winter guards and the indoor drumline as well. Under his direction, the West Johnston varsity guard was the Scholastic A Class Silver Medalist in 2004 and has been a WGI Open class finalist five times, winning the WGI world championship in 2010. In 2011, WJHS was the very first Scholastic World Class unit to compete from the mid-Atlantic area of the country and was a WGI world class finalist placing 12th in finals. Under the direction of Mr. Duffy, the WJHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble never received less then a Superior Rating at State Concert Band Festival. The band was a six-time BOA Grand National Semi-Finalist placing third overall in class AAA at the 2009 BOA Grand Nationals. He is a member of NSBDA, NCMEA, MENC and the NEA. His designs have been televised worldwide for the World Cup opening ceremonies for soccer in 1994 and has had groups perform for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the Walt Disney Christmas Day parade. He has designed for several Drum and Bugle Corps and has been a member of the National Board of Directors of Winter Guard International. He is an active adjudicator and clinician who is working to further his career as a national adjudicator in the future.