Kingsley Band Programs
Kingsley offers a dynamic course load of award-winning instrumental music programs.
For the past 11 years, Kingsley bands have qualified for the State competition. In 2022, The “Marching Stags” were invited to perform alongside the Northern Michigan University marching band at their annual “Band Day” in late October. Kingsley was the only band from the lower peninsula to be invited this year
Meet Band Director Lance Dubay
Lance Dubay has been with Kingsley Area Schools since 2018. He is a back-to-back nominee for MSBOA District 2 Band Teacher of the Year for 2020-2022. His responsibilities include all aspects of the instrumental music program as well as teaching courses in audio/video technology and music theory/composition.
Before coming to Kingsley, he served as Director of Bands for the Roseau Community Schools in Roseau, Minnesota. He directed 7th grade beginning concert band, 8th grade symphonic band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz 2, and the award-winning High School Wind Symphony as well as the "Pride of the Northland" Marching Rams. They performed in Michigan and North Dakota, and the Wind Symphony was selected to perform at the 2018 Minnesota Music Educators Conference. Mr. Dubay's bands have consistently earned 1st division ratings at festival.
Mr. Dubay has a B.S. in instrumental music education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He also studied music at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, and is completing a Masters in Education at NMU. While at NMU, he served as principal tuba player in the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and Orchestra. He has also taken on the role of a guest instructor of NMU's marching band.
He also served as Drum Major in the "Pride of the North" marching band for two seasons. Prior to moving to Roseau, he served as director of the Alger County Community Band in Munising Michigan, and also director of the Superior Shores Chorale, an SSA group also based in Munising.
Mr. Dubay has served as an instructor throughout Michigan working with the award-winning Petoskey Marching band as well as band programs in Charlevoix, Portland, Ellsworth, East Jordan, Mancelona, Munising, and Detroit. Mr. Dubay is an active performer with the Northern Symphonic Winds, and the Northern Michigan Brass Band.