Dr. Jon Sweet – Designer
Dr. Jon Sweet currently resides in Lafayette, IN and serves as Assistant Professor of Bands for Purdue University. Since 2004, Jon has been designing award-winning marching band shows and has been influential in concept planning and visual design. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in 2019, a Master of Music degree in Wind Band Conducting from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Abilene Christian University in 2004.
Dr. Sweet spent 11 years as a public-school band director in Texas, where his groups frequently achieved superior ratings, best in class awards, best in festival awards, outstanding visual awards, and outstanding general effect awards.
In demand as both a marching and concert band clinician, Jon has worked with many fine groups and incorporates his love of energetic performances and positive experiences in the education of students and leaders. He has also served as a guest honor band clinician for groups in Colorado and Indiana. Jon has adjudicated for UIL, Kentucky Music Educators, USBands, American Classics Festivals, and other invitational competitions.
Jon is happily married to his wife Lori and will celebrate their 15th anniversary in 2019. They have a Boxer dog named Penny who commands their attention.
In his spare time, Jon enjoys flying drones, playing with Lego’s, reading, and a good cup of coffee.