Our Director

Josey J. Jimenez

Ms. Josey J. Jimenez has been the Director of Bands at Duluth MS since 2016. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. While at the University of Georgia, Ms. Jimenez was a member of the Redcoat Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Saxophone Ensemble, and multiple saxophone quartets. She studied saxophone under Dr. Connie Frigo and conducting under Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger. Ms. Jimenez also holds a Master's degree in Music Education from Georgia College and State University. Ms. Jimenez is an active clinician around the state of Georgia and bands under her direction have consistently earned superior ratings at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation. Students in the DMS band have consistently been selected to participate in District Honor Band, All-State Honor Band, and UGA's Midfest Honor Band while under Ms. Jimenez's instruction. In addition to teaching band at Duluth Middle School, Ms. Jimenez is proud to be involved with the Duluth High School Wildcat Marching Band. Ms. Jimenez is a member of multiple professional organizations, including Sigma Alpha Iota, Woman Band Directors International, the National Band Association, the Georgia Music Educators Association, and the D23 Official Disney Fan Club. In her free time, Ms. Jimenez likes to cater to her dog Ellie's every need and spend as much time as possible at Disney World.

Duluth Middle School


Duluth Middle School strives to inspire all students to achieve academic excellence and to embrace the rigor required to thrive in a global society.


Duluth Middle School will prepare students with social and academic skills to be productive members of society.

Duluth Middle School is a Title I school located within the Gwinnett County Public School district in Duluth, Georgia. Duluth Middle School is part of the Duluth cluster, which includes Chesney ES, Berkeley Lake ES, B.B. Harris ES, Chattahoochee ES, Coleman MS, and Duluth HS. With almost 1500 students enrolled from grades 6-8, we are proud to be an incredibly diverse school and community that strives to give all students the opportunity for excellence.

Fine Arts @ Gwinnett County Public Schools

Students enrolled in Fine Arts programs of Gwinnett County Public Schools receive quality instruction in dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts. The Fine Arts will be an essential and integral part of the instructional program and will be accessible to all students. All students will be expected to demonstrate competence in the production, analysis, and evaluation of at least one art form and have an understanding of the contribution of all art forms to world cultures. Superior fine arts instruction will be delivered by certified arts teachers in each curriculum area based on a sequential, comprehensive, quality Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum which incorporates current technology. The AKS represent GCPS standards of excellence for all fine arts students and scaffold from grade to grade, ensuring that students are immersed in arts experiences.

Teachers will engage in continuous improvement of their content knowledge and will utilize quality plus instructional strategies in conjunction with creative and innovative instructional practices in the delivery of instruction. Gwinnett County Public Schools' Fine Arts students participate in numerous local, statewide, regional, national, and international festivals and competitions, and are known for their excellent performance standards. The continued enthusiasm and support of administrators at all levels, community members, parents, and students enable the Gwinnett County Public Schools Fine Arts programs to achieve world-class standards and to remain an essential element in a complete educational program. It is the desire that each Gwinnett County Public Schools student develops his/her artistic and creative potential to the fullest.

Information taken from GCPS Fine Arts Department page

Other Duluth Cluster Band Directors

Katie Groves

Director of Bands

Duluth High School

Michael Ball

Associate Director of Bands

Duluth High School

Nick DiPaola

Director of Bands

Coleman Middle School