Meet The Team
Patrick J. Blackburn
Band Director
Mr. Patrick Blackburn joins C. E. Jordan from the neighboring middle school as the Githens Middle School Band Director. Mr. Blackburn received both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Blackburn has been a Durham Public Schools music educator since 2006 and also serves as a private music instructor.

Mr. Blackburn’s accomplishments in education have been recognized by his peers as he is the was previously named the Githens Teacher of the Year and was a Quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award in both 2016 and 2017. The Jordan family is looking forward to Mr. Blackburn’s contributions.
Gaebryl Vines
Guard Director
A graduate of Cary High School and a member of The Cary High School Marching Band, Gaebryl has dedicated the past 8 years to colorguard. Performing 1 season with Carolina Gold Winterguard and 4 seasons including his ageout of A class with Carolina Visual Productions Winterguard. He is a 4 time WGI Participant and 1 time WGI Finalist with CVP A's 2018 show "Smile".
Gaebryl has taught many groups such as CVP Cadets, the elementary and middle school winterguards, East Wake Independent winterguard and CVP Encore (all-age) winterguard. He is also currently instructing for the Harnett Central High School Marching Trojans, since 2015.

Recently making a transition to Durham, Gaebryl wishes to grow and build the colorguard program at C.E Jordan.

2019 - 2020 Band Booster Board 
The Jordan High School Band Boosters Club consists of 7 to 12 Officers.  In addition, there are dozens of parents and family members who donate time.  The Boosters are one of the foundation blocks of the Band.  Jordan High School Band Booster Club is available to help advance the growth quality and enhancement of the Jordan High School Band Program through financial logistical and moral support. If you have any concerns, questions, or requests please contact the Jordan High School Band Booster through email.

If you will like to contact the booster please click on their names to send them an email.

Kathy Caldwell-Smith

Suze Bear
VP of Operations

CC Harris
VP of Ways & Means

General supervision over affairs of the band and is responsible for keeping the board fully informed of the band's activities.

Plan and oversee band fundraising activities and assist with student fundraising.  Schedule staff for vendor collaborations.
Collaborates with the Band Director and the Student Band President on various program functions that require the Boards support.

Jodi Fitch

Elizabeth Benson

Shari Perez
Communications Coordinator

Distributes all communication to students, board members, and parents, keep all communication of events up to date, and maintains website.
Maintain budget and accurate account of the band's receipts and disbursements.
Prepare and maintain the official minutes of all board meetings.

Claudia Blab
Pit Crew Director

Michelle Kirksey
Student Accounts

CC Harris
Volunteer Coordinator

Track student accounts including band fee payments and fundraising revenue.
Organize and schedule volunteers and chaperones for all band events.
Help create props for the marching band, help fix and maintain the up keep of band props.