Director's Team

 Davon J. Yonkers is currently the Director of Bands at Highland Springs High School directing all instrumental music ensembles.  Mr. Yonkers holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Music Education, both from Norfolk State University.  He is a native of Portsmouth, VA and has traveled abroad to perform “Black Broadway Rhythms” in the Edinburgh, Scotland Theater Festival. 

Danielle Yonkers, Assistant Director of Bands (Auxiliary & Woodwind Instructor), is a graduate of Norfolk State University where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education.  She is also a graduate of the University of Richmond where she received a Post-Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  She also is currently the Band & Orchestra Director at Holman Middle School.

Kim Storrs, Assistant Director of Bands (Brasswind Instructor)

Alisha Luke, Assistant Director of Bands (Percussion Instructor), is a proud 2011 graduate of Highland Springs HS. Upon graduating high school she attended Norfolk State University and participated with the “Spartan Legion” Band and became of member of “MDFS.” She received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work.

Willis King, Assistant Director of Bands (Dance Coach), is a proud alumnus of Norfolk State University, where he was a member of the world-renowned "Spartan Legion" Marching Band until he graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Mass Communications, General Broadcasting. He is currently pursuing a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts.

Gayle Brown, Assistant Director of Bands (Flag Coach)

Tim Carter, Assistant Director of Bands (Drum Major Coach), is a native of Richmond, VA who matriculated through Richmond Public Schools. Tim is a two time degree recipient of Norfolk State University, ultimately receiving a Master’s in Urban Education with a concentration in School Counseling. He was a trumpet player in a few music ensembles at NSU, including brass and pep bands and the Spartan “Legion” Marching Band where he also served as drum major for two years.  Currently he is serving as a School Counselor for Richmond Public Schools and Drum Major Coach for Highland Springs HS "Marching Battalion."