Mr. Justin Compton

Mr. Compton attended Jemison High School in Jemison, AL where he lived until his graduation in 2006. He then attended Troy University where he studied trumpet with Dr. James Zingara and conducting with Dr. Mark Walker. During his tenure at Troy University he was a member and leader within the Sound of the South Marching Band, Troy University Symphony Band, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. He was also a member of the Troy University Trumpet Ensemble which traveled to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference three times

Following his departure from Troy University with a degree in Music Education, he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he continued his study of trumpet with Dr. Zingara and Dr. Steven Roberts and conducting with Dr. Sue Samuels. While at UAB he served as a graduate student assistant within the Band program and assisted with the instruction of the Marching Blazers, a music librarian for the band department, assisted with the Blazer Basketball Pep Band, and helped organize the UAB Marching, Middle School, and High School honor bands. He completed his Master's in Arts Education from UAB in 2013 and was named a distinguished graduate in music. Mr. Compton earned an Ed.S in Instructional Leadership Administration from Troy University in 2023.

As the Director of Bands at Dauphin Jr. High School, Mr. Compton has overseen the evolution of the band program to include two auditioned concert ensembles, homogeneous beginning band instruction and a curricular jazz ensemble. Working closely with Mrs. Sophia Compton, Director of Bands at Coppinville Jr. High School, they oversee the curriculum and recruitment for Junior High Bands in Enterprise City Schools. Previous to this appointment, Mr. Compton was the Director of Bands at Zion Chapel School in Jack, Alabama where he served in that capacity for six years. Under his direction the Zion Chapel Symphonic Band performed at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., Universal Studios Florida, and the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to his time at Zion Chapel he was the Director of Bands and Choirs for Jackson Middle School and Assistant Director of Bands at Jackson High School, both in Jackson, Alabama. Ensembles under his baton consistently received Superior ratings at regional marching competitions and Alabama Bandmaster's Association District VIII Music Performance Assessment. 

He currently lives in Enterprise with his wife Sophia, and his twins, Oliver and Clover.