Mr. Vinton Haughton joined the Music Department in September 1997 and has served as Director
of Bands since 1998. He is a graduate of Herbert Morrison Technical High School, Montego Bay Community College, Sam Sharpe
Teachers' College, Western Carolina University and music programmes at Indiana State University and Elmhurst College in the
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education Administration from Western Carolina
State University in the United States and a University of the West Indies / J.B.T.E. Diploma In Teaching with a
major in Music from Sam Sharpe Teachers' College. He has participated in various seminars at the Edna Manley College for the
Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston Jamaica.
Mr. Haughton is currently a candidate for the MMus Degree from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb
IL USA. He has held teaching positions at Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay. He is a regular participant in the
annual "International Teacher In-Service Music Education Programme" at Elmhurst College in Chicago, IL USA.
He is a member of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Association of Caribbean Music Educators
(ACME), Association of Music Teachers and Friends of the Arts (AMTFA). He holds membership on behalf of the Sam Sharpe Community
Band in the World Association of Marching Show Bands since 2000. He is a founding member of the Western Jamaica High
School Band Association (WJHSBA) and helps to co-ordinate the Annual Montego Bay Inter Band Clinic.
He is also a guest conductor at the Western Jamaica International Music Festival (WJIMF) each year.
He also and conductor in residence for the Young Jamaica Ensemble and amalgamation of the concert bands at Sam Sharpe Teachers'
College, Herbert Morrison Technical High School, Mount Alvernia High School and Montego Bay High School for Girls.
At present he holds a position with the Ministry of National Security in Jamaica.