Don Colquitt

Don ColquittDon Colquitt serves as the band director at Fouke High School in Fouke, Arkansas where he teaches band, jazz band, and AP music theory. He has previously taught in the Hooks, Plano, Paris, Texarkana, and Pleasant Grove school districts in Texas. He also teaches music composition at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

In addition to his teaching career, Mr. Colquitt composes music for bands of all levels, writes chamber music, and has arranged music for the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra as well as high school and university marching bands. Colquitt earned a Bachelor of Music degree in composition at Henderson State University where he studied with William Underwood.

Mr. Colquitt has received commissions from the Southern Arkansas University Wind Ensemble, Henderson State University, The University of Arkansas at Monticello, the University Interscholastic League, Four States Bandmasters Association, Arkansas Small Band Association, and many high school and middle school bands in the four states area. His works have premiered at the Arkansas State Band and Orchestra Association Convention, Four States Bandmasters Association Convention, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and his pieces have been performed at the Metropolitan Annual Brass Band Festival in Tokyo, Japan. His most recent commission “2 pieces for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano” for the Arkansas Music Teachers Association will be premiered in June of 2022.

As a bass guitarist, Colquitt is a founding member of the Texarkana Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with various groups in the Ark-La-Tex area and has played with and array of artist including Jon Faddis, Bill Watrous, Wayne Bergeron, Allen Vizzutti, Lew Soloff, Tom "Bones" Malone, Mike Williams, Dennis Montgomery, and Wayne Newton.

Colquitt lives in Texarkana, Texas with his wife, Letha, and two Boston Terriers. They have four children and four grandchildren. They enjoy travel, going to concerts and music festivals, fishing, and spending time spoiling their grandchildren.