Don Deems has taught English at Norwood High School in Cincinnati since 1992. He holds a BA in Speech Communication from Miami University and an MEd in Secondary Education from Wright State University.
Performance experience includes the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps and the Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard. Teaching experience includes the Bluecoats and numerous high school bands and guards throughout the region including Fairborn and Carroll High Schools in Ohio and the state champion Grant County band in Kentucky.
He has been a member of the Tri State Judges Association since 1990 serving as chief judge for the past ten years. He has judged state band championships in Indiana, Michigan, Colorado, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arizona, and Kentucky, has judged for WGI and DCA, and has been a judge for Drum Corps International since 2000.