David Butler is the Director of Bands at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, a position he has held since 1994. Under his direction the bands at CSAS have consistently received superior ratings and recognition at state and national levels, and performed by invitation at numerous festivals, conferences, and universities. In addition to his duties at CSAS, Mr. Butler also serves as the lead instrumental teacher for the Hamilton County school system.
A native of Chattanooga, Mr. Butler is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where he studied tuba with R. Winston Morris. As an arranger of music for the tuba and for concert band, his works have been performed by groups at all levels, and recorded by several prominent collegiate and professional ensembles. Mr. Butler is past president of the East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association, and an elected member of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity and the American School Band Directors Association.