About The Teacher

NAME: Mr. Rossi DiBenedetto

SCHOOL: Mandeville High School

CLASS: Instrumental Music

EMAIL: rossi.dibenedetto@stpsb.org

Rossi DiBenedetto - Director of Bands, Mandeville High School

     Rossi DiBenedetto is the Director of Bands for Mandeville High School. 
Prior to Mandeville, Mr. DiBenedetto received his master’s degree in 
Percussion Performance at Southeastern Louisiana University. While attending 
Southeastern, Mr. DiBenedetto was the graduate assistant. His duties included 
Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Basketball Band, Percussion Methods, and World 
     Prior to Southeastern, Mr. DiBenedetto taught instrumental music for 
four years in Ohio at Newark High School and Mount Gilead Schools.  In 
Newark, Mr. DiBenedetto’s bands went to state in all areas and received a 
superior rating in the state marching band finals. 

     Prior to Newark, Mr. DiBenedetto was the Band Director for Mount Gilead 
Schools and taught grades 6th-12th. While at Mount Gilead his marching and 
concert band programs reached the state level. The marching band won Best 
Overall and Grand Champion awards many times during those years. ​​​

     Mr. DiBenedetto received his Bachelor of Music degree from The 
University of Akron. While at Akron, Mr. DiBenedetto was the percussion 
instructor for three “AA” bands in the area. All percussion sections won best 
percussion awards throughout these years.

Degrees and Certification Areas: 
* Masters in Percussion Performance, 
  Southeastern Louisiana University 2011.  
* Bachelors in Music Education K-12, 
  The University of Akron 2005.

 More information can be found at: www.mandevillehighband.org

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