DHS Wildcat Band

Jimmy C. Draughn High School is located in Valdese, NC, just west of Hickory on Interstate I-40. Student enrollment is close to 650 school-wide and our band program hosts 84. Combined with the choral department, the music programs at Draughn draw about 23% of the school population making the performing arts a highlight of this school.

Mr. Ryan Kisner
Director of Bands

Make a donation to our band program! We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible.  Thank you in advance for your support of music in our schools!


Percussion Ensemble

Our Percussion Ensemble focuses on chamber works for percussion students that may involve marching, traditional, and non-traditional instruments.

Jazz Catz

The Jazz Band is open to all students and meets during the Spring semester. Repertoire varies from jazz, rock, funk and a variety of other popular styles.