Jerriald Dillard is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching, and his tenth as the Percussion Specialist at Oak Ridge High School in the Conroe Independent School District. In the spring of 2005, the Oak Ridge percussion ensemble performed in the Bands of America National Percussion Festival. In 2007, the Oak Ridge percussion ensemble was the only percussion ensemble selected to perform at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. In 2008, the Oak Ridge High School Percussion Ensemble was one of three high school percussion groups in the country, who won the PAS "Call for Tapes" International Percussion Ensemble Contest.
In 1999 Mr. Dillard graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Music, where he studied conducting with Mathew McInturf and percussion pedagogy with Doug Rosener and Alec Warren. Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmaster Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and Percussive Arts Society. . He is one of the educational endorsers for Evans Drum Heads, Innovative Percussion and Sabian Cymbals.