John Ungurait is the Director of Bands at Northwest Mississippi Community College. An alumnus of Northwest, which he attended in 1983 and 1984, Ungurait received a Bachelors degree in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters degree in music from New Mexico State University. In 2006, he was president of the Mississippi Community and Junior College Band Directors Association, and served as past president of that organization last year. Known as a clinician and judge in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, Ungurait has also worked as a percussion instructor for several drum and bugle corps, and he served as the front ensemble instructor for the Arizona Sun Drum and Bugle Corps. In Mississippi he has worked as a consultant with high school bands in Pascagoula, Lumberton, Hernando, Oxford and Senatobia. He has served as clinician for the Memphis City Schools Honor Band.