Buddy Porter has taught instrumental music at St. Dominic for the last 30 years. He has been the coordinator of the 225 member elementary band program for the arch diocese during that time. His teaching career spans 50 years. He taught high school band in Vicksburg, Mississippi for 10 years before returning to Mobile, his home town, to teach at Grand Bay Middle School,
He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in instrumental music education.
Mr. Porter is a member of Alabama Bandmasters Association and The National Association For Music Educators. He is a member of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Opera Orchestra ,Mobile Brass Quintette,Southern Brass Quintette and is on staff as the low brass coach for the Mobile Youth Symphony while performing with many other ensembles in the area.