While in High School, Dontez played in the Shaw University Marching, Jazz and Concert band. He went on to study music education at Howard University and UDC. His talent with a variety of musical instruments allowed him a rewarding teaching career with several elementary schools in Virginia.
Dontez was nominated “Washington Area Musician Association Instrumentalist of the Year.” He has won numerous WAMC awards in Washington DC with the “Black Sheep Reggae Band” and played rhythm and blues for vocalist Milie Jackson.
Dontez’s joy is teaching and performing music.