Mr. Matthew Morgan
Mr. Matthew Morgan is a 2015 graduate of Fairmont State University (FSU) with a Bachelor of Arts in music education. At FSU, his passion for music earned him awards such as Excellence in Music Theory, Excellence in Conducting, and the Matthew Morgan Dance Award (named after him upon graduation). Because he was selected for All-State Choir twice in high school and participated in Collegiate Honor Choir a total of four times, his original instrument of choice was voice. However, marching band quickly became his passion upon finding Drum Corps International (DCI) and becoming a Bluecoats fan. He has participated in multiple band camps: eight as a marching member (with titles such as Section Leader, Brass Caption Head, and Assistant Band Commander) and five as an instructor prior to becoming the Band Director at North Marion High School in the fall of 2017. His goal is to inspire the future of music educators at North Marion High School.
Mrs. Resa Morgan
Mr. Morgan’s wife, Resa, is the visual instructor for North Marion High School. She has been involved in marching band since 2007, where she played flute and bass drum. In 2010, she became a color guard member. In college, she began writing routines for Fairmont State University, where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been by Mr. Morgan's side with the band since starting in 2017 where she was the color guard instructor until 2023. Her routines have won her color guard best auxiliary multiple times. Her dedication is shown as she doesn’t miss a practice or performance. Starting in 2023, she will be taking over all visual aspects of the show in hopes of increasing competition scores.
Color Guard Instructor
Johnathan Richards is the 2023-24 color guard instructor. He is a Fairmont State University color guard member under the direction of Resa Morgan. He was the 2022-23 color guard captain of both outdoor and indoor guard at FSU. He also helped NMHS at band camp last year as our percussion instructor. We are excited to have him continue to help us this year in a different way!
Sierra Weaver will be our flute instructor for the 2023-24 year. She is a 2022 graduate from NMHS. We are extremely happy that she has agreed to help us this year!
Chloe Higgins will be joining us as our clarinet instructor for the 2023-24 year. She is a North Marion Marching Husky Alumni and we are so excited to see how she can help us out this year!
Benjamin Duncan will be instructing out saxophones for the 2023-24 year. He is a 2021 graduate from NMHS. He will be a returning instructor for the third year. We can't wait to have his help again!
Mackenzie Renner is the 2023-24 trumpet instructor. She is a 2020 NMHS Marching Band Alumni and will be a returning instructor to us for the third year. We are excited to have her continue to help us this year.
Low Brass Instructor
Darren Lanham and Natalie Malone will be our low brass instructors this year. They are Fairmont State University band membrs and were willing to step up and help us this year. We are excited to see what they can do!
Franky Satterfield is the 2023-24 percussion instructor. He is a FSU Marching Band Member and will be a new instructor to us this year. He has instructed Robert C. Byrd for many years. We are excited to see what he can do to help us this year!
Drum Major Instructor
Gavin Arnold will be joining us as a new instructor this year. He will be instructing the drum major for the 2023-24 year! With his 1st place drum major award, we hope he can bring us a few more!
Low Brass Leader
Low Brass Co-Leader