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OUR BAND

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. 

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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 took over all visual aspects of the show in hopes of increasing competition scores and was successful with a first place in general effect.

Color Guard Instructor 

Gavin Arnold is the 2024-25 color guard instructor. He is a Fairmont State University color guard member under the direction of Resa Morgan. He was the 2024 indoor color guard dance lead at FSU. He also helped NMHS at band camp last year as our drum major instructor. We are excited to have him continue to help us this year in a different way!

Flute Instructor

Sierra Weaver will be our flute instructor for the 2024-25 year. She is a 2022 graduate from NMHS. We are extremely happy that she has agreed to help us again this year!

Clarinet Instructor

Chloe Higgins will be returning as our clarinet instructor for the 2024-25 year. She is a North Marion Marching Husky Alumni and we are so excited to see how she can help us out again!

Saxophone Instructor

Rachel Mushnick will be instructing out saxophones for the 2024-25 year. She is the band teacher for Monongah Middle and we can't wait to have her help us out this year and hopefully years to come!

Trumpet Instructor 

Mackenzie Renner is the 2024-25 trumpet instructor. She is a 2020 NMHS Marching Band Alumni and will be a returning instructor to us for the fourth 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 again this year. We are excited to see what they can do again!

Percussion Instructor

Franky Satterfield is the 2024-25 percussion instructor. He is a FSU Marching Band Member and will be returning to help us out. 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 again as the drum major instructor (in addition to color guard). With his 1st place drum major award, we hope he can bring us a few more!

Kayla Rhoades

President

Patricia DeNoon

Vice-President

Stephanie Cummons

Secretary

Resa Morgan

Treasurer

Tiffany Craig

Co-Treasurer

MEET THE BAND BOOSTERS

Denise Felix

Drum Major

Demi Nickolich

Band Commander

Trinity Arnold

Percussion Captain

Makenna Price

Woodwind Captain

Samantha Carpenter

Brass Captain

MEET THE SECTION LEADERS

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