Design Staff

Terry Sanders

Terry Sanders

Program Coordinator
Terry's Bio
Terry Sanders received his degrees in Music Education and Computer and Information Science from Troy State University. He studied percussion under Dr. Samuel Frederick, while marching with the “Sound of the South” Trojan Band. Mr. Sanders studied clarinet with Dr. John M. Long in the Troy State Reading Band. He also studied percussion privately with Sergeant Carl Griggs of the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Sanders was the Co-Percussion Caption Head and arranger for the Florida Wave Drum and Bugle Corps from 1980 – 81.

Mr. Sanders was the Director of Percussion at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida for 30 plus years. Under his direction, the Escambia HS Percussion section has won over 40 High Drum Caption awards and has received no less than a superior rating at any Band Competition since 1982. Mr. Sanders was the founder of the award winning, Escambia HS Diamonds Indoor Percussion Ensemble. The Diamonds have been competing in WGI Regional Championships as well as WGI World Championships and since 1997. Mr. Sanders also was the Program Coordinator for The WGI 2017 PIO Bronze Medalist Freedom Percussion Ensemble.

Mr. Sanders was responsible for creating the largest PAS Day of Percussion Marching Clinic in the Southeast United States. Doing clinics and master classes with the following: Scott Johnson, Jeff Prosperie, Shane Gwaltney, Dr. Omar Carmanates, Brian Nozny, Sean Vega, Danny Raymond, Joe Hobbs, Bill Bachman, Mike McIntosh, Andrew Tucker. Elanders Frazier, Harvey Thompson, John Lluvea and Infinity Basses, Jeff Moore, Matthew Filosa and the FSU Percussion Section, Luis Rivera and the USA Percussion Section and Clint Gillespie and Dr. Andrew Lynge and the
Jacksonville State University Percussion Section.

Mr. Sanders actively serves as a championship level adjudicator for fall marching competitions and indoor percussion competitions. He is a currently an official WGI Percussion Judge. He is an active member of, the Indiana Percussion Judges Association, the Texas Color Guard Circuit, Georgia Indoor Percussion Circuit, Florida Federation Color Guard Circuit, the Arizona Percussion Circuit, the Mississippi Indoor Association Circuit and the Southern Association of the Performing Arts Circuit, Florida Marching Band Coalition, and the Southeastern Color Guard
Circuit.

Mr. Sanders currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit and he has served many years on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board, most recently in 2016. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity and he is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and currently serves on the PAS Marching Percussion Committee. Mr. Sanders also works with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps as the Program Coordinator. Southwind was awarded the most improved corps for the 2019 DCI season.

Terry is currently an Educational Artist endorser for Innovative Percussion, the REMO Drum Head Company, Sabian Cymbals and the Pearl /Adams Drum Company.

Terry, his wife Regina, his 2 daughters Penny and Jade, his German Shepherds Duke and Prince, all reside in Pensacola, Florida.

Rodney Bailey

Rodney Bailey

Visual Designer
Rodney's Bio
During the Fall of 1995, Mr. Bailey became the Colorguard Coordinator for the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners and still holds that position today. During the winter of 1995 Mr. Bailey became the Founder/Director of the Central Carroll High School Winterguard located in Carrollton, GA., and remained the director for four years. In 1997 Mr. Bailey co-founded the JSU Center Stage Winterguard along with Director of Bands, Kenneth G. Bodiford. Both The Central Carroll Winterguard and the JSU Center Stage Winterguard received awards on the local and national level. In addition to other awards, the JSU Center Stage Winterguard is a 6 time WGI Finalist and a WGI Independent Open Bronze Medalist and a 2007 WGI independent World finalist.

Since the founding of these outstanding organizations, Mr. Bailey has been involved with several Drum and Bugle Corps throughout the southeast. In addition to his role as colorguard coordinator for the Marching Southerners, he is also the 2004 Southeastern Colorguard Circuit Service Award Recipient, the 2005 SCGC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, an inductee into the SCGC and SAPA Hall of Fame, former president of the Southeastern Colorguard Circuit and The Southern Association for Performing Arts.  Mr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Education degree from Jacksonville State University and is currently an instructor of English, a JSU Faculty advisor, technology liaison for the Jacksonville State University Writing Project Summer Institute, Phi Kappa Phi president elect and the coordinator of Integrated Studies at Jacksonville State University.

Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford

Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford

Design/Program Consultant
Kenneth's Bio
Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford has served as the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama since 1994. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education at Jacksonville State University, his Master of Music in Music Education and Wind Ensemble Conducting degree at East Carolina University and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting degree from The University of Alabama.

Dr. Bodiford is the conductor of the Jacksonville State University Chamber Winds, which is the top performing wind ensemble at the university. This ensemble has performed for regional and national venues such as the Alabama Music Educators Conference and the Bands of America Concert Festival Regionals. The ensemble also performs on campus and throughout the northeast Alabama and Georgia regions. In addition to his responsibilities as the Director of Bands, Dr. Bodiford teaches the instrumental conducting courses at the university and maintains a busy national schedule as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor.

Dr. Bodiford is also the director of the internationally known “Marching Southerners.” Since Dr. Bodiford’s appointment to the Jacksonville State University director’s position, the band program has consistently grown in both quantity and quality each year. Under his leadership, The Marching Southerners have grown from approximately 144 members to a membership in excess of 450. They have been included in the Congressional Record of The 111th Congress U.S. House of Representatives for their production, “Of Thee I Sing,” performed in Gubernatorial, and Presidential inaugural parades as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Was selected to lead the 2012 London New Year’s Day Parade and were selected in 2016 to perform for the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Most recently, the band has been invited to lead the 2019 World Pease Parade in Rome. Italy.

Dr. Bodiford served as the Executive Director of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (JSU Spirit) from 2001 until 2007. Under his leadership, the corps consistently ranked among the elite top twelve corps in the nation at the DCI World Championships. In 2013, Dr. Bodiford was nominated for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. He was selected as the 2016-17 director of the United States Army All American Marching Band. This group consists of 125 of the top marching band students in the United States. They perform halftime for the All American Bowl each year that is held in San Antonio, Texas.

Throughout his career, Dr. Bodiford has studied with some of the nations finest conductors. As an undergraduate student, his mentor and band director was Dr. David L. Walters, Director Emeritus, Jacksonville State University. He has also studied with conductors such as Dr. William Wiedrich, University of South Florida, Dr. Robert Ponto, Oberlin Conservatory, Dr. Ken Ozzello, The University of Alabama, and Dr. Frank Battisti, New England Conservatory.

Elanders Frazier

Elanders Frazier

Battery Arranger/Percussion Co-caption Head
Elanders's Bio
Elanders Frazier is the Caption Head, Battery Arranger and Supervisor for Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps. He has been a percussion instructor, arranger, visual designer, adjudicator, and clinician for grade schools and independent ensembles in the Gulf Coast area since 2002.  He holds an A.A. in Business and a B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Management from the University of West Florida. His collegiate performance credits include: Pensacola State College (Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensembles) and the University of West Florida Symphonic Band. His professional marching credits include Eminence Indoor, Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps, and Music City Mystique. He was inducted into the Gulfcoast Colorguard and Percussion Circuit Hall of Fame in 2018. Elanders is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, a percussion educator with Innovative Percussion.
Chad Hannah

Chad Hannah

Drill Designer
Chad's Bio
Building on its successful 2017 and 2018 tours, Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps is already gearing up for an even more ambitious 2019.

How a corps looks on the field is as important as how a corps sounds. To build on our success in 2017 and 2018, Southwind is pleased to welcome Chad Hannah to our design staff. A veteran corps show designer, Chad is excited to return to Southwind as an alumni from 1990-1992.

Chad brings an impressive range of experience to Southwind’s design team, from visual designer for Sprit from JSU and staff member of Spirit of Atlanta to Director of Bands for Rome High School, Rome, Georgia. Before that, Chad served as Associate Band Director for Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton, Florida. Chad earned his BS in Music Education from Jacksonville State University.

Ryan Reed

Ryan Reed

Front Ensemble Arranger/Technician
Ryan's Bio
Ryan Reed is the percussion educator and designer currently in the Cincinnati, OH, area. He is the percussion director for West Clermont High
School. The 2020 season will mark Ryan’s third year on staff with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, and second year as front ensemble arranger. Additionally, Ryan serves as a front ensemble instructor for Matrix Performing Arts (2013-current). Previously, Ryan served as the front ensemble arranger for the Skyliners’ Drum and Bugle Corps (2016-17), Sunrisers Drum and Bugle Corps (2018), and White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps (2019). He has served as the front ensemble instructor for the Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2009), Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2012), Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2015) and front ensemble instructor/coordinator for Capital City Percussion (2013-15).

Ryan received a B.M. in Music Education from Kent State University where he studied percussion with Ted Rounds. As a performer in the marching arts, Ryan was a front ensemble member of Matrix Percussion from 2006-2008, taking part in the ensembles European tour in 2008. He was also a member of the Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007 and 2009, and the
Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008. In 2016, Ryan performed with Matrix International for the 2016 Chaiayi City International Band Festival in Chiayi City, Taiwan.

In addition to teaching, Ryan is a designer for marching bands and indoor drumlines around the country with Ferguson Design Solutions. Ryan is also an endorser for Innovative Percussion.

Ryan is very excited to be with Southwind for the 2020 season.

Justin Williams

Justin Williams

Brass Arranger
Justin's Bio
Justin Williams has been Southwind’s brass arranger since the 2017 season. Justin received a Bachelor of Arts degree with special honors in Political Science and a minor in music from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala. He also received the Master of Arts in History from JSU and the Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University. Justin serves as arranger and program consultant for many high school band programs across the country and is staff arranger for the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners. When not arranging and composing, he teaches history, political science, and religion at Central Alabama Community College in Talladega, Ala.  Justin and his wife have a daughter, Anna.