- Dell TrotterProgram Coordinator/Brass Caption Head
- Rodney BaileyDesigner and Choreographer
- Dr. Kenneth G. BodifordDesign/Program Consultant
- Marsha FosterGuard Caption Head
- Elanders FrazierBattery Arranger/Percussion Co-caption Head
- John GaalPercussion Co-caption Head
- Chad HannahDrill Designer
- Ryan ReedFront Ensemble Arranger/Technician
- Terry SandersDesign and Percussion Consultant
- Nathan ShuffittVisual Caption Head
- Justin WilliamsBrass Arranger
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. 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.
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.
So welcome, Chad. By the looks of things, Southwind will be turning even more heads in 2019.
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 2019 season.
Terry was the Percussion Caption Head and arranger for the Florida Wave Drum and Bugle Corps from 1980 – 81. Mr. Sanders is currently the Director of Percussion at Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida. Under his direction, the acclaimed Diamonds Indoor Percussion Ensemble has been mainstay in WGI Percussion since 1997 winning Regional Championships as well as being WGI World Championship finalist and semifinalist in PSA PSO and PSW since 1997. He has served multiple years on the WGI Percussion Advisory Board. Mr. Sanders has been the featured clinician for numerous outdoor and indoor Judges associations and is a standing member of the Marching Percussion Committee for the Percussive Arts Society. Terry is a long time educational endorser for REMO Drum Heads, Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams Drums, and Sabian Cymbals. This is Terry’s 3rd year as the Program Coordinator for Freedom Percussion.