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Meet the Staff

Keith Hall

Executive Director

Keith has a long history in the marching arts. He was a band director for nine years in Mississippi and Florida. He was a staff member of Sky Ryders, Cadets and Magic of Orlando. He started The Band Hall band uniform manufacturing company in 1997. He founded Music City Drum Corps in 2009 and served as director through 2017. And Keith served as drum major of the very first Memphis Blues in 1980.

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Paris Foreman

Corps Director

Paris is originally from Orlando, Florida. He has over 30 years of experience in drum corps and music education. He has served on the staff of multiple groups including Caption Head and Designer. He is currently serving as the Director of the Performing Arts Center for Biloxi Public schools as well as the Marketing Director for the RWS Music Company. Paris is also an officer in the Army National Guard.

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Garrett Coscolluela

Brass Caption Head

Garrett is an active freelancer and music educator based in Atlanta, GA. He currently serves as the trombonist of Gate City Brass, an Atlanta-based brass quintet. He regularly performs as a freelance trombonist throughout the Southeast, playing a variety of classical and commercial styles. As an educator, he maintains an active teaching studio and serves several middle and high school band programs throughout Metro Atlanta. Garrett holds degrees from University of Central Arkansas (MM) and Austin Peay State University (BM). His principal teachers include Justin Cook, Susan K. Smith, and Chris Seger.

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Mason Hill

Percussion Caption Head

Mason lives in Hernando, Mississippi where he serves as a percussion instructor at Hernando High School. Mason marched in Atlanta Quest and Santa Clara Vanguard where he received the Fred Sanford Best Percussion Performance Award. He has also taught at Atlanta Quest and Music City Drum Corps.

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Mandy Lane

Color Guard Caption Head

Mandy currently serves as the Color Guard Director for Lumberton ISD (TX). In her marching days she performed with The Cadets, Amor Winter Guard, and she served as a guard captain at the University of Southern Mississippi. Mandy has instructed and choreographed for numerous color guards throughout the Southeast. In her free time, she enjoys reading classic literature, cooking, gardening, and spending as much time as possible with her precious family.

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DJ Fitzgerald

Visual Caption Head

DJ is a resident of Hernando, Mississippi. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Bands at Hernando High School where he directs the Hernando Marching Band, Hernando Indoor Winds and the 8th Grade Concert Band. DJ recently served as the Visual Caption Head at Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, winning the DCI Open Class bronze medal in 2023. He holds his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Mississippi.

Ryan Todd

Brass Arranger

Ryan is currently the director of bands at Itawamba Community College. He is in high demand as an arranger and drill designer for bands in numerous states. Ryan is a past recipient of the Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year.

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