TJMC Staff

2020-2021 Season

Scroll down to see the list of amazing people who made this marching band season so wonderful.  Click on a staff member’s name to learn more about his/her experience marching and teaching.  They have been members of and instructors for about a dozen of the Drum Corps International World Class Drum & Bugle Corps, WGI Color Guard and Indoor Percussion Units,  and the U.S. Marine Commandant’s Own Drum Drum & Bugle Corps.  We are very lucky to have this fabulous team!

  • Steve Ballard, TJHSST Band Director and TJMC Director, Percussion Caption Head, Pit Arranger, and Staff Coordinator
  • Samantha Lee Ballard, Show Coordinator, Color Guard Designer and Caption Head
  • Pat Miller, Drill Writer
  • Alan Johnson, Horn Line Arranger
  • Brandon JonesHorn Line Instructor and Winds Music Caption Head
  • Eric Donaldson, Visual Instructor
  • Francis Franqui, Visual Instructor
  • Jonas Mitchell, Visual Instructor
  • Ian Hale, Front Ensemble Instructor (Band Camp)
  • David Fye, Battery Instructor
  • Alex KluttzFront Ensemble Instructor
  • Aaron Buck, Front Ensemble Instructor
  • Matt Penland, Battery Instructor
  • Natalie Donaldson, Color Guard Instructor
  • DaSean Young, Color Guard Instructor
  • Kevin Chaplin, Color Guard Instructor
  • Crystal Lee Ballard, TJMC Official Mascot (Part-time Volunteer) Resume: Expert color guard watcher and disapprover of percussionists who play too loudly since August 2011.  References available upon request.