STAFF

Mr. Herb Laurie is a native of Beaufort, South Carolina and a graduate of Beaufort High School. He is in his 21st year of teaching and instructing both marching band color guard and winterguard. Prior to joining the Marching Bulldog Band Staff in 2018, Mr. Laurie taught both winterguard and colorguard for a number of high school programs in South Carolina including, Beaufort, Colleton County, Greenwood, May River, and Wade Hampton High Schools. The RCHS Color Guard and Winterguard program have consistently earned superior ratings and continue to grow under his leadership.

 

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family and cooking.

Herb Laurie

Color Guard Instructor

Ms. Apryl Espinoza-Wade has been the Drum Major Instructor/Dance Team Coach for the Marching Bulldogs since 2009. She has also taught Drum Majors at Wellsville and Toronto High Schools in Ohio.

 

Ms. Espinoza-Wade attended University of Cincinnati, majoring in Biochemistry; The Community College of The Air Force for Health Information Management and American Military University for Kinesiology. She has served our country in the United States Air Force. Apryl currently is a Local DJ with Hot Talk Radio, owns Jym N Juice Fitness and EMIR Medical Billing.

Apryl Espinoza-Wade

Drum Major Instructor/Dance Team Coach

T.J. Woolfolk has been a percussionist for 25 years, and teaching and arranging for 13 years. While working on his Undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Psychology, T.J. was also a performing member of the original Atlanta Falcons Drumline and the percussion director at Lithonia High School. Most recently he joined the percussion staff at C.R.E.A.M. Percussion {now New Wave Percussion} as the Bass Tech and eventually taking on the role of Assistant Director.

T.J. Woolfolk

Percussion Instructor

Celeste Banks

Percussion Technician

Celeste Banks has 11 years of percussion experience.  Ms. Banks is a proud alumnus of Rockdale County High School where she participated in marching band all four years. She served as Front Ensemble Captain for the Marching Bulldogs as well as being principal percussionist in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. Under her leadership, the percussion section received Superior ratings and 1st and 2nd place distinctions at competitions and festivals. Additionally, during her senior year, she performed in the prestigious Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony from 2015-2016.  

 

After graduating from RCHS, Ms. Banks attended Georgia Southern University, where she continued her musical journey as a member of the GSU Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra, and the Southern Pride Marching Band.  

After her years of being a performer, she wants the experience she gained to be used to enrich the lives of younger musicians by building their love and enjoyment for music performance.   Ms. Banks plans to pursue a career in K-12 Music Education upon graduating from Georgia Southern University in December 2020. 

LaShawn Glover has been a certified dance fitness instructor since 2012.  In 2015 she opened a private dance studio, The Ladies Den, while also developing her own dance format named EGO’D.

 

Ms. Glover later merged businesses with the Jym N Juice Fitness forming a joint format named Teased fitness where Ms. Glover serves as lead choreographer and co-owner.

 

Ms. Glover was captain and choreographer of her high school cheerleading/dance team in Augusta, GA. After graduating high school in 2005 she majored in Criminal Justice and minored in dance at Middle Georgia University.

LaShawn Glover

Dance Team Instructor

ROCKDALE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND 

1174 Bulldog Circle
Conyers, GA 30012

Phone: 770.483.8754
Fax 770.483.8708