STAFF

Mr. Scott has many years of experience in color guard and pageantry arts. His performance experience includes Winter Guard International and Feature Twirler for Alabama State and Savannah State Universities. He is well versed in both Traditional and Corps-Style presentations. As an educator, he has taught on the High School, Collegiate, and All-Star levels.  He is often sought after to adjudicate contests and choreograph visual ensembles. 

 

Mr. Scott is excited to work with the RCHS Auxiliary and continue the legacy of excellence. 

Kin Scott
Color Guard Instructor

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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 26 years, and teaching and arranging for 14 years. While working on his Undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Psychology, Mr. Woolfolk was also a performing member of the original Atlanta Falcons Drumline and the Percussion Director at Lithonia High School - leading them to a High Stepping Nationals Percussion Title and 3rd place at the 2018 PASIC Drumline Battle. During this time, he was also a performer with the Perimeter Wind Ensemble from 2010 on, including as a soloist on four occasions and a Featured Conductor for the ensemble in 2018.

 

Most recently, Mr. Woolfolk 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 is a K-5 Elementary Music Teacher in DeKalb County.

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

Breon Evans
Marching Band Technician

Breon J’vonte Evans is a native of Sardis, Georgia. Mr. Evans is a 2021 graduate of Morehouse College. Mr. Evans is studying for his M.Me at University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Mr. Evans has received multiple awards for his conducting such as, Director of the Year
in 2018 and was the first student at Morehouse College and the youngest participant of the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) Conducting Symposium held in 2019. Mr. Evans has studied conducting from multiple directors such as Mr. DaShaun McGee, Dr. Shiree Williams, Dr. Chad Hughes, Dr. William Lake, Dr. Jack Eaddy, Dr. Rick Fleming, and Dr. David
Morrow. Mr. Evans has also worked with many groups in teaching music. He has worked with multiple Richmond County Schools, returned to Burke County, Georgia to teach and clinic, led camps in Wayne County, Georgia, Morgan County, Georgia, and at Stilwell High School. Mr. Evans has been to

35 of the 50 states to play and sing and teach music. He has travelled toHawaii to play at Pearl Harbor and also travelled to New York to sing at Carnegie Hall with other wonderful musicians. Mr. Evans has performed and conducted many orchestras such as, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He has sung for the memorial services ofhistorical people such as Jessye Norman(International Operatic Soprano) and Juanita Abernathy(One of the four starters of the Civil Rights Movement). Mr. Evans is also a music minister and assistant minister for his convocation, The Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ and the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Churches. He has also worked with Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of Dr. James Abbington. He not only works hardin the classroom and churches, but he is also a Soldier in the U.S. Army. For the military he serves as a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear specialist. While in the Army Mr. Evans has earned multiple certifications in Hazmat, Chemical Awareness, Chemical Warfare, Accounting, and more. Mr. Evans hopes to continue in the music education field by teaching young minds about the importance of music. He also plans to continue his education after Morehouse College.