STAFF

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Marcus Cain
Color Guard Instructor

Mr. Cain is an alumnus of RCHS/RMSST where he completed four years of marching band on trumpet and served on the leadership team. He later marched trumpet at Georgia State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. He began his color guard career in 2019 with Reverie ‘A’ Independent and continued to perform with the program until his age out in 2022 ending in Open class. Mr. Cain has competed on the state and international level, earning numerous finalists and first place awards. Mr. Cain has previously taught at St. Pius X Catholic High School and Parkview High School where both teams have earned superior ratings and first place awards. Mr. Cain is excited to begin his journey at Color Guard Instructor at RCHS. 

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Janee Motley
Assistant Color Guard Instructor

Ms. Motley is currently at Rockdale High School in the Special Education Department. She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina but raised in Conyers Georgia. As a student in the Rockdale County Public School System, Ms. Motley played the flute in concert band and was an active member of the color guard in marching band. Ms. Motley also performed in winter guard for five years starting with the Rockdale Future Heroes. Ms. Motley has three years of coaching experience prior to joining the RCHS Band. She is excited to be working with the guard at RCHS this year. In her free time, Ms. Motley enjoys spending time with her family, traveling with her spouse, reading books, and listening to music. 

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.

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Apryl Espinoza-Wade
Drum Major Instructor/Dance Team Coach

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Lailah Williams
Battery Tech

Ms. Williams is an alumnus of Rockdale County High School. Ms. Williams has experience in both Marching and Concert Percussion. During her time at RCHS, Ms. Williams served as RCHS Percussion Captain; and under her leadership, the RCHS Drumline earned 1st Place and Best in Class Awards. In her free time away from work and college, Ms. Williams enjoys gaming and writing music. 

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Dylan Johnson
Front Ensemble Tech 

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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.