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Band Director

JAMmusician Mr. Iwegbu, Band Director/Music Arranger/ Field Show

 

Mr. Iwegbu is a native of Dallas, Texas and proud 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Animal Science. Mr. Iwegbu is currently working on his Masters degree in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. As a musician, Mr. Iwegbu started learning to read music young while in summer camps and pursued his passion obtaining a scholarship at the University level. Once A member of the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South, (2009-2012), Mr. Iwegbu ascended to euphonium section leader and he has not stepped away from the band since.

 

 He currently serves as a Mentor and Advisor of an award-winning, 80 plus member High School Step Team by the name of Individuals Concerning Education (I.C.E). Soon, he plans on modifying this program into an after school program geared towards utilizing his high school scholars as mentors for elementary and middle school-aged students. Not only does his team compete on the stage, but they push themselves academically. 

 

Mr. Iwegbu finds a way to donate the remainder of his time into giving back to music. He is a member of the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc. Not only does he arrange music, but every weekend during the football season, Mr. Iwegbu lends his assistance to the University's Band as The Voice of M4. Also, he routinely travels to local high schools in order to help their students become ready to perform and compete on a collegiate level. Mr Iwegbu has always been a passionate advocate for the advancement of the youth and will always be a positive role model and ambassador for bands everywhere. Mr. Iwegbu lives by the motto "life is about trial and error. Look back, FIX that error and trial again. You just cant be afraid to TRY. That, then becomes your error. TRY AGAIN!" ~Bernard Iwegbu

JAMmusician Mr. Trotter, Percussion Director

 

Mr. Trotter is a native of North Little Rock, Ar. and proud 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. As a musician Mr. Trotter started playing percussion at the age of 5 and was inspired by many musicians and drummers in his home churches, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and King Solomon Baptist Church. 

He soon auditioned for the middle school drum line in the 6th grade and successfully made it. Years later, he became section leader of the percussion section at North Little Rock High School West Campusfor his 11th and 12th grade years. Upon graduating from the NLRHS West Campus in 2007, Quintin received a full music scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, to play with the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South and jazz program.

In the Spring of 2009, Quintin became a member of the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc. Upon graduation he served as a percussion instructor at UAPB for a year. In 2016, he assisted the percussion section at Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School, under the leadership of Head Band Director Carlton McGhee.  He was given the opportunity to be a drum instructor for the band program at Philander Smith College, also under the leadership of Mr. Carlton McGhee. His favorite scripture is "Remember now they Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." Ecclesiastes 12:1

Percussion Instructor
Percussion Instructor

JAMmusician Mr. Webb, Percussion Instructor Intern

 

Mr. Webb is a native of Little Rock, Ar., a 2014 graduate of Maumelle High School and is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Mr. Webb will graduate May 2019 with a B.A. in Music. Mr. Webb has been playing percussion all his life at various churches and became a member of the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South during the fall semester of 2014. He marched with M4 for 4 years and was a percussion section leader for 2017-2018. His favorite scripture is "stay awake, stand firm in your faith, be brave, be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13

JAMmusician Mr. Morris, Percussion Instructor Intern

 

Mr. Morris is a native of Little Rock, Ar. and a 2018 graduate of McClellan High School. He is currently a freshman at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff majoring in Music Sound Recording Technology and holds a 3.8 GPA. Mr. Morris is a current member of the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South percussion line and plans to continue marching until graduation. Upon graduation, Mr. Morris plans to become a music producer and own his own production company. His favorite scripture is "For as the body without a spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead." James 2:26

Percussion Instructor
Dance Director

JAMdancer Ms. Lee-Davis, Director of Auxiliary

 

Ms. Lee-Davis is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a proud May 2017 graduate from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, majoring in Business Administration concentration in Management. From Fall 2012- Spring 2016, she danced as a UAPB M4 Golden Girl. She has been dancing since she was 7, starting with beginner’s gymnastics and hip-hop. During High School, she took dance classes that included different genres of dance like, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, modern, West African and she danced on her high school dance team The UCHS Golden Girls.

 

Ms. Lee-Davis is a 2014 initiate of the Delta Pi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority and is currently employed at Pine Bluff Light House Charter School as a 5th Grade Math and Science teacher. She also coaches the Majestic Rain Dance Team at Pine Bluff High School and helps out when she can at Lighthouse Charter School. She has a strong dance background in Majorette Style of dance, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical and modern. The motto she lives by is "Sometimes in order to succeed in life, you have to jump. It's up to you to know if you're ready or not." ~Yu-Sim

JAMtwirler Ms. Lee, Color Guard Specialist

 

Ms. Lee is a native of Little Rock, Ar. and a proud May 2010 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Ms. Lee started performing as Little Rock Central High School twirler from 2004-2006. While in college she became a 24Karate Golden Silk for the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South. Upon obtaining her undergraduate degree, Ms. Lee continued her education and obtained her Masters in Addiction Studies in 2013, and received her Certificate in Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Counseling. She is currently working on her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She assisted with the 24Karate Golden Silks for 3 years before becoming the current sponsor.  While this program has been Whitney ’s focus for 3 years, she has worked with numerous programs throughout her career, including Huntington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

Ms. Lee is a 2007 initiate of the Delta Pi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority and is the owner of Whips & Twirls, LLC. which was
established November 2017. She
has a love for music and bringing it to life through movements with baton and flag.  The motto she lives by is "she believe she could, so she did!"

Color Guard Specialist
Band Camp Manager

JAMmusician Mrs. Williams, Music Education/Band Camp Manager

 

Mrs. Williams is a native of Little Rock, Ar. and proud 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Her love for music began when she joined the 6th grade beginner band at Henderson Middle School, playing her flute. Her musical journey grew when she joined the Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School flagline while still playing the flute for concert band and wind orchestra. Music soon grew into a passion as she joined the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South in 2007 playing piccolo and becoming section leader in 2010.

 

Mrs. Williams is a 2011 initiate of the Delta Pi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority and the current sponsor of the Earle High School Flagline. The motto she lives by is "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." ~Steve Jobs

JAMmusician Ms. Pighee, Music Education/Band Camp Manager/Media Team

 

Ms. Pighee is a native of Little Rock,  Ar. She started her music journey in the 6th grade playing Bb clarinet and soon adding bass clarinet. After graduating from high school, she obtained a scholarship to march with the University of Central Arkansas Bear Marching Band and Symphonic Band. She then transferred and became a member of the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South where she soon became clarinet section leader in 2011. 

Ms. Pighee is a 2008 initiate of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority and she served as president of the Delta Pi chapter from 2010-2011.
Her favorite scripture is "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is o her tongue." Proverbs 31:25-26

Band Camp Manager
Media Director

Cary Clayton Media

Director of Media

www.caryclaytonmedia.com

 

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