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Mr. Nicholas Alford
DIRECTOR OF BANDS

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Mr. Nicholas Alford completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Virginia Tech.  He completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in the Spring of 2022 and completed his graduate degree with a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.  Mr. Alford has performed in many ensembles while at Virginia Tech such as the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble, The Marching Virginians, The Virginia Tech Pep Band, The Virginia Tech Saxophone Quartet, and the VT Philharmonic.

Mr. Alford has worked with ensembles in the area such as the Christiansburg High School Marching Band as their Assistant Director.  He has also worked with The Marching Virginians as a Senior Staff Assistant this past year.

Starting in the fall of 2023, Mr. Alford will be starting at Glenvar High and Middle School as their Director of Bands.

Mr. Stephen Chisum is excited to return to the Glenvar area after spending his 4th through 9th grade years here. After moving to Henrico County in central Virginia, Mr. Chisum graduated from Deep Run High School in 2011. He then attended and graduated Christopher Newport University in 2015 with a degree in Environmental Biology and attended the University of Richmond for their Teacher Licensure Program. After graduating in 2018 and teaching Life Science at Cave Spring Middle School for 4 years, Mr. Chisum has returned home to teach Earth Science at Glenvar High School beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.

 

Mr. Chisum’s band experience includes 2 years at Glenvar, 3 years at Deep Run, and 4 years at CNU; all of which he marched baritone. The drum major during Mr. Chisum’s first year of band at Glenvar was in fact Mr. Campbell. At Deep Run his leadership positions included section leader and brass captain and at CNU he served multiple years as rank leader/section leader. After returning to Deep Run after college to help instruct the marching band, Mr. Chisum got his start in color guard during the spring 2016 indoor season. With instruction from a former Deep Run and JMU Nuance color guard member and a love of creating choreography and visual effects, Mr. Chisum had many successful fall and winter seasons with the award winning Deep Run color guard. In addition to Deep Run, Mr. Chisum has also worked/consulted with Atlee High School and Cave Spring High School.

Mr. Stephen Chisum
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
COLOR GUARD CAPTION HEAD

WINTER GUARD DIRECTOR

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Ms. Autumn Edson
BRASS INSTRUCTOR

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Ms. Autumn Edson is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech with an undergraduate degree in french horn performance. During her time at Tech she performed with and was the principal horn of various ensembles including the VT Wind Ensemble, VT Philharmonic, and the VT Horn Choir.  Ms. Edson was also a 4 year member of the Marching Virginians where she served as both a rank captain and section leader for the mellophone section. In addition to ensembles at Virginia Tech, Autumn has recently performed in the area as a featured soloist with the Salem Choral Society and VT Women’s Chorus.

 

Ms. Edson has spent her last couple summers marching and touring the country with Drum Corps International, including one summer as a lead mellophone with Carolina Crown and one as a lead mello with the Spirit of Atlanta. She is looking forward to working with the Marching Highlanders this season!

Mr. Matthew Homoroc completed his undergrad with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in the Spring of 2023 at Virginia Tech. He is a percussionist who has studied with Dr. Annie Stevens and Mr. Messerschmidt.  He has also performed with many different ensembles while at Virginia Tech including, Wind Ensemble, The Marching Virginians, the percussion ensemble, and the VT Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also has performed with Michael Burritt, Guest Conductor Steven White with the Roanoke Opera, Escape Ten, Marcus Norris, Chris Jones, and Heather Thorn. 

 

Mr. Matthew Homoroc is continuing his education at Virginia Tech in a Masters of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. He is also one of the Senior Staff Assistants for The Marching Virginians for the 2023 VT football season. He will be the Percussion Instructor for the 2023 season of the Marching Highlanders.   

Mr. Matthew Homoroc
PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR

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Mrs. Ani Silva-Berrios
WOODWIND INSTRUCTOR

Bio coming soon!

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