Mr. Colt Campbell
DIRECTOR OF BANDS

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Mr. Colt Campbell returns home this year, entering his 2nd decade as a professional music educator. After graduating Glenvar High School in 2007, Mr. Campbell set off to attend the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in Music Education, a Performance Certificate in trombone, and a Master's Degree in Music Education. At Glenvar, Mr. Campbell will oversee the activities and growth of the band programs at both Glenvar Middle and High Schools.

Well-known for building and growing programs, Mr. Campbell served a few different roles while teaching in South Carolina. As the Director of Bands at West-Oak High School in Westminster, SC, band enrollment tripled. In 2014, the Marching Band made AAA State Finals for the first time in school history and every year after that, placing 1st in Musical Performance in 2016. The WOHS Band Program earned the prestigious "Outstanding Performance Award" for the first time in school history in 2016, and again in 2017. As the Director of Bands at James Island Charter High School in Charleston, South Carolina, enrollment quickly doubled. In 2019, the JICHS Band Program was the only SC band program to earn the "Concert Achievement Award" given by the South Carolina Band Director's Association. Most recently, Mr. Campbell served as Music Performance Director at the brand new Lucy Beckham High School in Charleston, SC. While overseeing the music program and a dynamic team of music educators, Mr. Campbell implemented one of the only high school Symphony Orchestra programs in South Carolina. Mr. Campbell was selected as the 2014 "Teacher of the Year" at West-Oak High School.

Ensembles under Mr. Campbell's direction consistently earn Superior Ratings. His students regularly earn significant scholarship opportunities and top marks at regional and state events. Many of Mr. Campbell's former students pursue musical interests after high school, some performing throughout the nation and world. 

Mr. Campbell most recently served as the bass trombonist of the Charleston Wind Symphony and has performed with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, GAMAC Chamber Orchestra, and various orchestras, jazz bands, and ensembles throughout South Carolina. In 2010, Mr. Campbell was selected as one of 3 finalists in the American Trombone Workshop: National Solo Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Band.

Mr. Campbell happily resides in Salem with his wife, Katie, their three children, Conner, Cooper, and Piper, and their dog, Birdie. Mr. Campbell's hobbies include spending time with family, music-making, home improvement, and personal fitness.

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, Mr. Chisum has been teaching Life Science at Cave Spring Middle School since.

 

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
COLOR GUARD INSTRUCTOR

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