Southern Pride Marching Band
College of Arts and Humanities

Staff

Kristen Marten
Coordinator, Southern Pride Colorguard

Kristen Martin is the current Color Guard Instructor for the Southern Pride Marching Band. She is a 2011 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in English. This is her sixth year as the Instructor for the Southern Pride Color Guard, of which she was also a member from 2006-2010.  She is an alumnus of Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corp.


Gina Jeffords
Coordinator, Southern Pride Majorettes


Christian Sanders
Coordinator, Southern Pride Drumline

Christian Sanders returns for a third year on staff as the marching percussion instructor for the Southern Pride Marching Band. He is currently studying music performance under Dr. Matt Fallin at Georgia Southern University and serves as the co-principle percussionist for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  Christian is also the percussion instructor at Camden County High, his alma mater.  In addition, he offers both marching and concert percussion clinics to schools in Georgia and northeast Florida focusing on performance skills, rehearsal techniques, and educating students on how to transfer what they’ve learned in concert and symphonic settings over to the marching arts.

In the off-season, Christian travels as a part-time audio engineer for both live event production and studio production. Christian is a charter member of the Nu Kappa chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and a member of CNAfME.


Sergio Arreguin
Assistant Coordinator, Southern Pride Drumline

Sergio G. Arreguin serves as the Assistant Director of Bands/Chorus at Statesboro High School. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia Southern University in Music Education.

In the past, Arreguin has served as the percussion instructor for Georgia Southern University (2015, 2018), Statesboro High School (2013-2015), Toombs County High School (2017), and has taught many percussion groups around Georgia throughout his career. All of his competitive percussion ensembles have received superior ratings at various marching competitions across the state of Georgia.

During his short career, Arreguin has had many opportunities to showcase his talents. He and his colleagues are featured on a professional recorded performance of Ney Rosauro’s Vibraphone Concerto No. 2 featuring Ney Rosauro, himself. His most memorable performance is performing on The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City alongside country music artist, Elizabeth Cook, and 3 other members of Southern Pride Marching Band. Arreguin performed as a member of Georgia Southern University’s Southern Pride Marching Band where he marched Cymbals and Snare Drum.

Arreguin is a member of Georgia Music Educator’s Association and Kappa Kappa Psi. He enjoys playing percussion instruments, fishing, and spending time with his family.


Trevor Goody
Graduate Assistant

Trevor Goody is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education-Instrumental Emphasis (Saxophone) and is in his second year as a Graduate Assistant at the university.  While at Georgia Southern University, Trevor served in many leadership roles, such as Drum Major and Section Leader in Southern Pride and Principal Saxophonist in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He also performed in the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony. In addition to his work at Georgia Southern, he has been a marching band tech at various high schools around Georgia, to include Liberty County High School, Effingham County High School, and Hartwell County High School, where he teaches saxophone and visual blocks.


Alan Weathers 

Graduate Assistant

Alan Weathers is a Graduate Assistant studying Instrumental Conducting while working extensivley with the Southern Pride Marching Band. Serving as Director of Bands for New Hampstead High School in Bloomingdale Georgia, as well as Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, his bands have received consistent superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation, The East Georgia Marching Festival and Competition in Statesboro, and the Coastal Empire Classic in Guyton. Weathers was a member of the Southern Pride Marching Band, and marched with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2009. He has worked with high school and collegiate level marching ensembles through out Georgia and Florida. His hobbies include poker and golf.


Aaron Coburn
Graduate Assistant

Aaron Coburn is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with an undergraduate degree in Music Education – Instrumental (Percussion). Aaron is now working on obtaining his Master’s Degree in Music Technology, focusing on studio recording and audio production. He marched with the Southern Pride Marching Band for two years as section leader for the cymbal line. Much of Aaron’s musical/leadership experience lies in the performance world, performing with the GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Principal Percussion), Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Wind Symphony. He is also avidly involved as a freelance musician for drum set, percussion, string bass, and electric bass, being regularly hired by churches, theatres, music camps, and other music productions in Statesboro, Hilton Head, Sylvania, and Augusta. In addition to performance, Aaron also spends time working as a percussion instructor for high school band camps and as a private lessons instructor for middle/high school percussion students. In his free time, Aaron enjoys making music with friends and working on projects in his home studio.

Last updated: 4/9/2019

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