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Jose Morales
Coordinator, Southern Pride Colorguard

Jose Morales is a graduate from Georgia Southern University.

Jose began is marching career as a percussionist, before picking up color guard as well. He has performed on the collegiate level with the Southern Pride Marching Band from Georgia Southern University, as well as on the DCI and WGI world. His performance experience includes Phantom Regiment, Carolina Crown, Aureus Independent, and Paramount World.

Currently, Jose is the choreographer and technician for Spirit of Atlanta, Metanoia Winter Guard (2019 Independent A Finalist), Georgia Southern University, South Effingham High School, May River HS, and Black Gold Winter Guard. He is also a visual and show design consultant for various high schools in Georgia and South Carolina.

Jose resides in Savannah, GA, where he is a middle grades teacher.


Sergio Arreguin
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.


Noelle Imel
Graduate Assistant

Noelle Imel earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from Georgia Southern University. While completing her degree, she studied trumpet with Dr. Bill Schmid and Dr. Tim Kintzinger. She has performed in several ensembles at the university including the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Quintets, Trumpet Studio, University Band, and Southern Pride Marching Band.

While at Southern, Noelle served in various leadership roles in the collegiate chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. She is also a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education.

In 2015 and 2016, Noelle performed with the Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps, receiving the Rookie Visual Performer of the Year award her first season and was a soloist during her second season.

Noelle is currently serving her first year as a Graduate Assistant for the Georgia Southern University Bands in pursuit of a Master’s of Music in Conducting. In her free time she is an enthusiastic member of the CrossFit Boro community and loves to paint and sight see with friends.


Tyler Roquemore
Graduate Assistant/Drumline Coordinator

Raised in Alpharetta, GA, Tyler Roquemore attended Milton High School where he competed in WGI’s Scholastic Open and World Class finals with Milton’s Indoor Drumline from 2010-2013. He has performed with many renowned percussion groups and composers throughout his career as a performer and educator. His World Class DCI Front Ensemble experience includes Spirit of Atlanta from 2014 to 2015 and Carolina Crown in 2016. His World Class WGI Front Ensemble experience has been with Atlanta Quest from 2015-2017. Tyler graduated from Georgia Southern University in the Spring of 2018 with a BA in Music Performance and graduated again in the Fall of 2018 with a second BA in Music Education after student teaching at Duluth High School in Duluth, GA. Currently, Tyler is attending his first year of graduate school back at Georgia Southern University in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Music Technology, and is proud to a part of a team of assistants that provide help to grow, and support the department of bands at Georgia Southern.


Briana Curtis
Graduate Assistant

Briana was raised in Dallas, Georgia and attended East Paulding High School where she participated in their marching band, concert band programs, and the winterguard. After high school she went onto obtain her Undergraduate Music Education degree from Kennesaw State University. During the four years she spent getting her undergraduate degree she performed with the Drum Corps Associates group Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps as a mellophone in 2015 and the head drum major in 2016. She then went onto march with the Drum Corps International Group Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps as a mellophone in 2018. Whilst marching drum corps and getting her Bachelor’s degree she taught at various high schools including Adairsville, East Paulding, South Forsyth, and North Cobb – where she also student taught.

After graduating from Kennesaw State University Ms. Curtis went onto become the Assistant Band Director at Paulding County High School from 2019-2020. Due to the pandemic all schools were forced to go virtual she decided that it was time to pursue her Master’s Degree at Georgia Southern in Music Education with an emphasis in Conducting. 

She is currently a Graduate Assistant at Georgia Southern University for the Band department as well as on the brass staff at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps and Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps. She also has just completed her first season with Reverie Open Independent Winterguard in 2021 as SAPA champions.


Gina Jeffords
Coordinator, Majorettes & Feature Twirlers


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Hunter Cone
Photographer

Hunter Cone is 20 years old currently living in the Savannah, GA area.  He has been interested in the creative elements of photography and videography since he was 8 years old and began my company Tornadocone in 2008.  He is now a published freelance photographer for Georgia Southern University, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes-benz Stadium with a specialty in sports and photojournalism, and have spent the past few years dedicating much of his work towards DCI corps such as Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Carolina Crown. He has also worked with WGI performing groups Infinity Percussion, RCC, Charles Towne Percussion, and Charles Towne Independent as well as local high schools in the Savannah-area such as Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Bradwell Institute, and South Effingham High School documenting the up-close experience of marching band. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Last updated: 4/2/2021