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UT Martin Percussion Alumni - Where are they now?

Nancy Mathesen
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CHECK IT OUT!!!! Ed Sargent interview in the UTM Campus Scene

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If your name isn't listed below, it's an oversight. I need your help in adding to the database. Please help fill in the gaps and let us know where you are. Thanks! Julie

In Alphabetical Order:

Jacob Abbott
2006-2010 BMME, UT Martin
Music Specialist, Greenfield Elementary School

Mike Arnold

Aston, Dale
BMME, UT Martin
Resides in Paris, TN

Adrian Baker
2004-2007 BMME, UT Martin
Music Specialist, Nashville Area

BB Barker
BMME, UT Martin

Mary Beth Pope Barnes
BMME, UT Martin
Resides in Chattanooga, TN

Greg Billings
1988 BMME, UT Martin
Assistant Principal, Overton High School, Memphis, TN

Cory Bozard
2006-2011 BM, UT Martin

Dave Brochocki
1984 BMME, UT Martin
1998 BM Performance, MTSU

Greg Byrne
Professor of Percussion, University of Louisville

Hayes Bunch
1998-2002, BMME, UT Martin
2002-2006, MM Performance, University of Michigan
2006-2011, MM Conducting, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Tony Burriss
BMME, UT Martin
Mayor of Trenton, TN
Former band director at Trenton Peabody, High School

Donald Carp
Married to Janie Giles Carp
Resides in Jackson, TN

Michael Cloyd
1991 - UT Martin
Radiological Tech, Baptist Hospital, Jackson, TN
Married to Nolin Cloyd

Bobbi Coln
1997-2002: BMME, UT Martin
2009-2012: M.Ed. Reading
Reading Interventionist- Milan Middle School

Frank Congiardo
Adamsville High School, Director of Bands

Barry Cooper
1988-1989, UT Martin
Executive Director JACOA, Jackson,TN
Drummer, Fellowship Bible Church
Married to Bethany Cooper and has one son, Reed.

John Davidson

Chad Davis
1993-1997 BMME, UT Martin
Halls Assistant Band Director
Newbern, TN

Delton Davis
1997-2001 BA, UT Martin
1999-'00' Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corp.
2001-'02' Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
Long Beach, CA
New Happenings:
My Percussion Book 'Groove Along' is available via iTunes for the iPad
Started a Children's Drumming Class in two different cities (San Pedro & Long Beach)

Jeremy Devault
1991-1994 UT Martin
Deceased, 2010 - Dedication concert to Jeremy in May of 2010. Service scholarship started in his name. Please contact Dana Prince in the UTM Development Office to make a donation to the scholarship fund: or 731-881-7633

Scott Fowler
Former Marine Corps Fleet Band Member 1985-1989
Former band director in Mississippi and Tennessee 1991-1998
MME Murray State University
Network Engineer
Computer Services, Inc
Paducah Kentucky
Currently reside in Union City Tennessee
Trainer of future pro baseball pitcher Jordan Fowler
Father of Julianne Fowler, future World-Class gymnast

Gary Fite
BMME, UT Martin
Band Director, Munford Schools

Tim Fritz
2004 BMME, UT Martin
Percussion Instructor, Beech High School

Mike Garnand
1983 BMME, UT Martin
Director of Bands, Petal High School, Hattiesburg, MI

Tim Graham
1981 BMME, UT Martin
Band Director, Dyersburg High School

Richard Henson
2003-2011 BMME, UT Martin

Graduate Student, Music Performance, Lee University, Beg 2011

Terry Henson
BMME, UT Martin
MM, University of Memphis

Daniel Houston
2008-2012 BMME, UT Martin
Assistant Director of Bands, North Side High School, Jackson, TN
Married Ginna Cherry (UT Martin Grad) on June 30, 2012

Julie Hill

1990-1994 BMME, UT Martin

1994-1996 MM, Performance, Arizona State University

2003-2005 DMA, University of Kentucky

Currently Director of Percussion Studies at UT Martin

Married to David Coffey, UT Martin Chair, History and Philosophy, Historian and Author

Performing Groups: 27Bstroke6, Caixa Trio, Choro Forro


Joe Hodge
Deceased 2009
Click here to read a testamonial from Lonnie Viar about his experiences with Joe Hodge

Stephen Hughes
2007-2011 BMME, UT Martin
Graduate Student, Music Performance, University of Utah (Beg 2013)

Sean Johnson
2006-2013 BMME, UT Martin

Vestor Jones

Charles B. Kempf (Charlie)
Collierville TN
Pacer Band Alum. ‘88-‘92
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Alum.

Jennifer Kempf
Collierville TN
Pacer Band Alum. '88-'92

Joseph Kendrick

Sabrina Wade Mansfield
1985-1990 UT Martin
Sabrina works at the Vanderbilt Medical Group as an Operations Systems Trainer and also serves as Assistand Band Director at Cheatham Couth Central High School

Benjamin Martin
2002-2007, BMME, UT Martin
2007-2009, MM, Central Arkansas University
Assistant Band Director, Liberty Tech High School

Michael Martin
Band Director, Humboldt Schools

Katie McClain Rhoads
2008-2013 BA, UT Martin
Married to Jeremy Rhoads

Zachary McCoy
2010-2011, Attended UT Martin
Music Performance and Pre Med Degree in Progress, U of Memphis

Jay McCutcheon
1988-1995, UT Martin
Phi Mu Alpha 1995
Chief Design Engineer for South Central A\V
Married to Samantha McCutcheon and has one daughter, Lily Amelda

Hamilton Moore
2008-2012 BM, UT Martin
Music Teacher, Metro Nashville Schools

Jeff Moore
2006-2013 BMME, UT Martin
Married to Lyndsie Moore, Baby on the Way

Joseph Nichols
1991-1998, BMME, UT Martin
April (UTM 1992-1998) and I reside in Camden, TN with our sons Conner and Graham
April now works as an RN in surgery at Jackson-Madison Co. General Hospital

Craig Pendegrass

Jim Petit
Owner, Memphis Drum Shop

Josh Petty
Resides in Rome, GA

Stephen Price
Band Director, South Gibson County High School

Brian Price
1994-2001 BA in Music, UT Martin
Minister of Music and Education at Union Valley Baptist Church, Beebe, Arkansas.
Married to Tanya Price (UTM grad).
Children Chandler, Carlie, and Cara

Micaiah Radcliffe
2009-2012 BMME, UT Martin

Clint Rawls
2004-2008 BMME, UT Martin
Band Director, Waverly Middle/High School

Jim Reed
1994-1998 BMME, UT Martin
2010 MM, Austin Peay State University
Band Director, Portland West Middle School/Assistant Director, Portland High School in Portland, TN. Staff percussion arranger for Arrangers' Publishing Company. Board of Directors, Music City Legend, Inc. and Southeastern Color Guard Circuit. I'm married to Dawn Reed(formerly Simmons, UTM grad), and we have two boys, Wyatt and Jonah.

Kathleen Walsh Riser
Band Director at Kingsbury Middle School
Lead Music Mentor - Memphis City Schools (or whatever we are now!!!)
Sigma Alpha Iota alumni

Sarah Roberts
2004-2008 BMME, UT Martin
2008-2010 Music Therapy Equivalency, Appalachian State University
2011-Present: Working on Master of Music Therapy, Appalachian State University

Ed Sargent
Tour Manager
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Bryan Scott
2002-2007 BMME, UT Martin
2007-2009 MM, University of Wisconsin
Band Director, White Station Middle School

David Sinclair
2001-2005 BMME, UT Martin
2005-2007 MM, University of Kentucky
Assistant Band Director/Percussion Instructor - Harlingen High School South
Harlingen, TX

Craig Smith
2006-2007 BA, UT Martin
(Fall 2004-Spring 2006 Hirosaki University)
Currently working as a translator and interpreter for the City of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

David Smith
1988- UT Martin
Resides in Smithland, KY

Colby Snider
2008-2013 BM, UT Martin
Graduate Assistant, Music Performance, University of Kansas (Beg 2013)

Michael Sowell

David Sullivan
Studied Percussion at UT Martin, 1994-1999
Wife: Jennifer Adams Sullivan
Children: Finnegan
Resides in Franklin, Tennessee

Steven Tate
Tate Family Foods in Maury City, TN
Minister of Music First Baptist Church of Kenton - Bi-Vocational
Wife: Wendy
Daughters: Riley Jo and Molly
1991-1993 UT Martin

Rachel Touchton
2002 - 2006 BMME, UT Martin
Westhills Elementary Music Teacher
Lewisburg, Tn

Daniel Vargason
2006-2010 BMME, UT Martin
Band Director, McNairy Central High School

Lonny Viar
1981- UT Martin
Resides in Memphis, TN

Chris Westbrook
1990- UT Martin
Resides in Waverly, TN

Bryan Winningham
BMME from UTM 2001-2005
UK from 2006-2008
Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Instructor
Brenham ISD
Brenham, TX