Band Staff

Gary Griffith
Director of Percussion

Originally from Texas, Amanda moved to the Midwest to continue her color guard experience after high school. She performed with the Phantom Regiment from 2001-2005 and the Pride of Cincinnati from 2005-2008 & 2010. While continuing her journey as a performing member, Amanda collaborated with many high school color guards in the Tristate area including Colerain H.S., Miamisburg H.S., Springboro H.S., Sycamore H.S., Northmont H.S., Dunbar H.S. and Mason H.S. Her other accomplishments include teaching Carolina Crown 2007-2008 & 2013 (Caption Head), Santa Clara Vanguard 2009-2012, Zydeco 2011, and the Pride of Cincinnati 2012-2013. Amanda is also an active board member for TriState Marching Arts as a Scholastic A representative. 

Gary Griffith majored in music education at Morehead State University. Mr. Griffith has served as a percussion instructor at a number of schools in the region including Campbell County HS, Grant County HS, Dixie Heights HS, Harrison County HS, Ryle HS, Williamstown HS, and Conner HS. Gary is the head percussion instructor for the Marching Tigers and also the Beechwood Percussion Ensemble and teaches the Beechwood Percussion Methods class four days per week. Mr. Griffith’s private students have earned numerous NKBDA Select Band, All-State Band awards, and countless college scholarship dollars. Mr. Griffith has also been active in the indoor percussion activity for several years. Mr. Griffith’s ensembles have placed highly at Tri-State Marching Arts Championships and WGI World Championships. Mr. Griffith is a native of Northern Kentucky and currently resides in Campbell County, Kentucky.

Music Staff

Betty Douglas | Flute

Savannah Starks | Clarinet

Carly Hood | Saxophone

Andrew Reynolds | Trumpet

Natalie Sweasy | Brass/Visual

Gary Griffith | Director of Percussion

Ondraus Cissell | Drumline

Delphy Miyake | Wind Choreographer

Guard Staff

Amanda Morris | Director of Color Guards

Jessica Castaneda | Guard Technician

Tyler Terrawood | Guard Choreographer

Chase Braun | Guard Choreographer

Design Staff

Robbie Arnold | Visual Consultant

H. Brent Barton | Wind Arranger

Brian Brown | Drill Designer

Bryan Crisp | Music Consultant

Rob Depp | Concept Designer 

Justin Fisher | Percussion Arranger

Richard Hinshaw | Winter Guard Designer

Dan Schmitt | Electronics Consultant