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DIRECTORS

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Reggie Humphrey
Director of Bands

Reggie Humphrey holds the position of Director of Bands at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia. His responsibilities include directing and instructing the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and coaching the school’s solos and ensembles. Previously Mr. Humphrey taught at Lakeside Middle School.

 

Mr. Humphrey received his bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. During his time as an undergraduate, Mr. Humphrey studied conducting under Dr. Joshua Byrd and trumpet under Dr. Chip Crotts.

While at Lakeside Middle, the band consistently earned Superior ratings at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Large Group Performance Evaluation. The most notable performance opportunities for his ensembles include the University of Georgia Middle School Honor Band Festival, the Georgia Music Educator Association In-Service Conference, and the Music for All Southeastern Regional at Georgia State University.

Highly active in the marching arts, Mr. Humphrey served as the Brass Caption Head at the Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps from Diamond Bar, California (2016-2018). Before his role at Pacific Crest, he served as a brass and visual technician for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (2014, 2015) and the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps (2013). He is an active clinician throughout the state of Georgia.

He is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, National Band Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia.

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Eric Brown
Associate Director of Bands - 
Percussion Director

Prior to his appointment as the South Forsyth High School Assistant Director of Bands, Eric Brown served as the Director of Percussion Studies at Lambert High School in Suwanee, GA. In his time at Lambert, the drumline has been the WGI Percussion World Championships Scholastic A Class Bronze Medalist, three-time GIPA Percussion Scholastic World Class Gold Medalist, and WGI World Championships Percussion Scholastic World Class Finalist.

 

In addition to his work at Lambert, Mr. Brown operates a drum repair and restoration shop and works closely with many other percussion programs in the North Georgia Area. Eric received his undergraduate and master's degrees in Percussion Performance from the University of Georgia and the University of Missouri-Columbia, respectively. Mr. Brown was a marching member of the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps and WGI World Class Finalist ensembles Pariah Indoor and Odyssey Percussion Theatre.

 

Eric is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and proudly endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, and Remo drumheads. He currently lives in Suwanee, Georgia, with his wife, Tonya Mashburn, and their dog, Noodle.

Joe Tribble

Color Guard Supervisor

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Wiley Naliwajka

Director of Color Guards

Wiley Naliwajka serves as the Associate Director of Color Guards at South Forsyth High School. Since 2019, Wiley has assisted with the growth and development of the colorguard programs here at South. Wiley has also facilitated the creation of the JV Winterguard program in 2020 and now serves as the director of that program leading them to a 2nd place medal at SAPA Championships in 2022, earning a promotion to A class and attending their first WGI regional in 2023. The most notable accomplishments are making WGI finals at the Atlanta Regional in 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023; placing in 4th at the Huntsville WGI Regional in 2023; attending World Championships and advancing to the Semi-finals round in Dayton, Ohio in 2023; and medaling at SAPA Championships 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

 

Wiley is a graduate of South Forsyth High School and marched in the program from 2009-2013. During her time, she earned 2 medals at SAPA Championships, won the Raleigh WGI Regional in 2012, and earned a promotion to scholastic open class. After suffering from a leg injury shortly after graduating, Wiley’s marching career was cut short but that didn’t stop her from joining the instructional team at South in 2019.

 

Currently, Wiley works full time as South Forsyth’s Bookkeeper and has both a bachelor’s and master’s in Psychology. When she is not teaching colorguard, Wiley spends most of her time with her husband Matt Naliwajka and their dog and cat, Obi and Red at home in Canton, Georgia.

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