Published on September 4th, 2016 |
by Terence Sanders
SecretaryNathan is a native of Gulfport, MS where he graduated from Harrison Central High School in 2001. In the HCHS Band Program he was a trumpet player, Drum Major, member of the indoor percussion ensemble Paragon, as well as, a member of the winterguard program Korkoma.
After graduating high school, he began his 14 year tenure with the Harrison Central High School Band Program as an instructor, choreographer, assistant director, and in his last years with the program, the director of the colorguard and winterguard programs which has consistently earned superior ratings, best in class awards, GCGPC and LMCGPC championship medals and sweepstakes awards, WGI Regional Scholastic A Finalists, WGI Regional Scholastic A Champions, WGI Word Championships Scholastic A Semi-Finalists and WGI World Championship Scholastic A Finalists. His passion for colorguard also led him to perform 3 years with Banderas Independent, based out of Pensacola, and 1 year with W3 Performance Ensemble, based out of Gulfport, MS.
In 2004, Nathan was apart of the colorguard instructional staff for the Spirit Camp Clinics based out of Marietta, GA and in 2009, the Colorguard Director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Band of Gold. Throughout the years, Nathan has also served as a choreographer, technician, consultant and show/staging designer for numerous colorguard and winterguard programs, clinics and camps in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Nathan graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with an Associates of Applied Science, and Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts as well as an Associates of Arts in Human Resources. For 10 years, he has been employed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Currently living in Mobile, AL, Nathan is one of the founders and directors of Xcelsior Independent Open Winterguard, a colorguard instructor for the Daphne High School Colorguard since 2014 and actively serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Colorguard and Percussion Circuit.