Warren Bristol - Assistant Band Director
Warren Bristol is an alumnus of Biloxi and has taught at Biloxi Junior High for two years. Mr. Bristol currently directs the Junior High Concert band and Junior High Jazz band. Under his direction, in 2018, the Symphonic and Concert Bands received superior ratings in both concert and sight reading at GCBDA Festival Evaluation. The BJHS Symphonic Band also commissioned A Day In The Valley by Jacob Matthews at the 2018 Spring Concert.

Prior to returning to Biloxi, he worked on staff for the Hernando band from 2009-2014 and proceeded to student teach at Hernando Middle and High School.

Mr. Bristol is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (Bachelor of Music Education, 2014; Master of Music Education, 2016.)

He has memberships that include: National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Mississippi Bandmaster's Association (MBA), Gulf Coast Band Director's Association (GCBDA), Phi Mu Alpha Music fraternity, and the University of Mississippi Alumni Association.

Mr. Bristol's past instructors and mentors include: David Willson, Gary Gold, Len Killough and Dr. John Schuesselin.

In his personal life, he plays lead trumpet for the Coast Big Band and frequently goes fishing around the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Mr. Bristol is married to Kayla Bristol and has a son named Blaise.
Email: warren.bristol@biloxischools.net
Jennifer Cook - Assistant Band Director
Mrs. Jennifer Cook has been a band director in Mississippi for the past fifteen years. She began her career in Laurel where she taught for five years. For the past ten years, she was the director at Stringer High School. Through the years her bands have received consistently high ratings at state and regional competitions. In addition, her band programs have performed across the country in many venues including as Mississippi's representative in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. and performing at the LIncoln Center in New York City. Her marching bands have also won many awards including the Brett White Memorial Spirit Award, Best in Class at multiple competitions as well winning the State Marching Championships four times in 2006, 2008, 2011, and again in 2012.

Mrs. Cook is a member of the Mississippi Bandmaster's Association where she has served on the championship committee, music selection committee, and on several appointed boards. She is also a member of the South Eastern Mississippi Band Director's Association where she served as an officer and President of that Association. Mrs. Cook is also a member of the National Band Association from which she received Certificates of Merit for her accomplishments in marching band in 2008, 2009, and again in 2011. She has served as a guest conductor/clinician at several clinics throughout the state and In 2009, Mrs. Cook was chosen as Star Teacher for Stringer High School.

In her personal life, Mrs. Cook is married to Robert Cook. Together they have four wonderful children: Stephanie, Trey, Turner, and Nathan. Other than spending time with her family, during her free time she likes to volunteer in the community. She was a Relay for Life team member in Jasper County where she was chosen as the Jasper County Volunteer of the year in 2012. In the Elks she is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and helps with the Stats Drug Awareness Progam in which she also recieved the volunteer of the year award in 2008. She also serves as the activities director for the Elk's Youth Summer Camp, and has volunteered at the Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp for Mentally Disabled Children and Adults since she was twelve.
Email: jennifer.cook@biloxischools.net
Chris Morgan - Assistant Band Director
Chris Morgan has been the Assistant Band Director for the Biloxi High School Band since 2016, conducting the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Band. He also assists with all 7th and 8th grade bands at Biloxi Junior High School. Prior to joining Biloxi, he worked with Ocean Springs Bands (2007-2016) as Head Director of the Middle School and Upper Elementary Bands.

Mr. Morgan is a two-time recipient of the Gulf Coast Band Directors Association Middle School Band Director of the Year award, in both 2010-2011 and 2015-2016. In 2014, he was recognized by the Mississippi Economic Council as Ocean Springs School District's S.T.A.R teacher of the year. He is also a member of the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), the National Band Association (NBA), the Mississippi Bandmasters Association (MBA), and currently serves as Treasurer of the Gulf Coast Band Directors Association (GCBDA).Mr. Morgan was born and raised in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, a small suburb of Philadelphia. He was an active student leader in his high school band and won auditions into the Pennsylvania All-State Jazz Band in 1997 and 1998. He also received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award/Scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from James Madison University where he studied trumpet with James Kluesner and music education with Mississippi native Dr. J. Patrick Rooney. Mr. Morgan also holds a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Minnesota under the tutelage of Dr. David Baldwin.

Mr. Morgan is an active performer of all styles of music around the Gulf Coast. In 2003, he was lead trumpet aboard the Carnival MS Fantasy. He has performed with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and serves as a soloist with the Coast Big Band. He also performs regularly with Caution Swing Bridge, a jazz quintet made up of Gulf Coast locals. He can be found every Sunday morning performing downtown for First Baptist Church in Ocean Springs. Mr. Morgan currently resides in Ocean Springs with his wife, Susie; their children, Thomas and Lillian; and their dogs, Maxwell and Stella.
Email: chris.morgan@biloxischools.net
Mandy Quinn - Assistant Band Director
Mandy Quinn is a music educator based in Biloxi, Mississippi. Ms. Quinn completed her Master of Arts degree in percussion performance and conducting from the University of Central Florida in December 2013. Previously, Quinn received a bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music from the University of North Alabama. Her past private teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Dr. Thad Anderson, Dr. Iain Moyer, Andy Smith, and German Baratto.

Quinn has also been responsible for teaching and/or arranging for many high school and middle school percussion ensembles throughout the southeast, including the 2011 WGI concert world gold medalist, Muscle Shoals High School. Other professional experiences consist of being the Front Ensemble Technician for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Gateway Percussion, Terminus Percussion, and Front Ensemble Caption Head for Music City Drum and Bugle Corps and Infinity Percussion.

Quinn has performed with many world-class ensembles such as The Cadets (2007 silver medalist), Carolina Crown, Capital Regiment, Gateway Percussion, and Aimachi from Nagoya, Japan. In the summer of 2011, she performed with the Aimachi Marching Band in Switzerland at the Basel Tatoo. Quinn is an endorser of Remo Drumheads.
Email: mandy.quinn@biloxischools.net
Scott Smith - Assistant Band Director
Mr. Smith is the Director of Strings for the Biloxi Public School District and serves as an Assistant Band Director.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of Pearl River Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Prior to joining the Biloxi staff Mr. Smith spent time on staff at George County High School and Pearl River Central High School.

Mr. Smith plays the tuba and was a two-year member of the Mississippi All-State Lion's Band.
Email: joseph.smith@biloxischools.net