Jesse Stevens - Assistant Director
Jesse Stevens is an educator, conductor, clinician, and arranger. He began his career at Marshall University in Huntington, WV as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Bands. Specifically focusing on the athletic bands, the marching band attended several national and international events including the Gasparilla Bowl in 2018 and 2019, and recently led the London New Year's Day Parade in January 2020! The university pep band regularly performs for all men and women's basketball games has consistently traveled to the C-USA Basketball Championships in Frisco, TX for the past 2 years. Along with the athletic bands, Mr. Stevens conducted the Marshall University Symphonic Band and taught music education courses to the undergraduate music majors.

Mr. Stevens is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor's and Masters in Music Education. While at Jacksonville State University, Mr. Stevens was a member of the Marching Southerners, JSU Percussion Ensemble, JSU Chamber Winds, JSU Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band. During his graduate degree, Mr. Stevens was the University Bands Graduate Assistant for two years working alongside Dr. Kenneth G Bodiford and the rest of the band staff. He coordinated Bands of America JSU Regional, Contest of Champions, and the JSU Honor Band. Additionally, Mr. Stevens is still currently the social media manager for the JSU Marching Southerners and Gadsden Music Company in Gadsden, AL.

Mr. Stevens is a percussionist and an avid marching band arranger for several ensembles in the southeast as well as at Marshall University. He has written for groups such as Sonoraville High School in Calhoun, GA, Luella High School in Luella, GA, Prattville High School in Prattville, AL, and several more!

Mr. Stevens was a member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2012. (DCI World Championship Finalist 2011 & 2012). He is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the National Band Association (NBA), and Kappa Kappa Psi - National Honorary Band Fraternity. "I am thrilled to join the amazing directors and staff of the Biloxi Band program and Biloxi Band Family! I have heard nothing but great things about this organization and I look forward to continuing the great traditions already in place!"
Paris Foreman - Assistant Director
R. Paris Foreman is an expert in brass pedagogy with teaching experience spanning three decades. He has served on DCI brass staffs including Music City Drum Corps Brass Caption Head in 2018 & 2019. He has taught countless high school bands and has been involved with 8 BOA Super Regional championships. Paris currently serves as the Brass Caption Head for Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps.

Paris Has a BA in Music Industry with a Minor in Theatre and a Masters in Business Management from Troy University. He is the Marketing Director for the RWS Music Company and a Captain in the United States Army, serving in the Alabama National Guard. Paris most recently taught General Music in Yazoo City, MS.
Warren Bristol - Assistant Band Director
Warren Bristol is an alumnus of Biloxi and has taught at Biloxi Public Schools for four years. Mr. Bristol currently teaches 6th-grade beginner brass at Biloxi Upper Elementary and assists with the High School Marching Band.

Prior to returning to Biloxi, he worked on staff for the Hernando band from 2009-2014 and proceeded to 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, Mr. Bristol frequently goes fishing around the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Mr. Bristol currently resides in D'Iberville with his wife, Kayla; their children, Blaise and Liam.
Jennifer Lyon - Assistant Band Director
Mrs. Jennifer Lyon 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. Lyon 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. Lyon 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. Lyon was chosen as Star Teacher for Stringer High School.

In her personal life, Mrs. Lyon has 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.
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.
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.