Jesse Stevens - Director of Percussion
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!"
Jody Dunwoody - Director of Percussion
Mr. Dunwoody has been a percussion instructor, designer, and adjudicator for over 17 years. He has taught at numerous high schools and colleges throughout the southeastern United States including the WGI World Finalist Tate High School from Pensacola, FL as well as Madison Central High School from Madison, MS.

Mr. Dunwody was a marching member of the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps in 1992 when they captured the DCI Division II World Championship as well as winning the high percussion award. Jody went on to become a staff member at Southwind the following year, as well as being a staff member at Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 1994.

Jody has judged for organizations such as the Indiana Percussion Association, the Southern California Percussion Alliance, the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit, the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association, the Louisiana Color Guard and Percussion Circuit, as well as adjudicating for Winter Guard International. He has been a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board as well as a member of the Percussion Steering Committee for WGI. Jody was named to the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit Hall of Fame in the spring of 2008. He is currently an endorsed artist/educator for Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets.Jody presently lives in Gulfport, MS and works at Biloxi High School where he is the Director of Percussion and teaches social studies.