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.
Mandy Quinn - Director of Percussion
Mandy Quinn is a music educator based in Biloxi, MS. She joined the Biloxi Public School District in 2016 as the Director of Percussion and Assistant Band Director where she teaches 7-12 grade percussion and the Biloxi High School Concert Band. She holds a Bachelorís degree in Instrumental Music from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Arts degree in percussion performance and conducting from the University of Central Florida. Her teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Dr. Thad Anderson, Dr. Iain Moyer, Andy Smith, and German Baratto. Prior to moving to Mississippi, Quinn was the Assistant Director of Percussion for the University of North Alabama and Adjunct Professor of Percussion for East Mississippi Community College. During her time at UNA the Pride of Dixie performed for Bands of America and the percussion studio performed for many venues in Northern Alabama including the Alabama Percussive Arts Society.

Quinn has been responsible for teaching, consulting and/or arranging for many middle school and high school percussion ensembles throughout the Southeast, including the WGI Concert World gold medalist, Muscle Shoals High School, and the WGI Scholastic Open gold medalist, Sparkman High School. She has also served as 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 both 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.

Quinn is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.