rior to taking the Director position at Bryan County High School, Michael studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Armstrong State University and received his Bachelors of Music of Education from Armstrong. While at Georgia Tech, Michael performed with the Georgia Tech Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Yellow Jacket Marching Band, and the Yellow Jacket Pep Band. While at Armstrong, he performed with the Armstrong Wind Ensemble, Bombasso Tuba Quartet, Armstrong Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and Directed the Armstrong Pep Band. Michael is also an alumni member of Kappa Kappa Psi - Iota and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Rho Theta. Michael grew up near Savannah and is a graduate of South Effingham High School, marching with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps shortly thereafter. Michael's professional affiliations include GMEA and NAFME. Michael lives in Pooler, GA and spends his summers playing with the Banana Band for the Savannah Bananas baseball team.
DIRECTOR OF BANDS
r. McBride has been the Reading Specialist at Bryan County High School for two years. She was the captain of the color guard in high school and a member of the Florida State University Marching Chiefs color guard in college. During her teaching career, Dr. McBride taught a high school color guard, and established a color guard at an elementary school. At BCHS, she co-sponsored the Marvel ComicCon club, serves as the Assistant Track Coach, and is the Yearbook Adviser for the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. McBride is also an author, owns a publishing company, and presented a TEDx Talk. This is her first year as color guard director at BCHS.
DR. JESSICA MCBRIDE