Meet our dedicated team of directors and instructors.

Colleen Marin   

Band Director

Mrs. Colleen Marin was born in San Diego, California and raised in Marietta, Georgia. She graduated from Alan C. Pope High School and attended the University of Georgia where she graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. While at the University of Georgia, she participated in the University of Georgia Redcoat Band, the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, as assistant principle, and the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble. She received the HOPE Grant Scholarship, Hodgson School of Music scholarship and the Olin G. and Melba Joy Parker Scholarship.

During college, Mrs. Marin worked with after school band programs in elementary schools to teach students band fundamentals and numerous high school marching bands. She student taught at Riverwatch Middle School under the guidance of Mr. Matthew Koperniak and at Northview High School, under the guidance of Mrs. Kelly Dickerson.

Her professional affiliations include Collegiate National Association for Music Educators and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Fraternity for College Band Members. She has attended the Georgia Music Educators Conference five consecutive years and participated in the All College Band for one of them.

Mrs. Marin enjoys teaching high school marching band and private lessons. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, reading and spending time with family and friends. She resides in Sandy Springs with her husband, Allan, daughter Joan, and her cat, Kal.

Brian Ely 

Assistant Band Director

Mr. Brian Ely has been the assistant marching band director for the past 14 seasons.  He is a graduate of Chamblee High School where he played trumpet in the marching band and was drum major his senior year.  He then went on to play four years in the University of Georgia Redcoat Band. 

Tre Griggs

Color Guard Instructor

Evan Arrington Tsao 

Winds/Visual Instructor

Ash Chandler

Percussion Instructor