Staff and Leadership Team

Miss Emily Cleghorn

Director of Bands

Miss Emily Cleghorn is the current band director at Martin County High School in Stuart, Florida and is entering her eleventh year of teaching music at the secondary level. She has previously taught at the American School of Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland), Rabat American School (Rabat, Morocco), Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy (Chicago, Illinois), and Hidden Oaks Middle School (Palm City, Florida). Miss Cleghorn has presented at the National Association for Music Education National Conference in addition to the Illinois Music Educators State Conference on incorporating pop music and music composition into the standard curriculum for music education. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from University of Miami (Florida) and a Master of Music degree in music education from Northwestern University. In addition to her traditional education and teaching experiences, she was a performer and staff member at Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

Cisco Hance

Assistant Director

Hey everyone! My name is Cisco Hance and I will be the Assistant Band Director and Battery Arranger. I have spent the last 21 years of my life dedicated to the marching arts, and am super excited to be back teaching where I started my career, here in Martin County.

Danielle Moore

colorguard director

A native of Morgantown, WV,Danielle got her start in the performing arts with dancing and baton at the age of 3. In HS, she was given the opportunity to audition for the colorguard program, and fell in love with the activity. From there, Danielle attended West Virgina University, and was a member of The Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band while obtaining her BA in Biochemistry and minoring in Dance. In 2003, Danielle marched with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, performing across the country in one of the corps's most beloved shows- "Harmonic Journey". She then went on to instruct the WVU Colorguard, the 2006 Magic of Orlando Drum & Bugle Corps, the Towson Universty Marching Band, and other scholastic and independent groups across the mid-Atlantic. In 2011, Danielle and auxiliary adjudicator for the National Judges Association, judging in MD, PA, NJ, WV, & DE. Since moving to Martin County in 2015, Danielle has kept active by instructing local guard programs. Most recently, she was nominated by district 14 educators to become an auxiliary judge for the Florida Bandmasters Association.

Danielle currently resides in Stuart, FL with her husband, Chris- a Jupiter HS music teacher, their two sons- Wesley & Wyatt and their cat- Mena.

Marilyn Southwick

color guard sponsor

  • World History teacher at MCHS (husband is the MCHS Culinary Instructor)
  • Tiger Regiment Color Guard Alumni c/o 1996
  • FSU Marching Cheif Guard c/o 1999
  • I bleed BLUE & GOLD and will pop-quiz you on the meaning of SUDA at anytime.
  • Momma of brass player c/o 2024
  • Future Tiger Regiment members momma
  • On campus support for ALL of our Regiment kids

John Egan

drum major/leadership coach

Johnny Eagan has been the Band Director at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School for the last 7 years where he has recently been celebrated as AMS Teacher of the Year. A graduate of University of Florida and Martin County native, Mr. Egan has been thankful for the opportunity to return to his hometown to continue the tradition of music excellence in Martin County School District.

During his short career as Band Director, Mr. Egan has grown the music program to over four hundred students, and is currently celebrating four consecutive years of District MPA and Solo & Ensemble Superior ratings.

Mr. Egan runs an active Saxaphone studio, and continues to support the overall strength of the Martin County School District music programs.