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 Band Director

Hey Everyone! My name is Cisco Hance and I will be the Assistant Band Director and the 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, Color Guard Director

Danielle Moore, a native of Morgantown, WV, 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 color guard program and fell in love with the activity. From there, Danielle attended West Virginia 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 Orlando Drum & Bugle Corps, the Towson Univesity Marching Band, and other scholastic and independent groups across the mid-Atlantic. In 2011, Danielle became an 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 and Wyatt, and their cat- Mena.

Malcolm Barraz, Color Guard Assistant

Marily Southwick, Color Guard Sponsor

World History Teacher at MCHS (husband is the MCHS culinary instructor). She is a Tiger Regiment Color Guard Alumnus c/o 1996. FSU Marching Chief Guard c/o 1999. I bleed Blue and Gold and will pop quiz you on the meaning of SUDA at any time.  Momma of brass player c/o 2024. Future Tiger Regiment members momma. On-campus support for ALL of our Regiment kids.  

Matt van Gils, Battery Instructor

What's up Tiger Regiment! Name's Matthew (or Matt, either works), and I'm pretty stoked to be able to work with you guys this year.

I do a couple of things besides band, like play video games (mostly shooters like Apex Legends or Destiny 2) in my spare time; I also major in physics at UCF currently.

I like to make band educational, but keep it light and fun, not so much like another thing in your life that you HAVE to do. I hope when I see you guys for the first time we can all get to know each other better and have some fun!

John Egan, Drum Major/Leadership Coach

Johnny Egan has been the Band Director at Dr. David Anderson Middle School for the last seven years where he has recently celebrated as AMS Teacher of the Year. A graduate of the 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 the Martin County School District.

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

Mr. Eagan runs an active Saxophone studio and continues to support the overall strength of the Martin County School District music program

Bill Muter, Music Composer and Arranger

Bill Muter is a multi-instrumentalist, best-selling author, composer, clinician and a Cultural Ambassador for the UD Department of State. Bill has written, recorded or composed for MTV, BET, Tribeca Film Festival, French Multi-Platinum Vocalist Mani Hoffman and more. Bill's solo albums have topped #1 on the instrumental iTunes Charts in South Africa and at #30 in the Global R&B Charts. Bill is also an arranger and adjudicator in the marching arts and has worked with the Boston Crusaders, Crossman and Colts Drum and Bugle Corps as well as numerous high school programs throughout the nation.

As a performer Bill has played with both the rhythm and horn section members from Snarky Puppy as well as Shaun Martin, MonoNeon, Sarah Reich, James Francies, Warren Wolf, Stefon Harris, Black Violin, Matthew Whitaker and Ariana Grande, Bill is the Music Director for Drew Tucker and the New Standard and was a tuba soloist, percussionist and pianist in the Tony and Emmy award winny Broadway show "Blast!"

Having performed in venues across the globe, Bill is without a doubt one of the leading tuba and bass players earning him the nickname "Tuba Visionary." The New Times also hails Bill as a "Showstopper" and "The most innovative tuba player we've seen."

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