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Instructional Staff Macy's

Dr. Richard GoodDirector

Dr. Rick Good was promoted to Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Conducting in 2007. Prior to that promotion he served from 1995 as Marching Band Director and Associate Professor of Low Brass at Auburn University. Under his direction the Auburn University Marching Band received national acclaim. The marching band’s membership grew from 275 to 375, the largest marching band in the history of Auburn University, during his tenure as director, and in 2004, the AU Marching Band received the Sudler Trophy Award, the nation's highest and most coveted award for college and university marching bands. In January of 2005, the band was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to attend the Inaugural Parade of George W. Bush. In 2006, the band was selected as one of the top ten marching bands in the country featured at the LSU Hall of Fame Museum entitled “America’s Finest University Marching Bands.”

He received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Euphonium Performance from Arizona State University. Before coming to Auburn, Dr. Good was previously the Acting Associate Director of Bands at Arizona State University. He has also performed professionally at Busch Gardens theme park in Virginia. Dr. Good originally hails from Allentown, PA, which is affectionately know as Band City, USA. He is active as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the country and holds various memberships in professional organizations.

Dr. Douglas RosenerPercussion DirectorDr. Rosener is currently the Associate Director of Bands at Auburn University, AL. Doug received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Penn State University, his Masters in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, and his Doctorate in Percussion Performance from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Rosener’s previous appointments include Director of Percussion Studies at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and as Interim Director of Percussion Studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He has also served as battery caption head of the Blue Knights WGI percussion ensemble from Denver, Colorado, winning three world championships and three second place finishes in six years. Several of Dr. Rosener’s percussion ensemble compositions and arrangements have been published through Drop6 Publications, and he continues to remain active as a percussion composer/arranger, clinician, and judge for High Schools and Universities throughout the United States. Dr. Rosener is an Artist/Clinician for Vic Firth and Sabian.
Mr. Bart WoodleyColor Guard InstructorBart Woodley has been working in the marching arts for over 20 years. After performing with the color guard of the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps and in Escapade Winter Guard, he began instructing programs such as Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard, Center Grove High School, Centerville High School and the Cavaliers. Throughout a career with various marching bands, drum corps and winter guards, Bart has served in the role of director, coordinator, caption-head, choreographer, designer, technician, clinician, and judge. Bart holds degrees in Public Relations and Advertising from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and is the Marketing Manager for WGI Sports of the Arts.
Ms. Kailene LagaDance InstructorKailene Laga has been dancing for over 20 years. She has been trained by several top performers in the dance industry. She is currently the Head Coach of the Montclair State University Dance Team. She has taught jazz and hip-hop ages 3-21 for the past 10 years. As head coach of the Montclair State University Dance Team, Kailene led and choreographed their 2018 National Team, who took home the National Title for NCAA Division III Dance. Throughout her dance years, she has received various titles and awards. She was elected an All American Dancer and Top Gun Turner for National Dance Alliance, as well as holds five National Titles to her name. She Graduated from Ramapo College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Outside of teaching at various dance studios, she is working full time at an Information Technology Company as an Accounting Administrator. She has choreographed and worked with several teams throughout New Jersey and New York. Kailene has always had a passion for dance and is so grateful to be apart of the MGAMB Faculty!
Additional Music StaffIn addition to the staff listed above, the MGAMB utilizes 10-11 additional instructors that handle sectional instruction and assist with teaching the drill and music for the Herald Square Performance and the Parade.
Other staff members vary from year to year.

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