Southern Pride Marching Band
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


Kristen Marten
Coordinator, Southern Pride Colorguard

Kristen Martin is the current Color Guard Instructor for the Southern Pride Marching Band. She is a 2011 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in English. This is her sixth year as the Instructor for the Southern Pride Color Guard, of which she was also a member from 2006-2010.  She is an alumnus of Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corp, the Instructor for the Screven County High School Color Guard, and the Director of the Georgia Southern University Winterguard.

Christian Sanders
Coordinator, Southern Pride Percussion

Christian Sanders returns for a third year on staff as the marching percussion instructor for the Southern Pride Marching Band. He is currently studying music performance under Dr. Matt Fallin at Georgia Southern University and serves as the co-principle percussionist for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  Christian is also the percussion instructor at Camden County High, his alma mater.  In addition, he offers both marching and concert percussion clinics to schools in Georgia and northeast Florida focusing on performance skills, rehearsal techniques, and educating students on how to transfer what they’ve learned in concert and symphonic settings over to the marching arts.

In the offseason, Christian travels as a part-time audio engineer for both live event production and studio production. Christian is a charter member of the Nu Kappa chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and a member of CNAfME.

Trevor Goody
Graduate Assistant

Trevor Goody is a graduate from Georgia Southern University with his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education – Instrumental Emphasis (Saxophone) and is starting his first year as a Graduate Assistant at the university.  While at Georgia Southern University, Trevor served in many leadership roles, such as Drum Major and Section Leader in Southern Pride and Principal Saxophonist in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He also performed in the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony. In addition to his work at Georgia Southern, he has been a marching band tech at various high schools around Georgia, to include Liberty County High School, Effingham County High School, and Hartwell County High School, where he teaches saxophone and visual blocks.

Josh Vaughn
Graduate Assistant

Joshua Vaughn graduated with a B.M. in Piano Performance at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Mr. Vaughn began studying piano at age 6 and has since developed an intense passion for music. During his undergrad, he was given the opportunity to work as an accompanist for instrumentalists and vocalists around the area. In addition to accompanying, Mr. Vaughn has worked for two professional companies, Mobile Symphony Orchestra and Mobile Opera Company and two semi-professional groups, Mobile Youth Symphony Orchestra and Playhouse in the Park, as a stage manager. He was also involved in the opera productions at the University and has experience building free standing sets. ​Mr. Vaughn is currently living in Statesboro, GA, studying for a M.M. in Instrumental Conducting at Georgia Southern University where he works as a graduate assistant with the bands division of the music department. He also serves as an intern at First Baptist Church of Statesboro as the Instrumental Ministries Director.

Rachel Kralka
Graduate Student

Rachel Kralka is currently pursuing a M.M. in Music Technology at Georgia Southern University. Previously, she graduated from Houghton College in Houghton, NY, with a BMus+ degree, which allowed her to combine a music major with a concentration in music industry, and a double minor in equestrian studies and communications. Along the way, she had the opportunity to hone her skills, eventually gaining certification in Pro Tools, successfully recording, editing, mixing and mastering studio and live recordings, and working in leadership positions on various live performances, from running sound on small jazz concerts, to building stages and setting up equipment for musicians such as Toby Mac and Natalie Grant.  During this time, Ms. Kralka also had the opportunity to grow as a clarinetist and a drummer, and has experience with playing both in a diverse range of venues and events. Currently, Ms. Kralka has been working in sonification, interactive media and advanced MIDI sequencing by using Max/MSP, continuing to expand on her skill set and dive further into the world of music technology.


Last updated: 8/28/2017

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