Kevin Horton is in his sixteenth year with Spartanburg School District 1 where he serves as the Director of Bands at Chapman High School.  Before coming to District 1, he served as band director at Carver Junior High School, EP Todd Elementary, Park Hills Elementary (all for 4 years) and as District Band Coordinator and Director at Spartanburg High School (5 years) in District 7.  Bands under his direction consistently receive superior ratings, including straight superior ratings every year since 2013 at CPA.  In addition, Mr. Horton's bands have received the SCBDA Outstanding Performance Award fourteen times, including the first in school history at Carver Middle School.  As a performer, Mr. Horton has played with the USC Symphony Orchestra, the Left Bank Jazz Ensemble, Converse Wind Ensemble, Sandlapper Singers, Limestone University, local Columbia rock/funk bands, the Upstate Saxophone Quartet (founding member), Carolina Jazz Xperience, and many churches across the upstate.  Mr. Horton studied saxophone with Dr. Cliff Leaman and the late Dr. Roger Pemberton, and is an active woodwind coach and local performer.  In addition to his band director duties, Mr. Horton has successfully managed the Miss Mabry Pageant for 14 years, has run the Miss Panorama Pageant, and has served as a pageant judge on the local level. He has also has served on the Executive Board of the SCBDA. Mr. Horton is a graduate of Boiling Springs High School and received his Bachelor of Music Education degree and Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina.  He attended the SC Governors School for the Arts and Humanities and was the saxophone instructor for the USC Preparatory Program.  He is a member of Delta Omicron, NAfME, SCMEA, SCBDA, NBA, Phi Beta Mu (Theta Chapter), North America Saxophone Alliance, D’Addario Education Collective, National Corvette Museum, and the HTYC.  Mr. Horton and his wife Jessica have two sons, Alex (a junior saxophonist at USC) and Adam (a 10th grade pianist/percussionist).

Jessica Wofford, a National Board Certified Teacher, is currently in her fifteenth year as the band director at Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary and Mabry Middle School.  Mrs. Wofford is on the Executive Board for the South Carolina Band Directors Association serving as the All State Chairperson. She was formerly the Assistant Director of Bands at James F. Byrnes High School and the Director of Bands at Berry Shoals Intermediate School, where she was named “Teacher of the Year” for the 2008-2009 school year. Mrs. Wofford is from Goose Creek, SC and is a graduate of Stratford High School. Mrs. Wofford received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Furman University in 2003 and she received a Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of South Carolina in 2005. Mrs. Wofford is an active clarinetist and has performed with the Spartanburg Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Converse College Wind Ensemble, Limestone College Wind Ensemble, and the Palmetto Concert Band. Mrs. Wofford is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), NAfME, SCMEA, SCBDA, ICA, WKA, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Eta Sigma. Mrs. Wofford and her husband live in Greer, SC with their sons, Matthew and Weeks, and their dog, Dixie.

Will Moon is currently in his second year in Spartanburg School District 1. Prior to coming home to Chapman, he served three years as Band Director at Gettys D. Broome High School in Spartanburg, SC. Prior to his tenure at Broome, he taught 5th Grade band in Lexington School District One while attending the University of South Carolina. His responsibilities at Broome include directing the concert band, marching band, modern band, and jazz band. Additionally, he is a frequent performer with the Converse Wind Ensemble and Palmetto Concert Band and he teaches oboe lessons across the upstate of South Carolina. 
Mr. Moon is a resident of Inman, SC and graduated from Chapman High School in 2015. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina to receive his Bachelor of Music Education Degree and Oboe Performance Certificate, where he studied under Dr. Rebecca Nagel. During his time at USC, he served as President of the statewide Collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education, Vice-President of Membership for the Zeta Chi chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, and was one of the drum majors of The Carolina Band - The Mighty Sound of the Southeast. Mr. Moon is currently pursuing his Master’s of Music Education from Florida State University. His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, and the South Carolina Band Directors Association.


John McAllister is in 9th year working with Chapman High School. John is a composer, educator, and conductor based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Furman University in Music Education. After graduation, he spent fourteen years teaching in Spartanburg School District #7 where he taught all levels of secondary band (5th grade-12th grade). John was fortunate enough to be named teacher of the year at both McCracken Middle School (in 2015) and Spartanburg High School (in 2020). Ensembles under his director found much success, receiving numerous superior ratings at local and regional festivals. His passion for composing/arranging have merged with his band directing, leading him to create John McAllister Music ( The website houses his compositions and arrangements, but the most robust section is the “free resources.” Here there are warm-ups, fundamentals, and numerous other resources for music educators. John especially enjoys creating cinematic accompaniments and other engaging play-alongs for young musicians. A majority of John's compositions and arrangements center around creating exciting and engaging music for young performers. He writes for concert band, orchestra, and chamber ensembles. He has also been writing custom marching band shows for more than two decades. In addition to writing for performing ensembles, he also writes for the screen. He has scored numerous films, video games, and commercials. Placements have ranged from nationally televised commercials (i.e. on CBS) to popular YouTube Channels (i.e. HISHE). His collaborations with filmmaker Kane Farabaugh have led to multiple Emmy® award winning films. John arranges or composes the CHS marching band show music, and in the spring of 2023 wrote "Compton Bridge March," which was commissioned by the CHS Concert Band.


Dr. Christopher Davis is in his 2nd year as percussion instructor for Chapman High School. Dr. Davis is the Professor of Percussion at North Greenville University where he directs the NGU Percussion Ensemble and teaches in the areas of applied percussion, theory, music history, and world music. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts degree in percussionperformance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Music degree in musicperformance from Capital University. He has studied with Eric Paton, Jim Ed Cobbs, Robert Breithaupt, Gary Olmstead, Michael Kingan, Scott Herring, and Guinean master drummer Bolokada Conde. Dr. Davis is the Principal Percussionist with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra andperforms with numerous other regional orchestras. He regularly presents performances, clinics, and masterclasses on a regular basis in the southeastern United States and teaches lessons to all ages. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, a member of the Black Swamp Percussion Educator Network, and an endorser for Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Remo drumheads, and Sabian cymbals. Christopher and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Greer, South Carolina with their four children. They are active members at Grace Church-Greer Campus.