MUSIC PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR
MR. COLT CAMPBELL
Colt Campbell is entering his 10th year as a South Carolina music educator. Originally from Roanoke, VA, Mr. Campbell attended the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in Music Education, a Performance Certificate in trombone, and a Master's Degree in Music Education. At LBHS, Mr. Campbell oversees the growth of all music performance programs including band, chorus, and orchestra.
Prior to his appointment at Lucy Beckham High School, Mr. Campbell served as the Director of Bands at James Island Charter High School in Charleston, South Carolina and West-Oak High School in Westminster, South Carolina. During his tenures, these programs boasted sharp increases in enrollment, nearly doubling and tripling in size. In 2019, the JICHS Band Program was the only SC band program to earn the "Concert Achievement Award" given by the South Carolina Band Director's Association. The WOHS Band Program earned the prestigious "Outstanding Performance Award" for the first time in school history in 2016, and again in 2017. While at WOHS, Mr. Campbell was selected as the 2014 "Teacher of the Year".
Ensembles under Mr. Campbell's direction consistently earn Superior Ratings. His students regularly earn significant scholarship opportunities and top marks at individual events. Many of Mr. Campbell's former students pursue musical interests after high school, some performing throughout the nation and world.
Mr. Campbell regularly performs throughout the Lowcountry. He currently serves as the bass trombonist of the Charleston Wind Symphony and has performed with the South Carolina Philharmonic, GAMAC Chamber Orchestra, and various orchestras, jazz bands, and ensembles throughout South Carolina. In 2010, Mr. Campbell was selected as one of 3 finalists in the American Trombone Workshop: National Solo Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Band.
Mr. Campbell resides in Charleston with his wife, Katie and their three children, Conner, Cooper, and Piper. Mr. Campbell's hobbies include spending time with family, music-making, home improvement, and personal fitness.
Ms. Melissa Martin is the orchestra director at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC. Prior to teaching in Charleston county, Ms. Martin taught eighteen years in Lexington District One. She earned her Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina and her Master’s of Education; Emphasis in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. A native of Lexington, SC, Ms. Martin started playing the viola as a fifth grader in her school orchestra program. Her performances include those with local rock bands, Augusta Symphony, Long Bay Symphony, SC Philharmonic, and various chamber groups.
Ms. Martin’s orchestras receive superior ratings and awards at the SCMEA Orchestra Festival and other orchestra festivals in the Southeast region. Ms. Martin has been a guest conductor for the Lowcountry, Upstate and Midlands Region Orchestras. She has also been a guest artist and clinician for various arts programs including the Tri-District Arts Consortium in Columbia, Gateway program in Dorchester District Two, All-County Orchestras in Berkeley, Horry and Richland.
Ms. Martin has served as Secretary, Treasurer and All-State Chair for the Orchestra Division of the South Carolina Music Educators Association. She was selected as the 2008 Teacher of the Year at Lexington Middle and named the 2013 SC Orchestra Teacher of the Year through the American String Teacher Association. Most recently, Ms. Martin was the guest clinician and conductor for the Lexington One District Orchestra in 2019. Ms. Martin lives in Mount Pleasant, SC and enjoys her bike, paddleboard, kayak and outdoor adventures with family and friends.
MS. MELISSA MARTIN
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Assistant Choral Director
MS. DAYNA NEVERS
Ms. Dayna Nevers is a sixth year English teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in music. Ms. Nevers danced with Aprille’s Danceprints in Connecticut for 15 years, became a member of South Windsor High School’s award winning Choral Spectrum show choir performance group, and went on to become a member of Central Connecticut State College’s University Singers. She earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction English Education
at the University of Connecticut.
Before becoming a South Carolina resident in 2019, Ms. Nevers taught English, offered an after-school Improv. club for students and ran a theatre program at her previous school. She recently performed in two community plays, “Young Frankenstein” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, both of which she earned leading roles.
Ms. Nevers has a passion for music and dance, both of which she incorporates into her English classroom on a regular basis. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles and spending time with her family.