FRONT ENSEMBLE ARRANGER/ COORDINATOR
Kevin is currently the Assistant Band Director/Percussion Director at North Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga.
Kevin has a Master's degree in percussion performance from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor's degree in music education from Jacksonville State University. He marched three years of WGI with Music City Mystique (07-09) and four years of DCI with the Cavaliers, Spirit of JSU, and Memphis Sound.
He has taught for many different high school and independent WGI/BOA groups in Georgia, Texas, and Alabama. Kevin is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion products.
Claire Smith Kenney is a percussion educator, clinician, and performer in the greater-Atlanta area. She is originally from Cumming, Georgia and attended Jacksonville State University, Alabama for her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Claire then continued her education at Texas Christian University, where she earned her Master’s degree in percussion performance. Since 2004, Claire has been involved with many performing ensembles, including Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps, Blue Coats Drum and Bugle Corps, and Music City Mystique. Claire is currently the Elementary Music teacher at Cherokee Charter Academy in Canton, Ga and a percussion instructor for Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. She is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society and an educational artist for Innovative Percussion.
This is Oliver Dupree’s third year on front ensemble staff for Atlanta Quest. Oliver graduated from East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia. He is currently attending Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama where he studies percussion with Clint Gillespie and Dr. Thomas McCutchen. While at JSU he performed with the Marching Southerners, Chamber Winds, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble, A Cappella Choir, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and the JSU Community Orchestra. He was a front ensemble member at Spirit of Atlanta for the 2011, 2012, 2013 seasons. In addition to Atlanta Quest Oliver has been on percussion staff at East Coweta High School, Woodland High School, Collins Hill High School, Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band.