Nate Clark is the recently appointed band director at DCHS. Previously working as the assistant band director Mr. Clark was responsible for the DCHS Jazz Bands, Indoor Winds and United Sound. Mr. Clark has written arrangements and drill for area high school marching bands, indoor ensembles and the WKU Big Red Marching Band. In addition to his employment at DCHS Mr. Clark also served as the band director at Webster County High School from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Clark completed his master's degree in Conducting through Western Kentucky University in the spring of 2019.
Jeremy is a DCHS Band of Pride Alumni from the Class of 2000. He attended Campbellsville University where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with an Emphasis on Percussion. Jeremy followed that degree with a Master's of Arts in Special Education also from Campbellsville University. He has been teaching Elementary Music at Whitesville Elementary School since 2004 and absolutely LOVES passing along the joy of music to his students everyday! He has also served as the Percussion Instructor at Ohio County High School for 7 years and then as Percussion Instructor/Assistant Band Director for 2 years at Apollo High School. He is a proud father of 4 children ages 5 through 13 and a lucky husband of 16 years! Jeremy is proud to be back in the band world serving the Band of Pride!
Matt Bristow has been married to his wife Caitlyn for 9 years & has three kids (with a fourth on the way!) They’re all the best thing about him. Matt started his time at Daviess County as a student in 2002, playing trumpet in the Band of Pride until 2006 where he also served as the trumpet section leader for the 2004 State Finalist band, and was drum major in 2005 when the DC BOP made their first ever trip to BOA Grand National Championships. He came back to teach Brass and Visual for the BOP in 2008, 2009, & 2010. After High School Matt attended Campbellsville University where he performed trumpet with the CU Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Brass Quintet, and sang tenor in the CU Chorale. Following Campbellsville Matt went on to perform with the 2-time World Champion Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps in 2008 & 2010; after aging out Matt was a member of the Madison Scout Visual Staff in 2011. Since 2017 Matt has had the privilege to serve as a member of the Brass & Visual staff for the DC BOP. He has served in the same role with the DC Indoor Winds group; achieving the Scholastic A Class Bronze Medal at the 2018 WGI World Championships, and being crowned the WGI Independent A Class World Champion in 2019..
Mr. Payton lives in Sturgis Ky with his wife Gabrielle and two children Annika and Graham. Mr. Payton is originally from Grayson Co. where he graduated from high school in 2003. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Murray State University in 2010 and is currently working on his Masters Degree in Music Education at Murray State University. His first teaching experience took him to Union Co. where the Union County Band ensembles earned Distinguish Ratings and State appearances multiple years. Prior teaching experiences before Union County include multiple years of percussion instructor for several area counties, visual instructor for area counties, and winter percussion instructor for Impact Audio Theatre in 2007. Mr. Payton has received multiple awards while as a Percussionist and has toured around the United States performing for various venues. Mr. Payton is excited to be apart of DCHS Band of Pride and wants to continue the tradition of excellence for all the ensembles.
Alisha Glover is the Color Guard Director. Alisha was born and raised in Owensboro, KY. She is a Daviess County High School Alumni, Class of 2018. She was part of the Band of Pride for four years. She is currently attending the University of Southern Indiana, pursuing her Bachelors with a major in Health Services and a minor in Theatre. After high school she continued her color guard career by marching in independent winter groups and teaching color guard. She is glad to be back to her home teaching her passion, color guard!