Zach Langley, Director of Bands
Zach Langley was named director of bands at ECCC in May 2020 after serving for a year as assistant director. He previously served seven years at Northeast Jones High School, including three years as assistant director of bands and the last four years as director of bands. In addition, he served as director of bands at Nettleton High School for two years.
A graduate of Booneville High School, Langley studied at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he was a member of the Tiger Marching Band. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Mississippi, where he served in the University of Mississippi Wind Ensemble and was a member of the “Pride of the South” Marching Band. He received a Master’s in Music Education from William Carey University, where he served as the adjunct trombone professor.
Langley was nominated and served on the board of directors for the Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association from 2016 to 2019. Under his direction, the Northeast Jones “Tiger Pride” Marching band represented the state of Mississippi in the 2017 National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C.
He and his wife, Lindsey, have three children: Abbey, Nate, and Olivia.
Mandy Quinn, Assistant Band Director
Mandy Quinn is the Assistant Band Director and the Instructor of Percussion for East Central Community College. Prior to her role at ECCC, she served as the Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion for Biloxi Public Schools in Mississippi. During her time at Biloxi, she was responsible for the marching percussion, concert percussion, 8th Grade Band, BHS Concert Band, and the BHS Basketball Pep Band. Before moving to Mississippi, Ms. Quinn served as the Assistant Director of Percussion at the University of North Alabama where she was responsible for Applied Lessons, Percussion Ensemble, and Marching Percussion. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at East Mississippi Community College where she taught Applied Lessons.
Ms. Quinn completed her Master of Arts degree in percussion performance and conducting from the University of Central Florida in December 2013 and a bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music from the University of North Alabama in 2010. Her past private teachers include Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Dr. Thad Anderson, Dr. Iain Moyer, Andy Smith, and German Baratto.
Ms. Quinn has also been responsible for teaching and arranging for many high school and middle school percussion ensembles throughout the Southeast. Other professional experiences include serving as the Front Ensemble Technician for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Gateway Percussion, Terminus Percussion, and Front Ensemble Caption Head for Music City Drum and Bugle Corps and Infinity Percussion.
Ms. Quinn has performed with many world-class ensembles such as The Cadets (2007 Silver Medalist), Carolina Crown, Capital Regiment, Gateway Percussion, and Aimachi from Nagoya, Japan. In the summer of 2011, she performed with the Aimachi Marching Band in Switzerland at the Basel Tatoo. Ms. Quinn is currently a member of the Percussive Arts Society where she serves on the Education Committee. She is endorsed by Innovative Percussion.