Edward Waters University
Dr. Alvin A. Davis has received numerous accolades including three U.S. Congressional Records and Certificates of Exemplary Service and Dedication, numerous U.S. and Florida Senate recognitions for exemplary educational leadership, and notable achievements including being honored by President Obama as a finalist for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year. He is widely known for his professionalism, and his music programs have had national recognition, performing for the NFL Pro Bowl, NFL Junior Global championship, the Miami Dolphins, two Broadway musicals, and participated in the second largest Thanksgiving parade in the country in Chicago, Il. He has been a guest clinician, lecturer, and panel guest at the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of Miami, and Florida A&M University to name a few.
Mr. Oglesby has served as the director of percussion for six (6) years with the Triple Threat Marching Band. He has been instrumental in creating the sound that we have accustomed to seeing this past decade with percussion and band. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He also serves as a music educator with the Duval County Public School system.
Mr. Stanley Holloway, Assistant Director of Bands & Director of Woodwinds is a Native of Columbia, SC and a graduate of Florida A&M University (B.A. Fine Arts Music Production), Liberty University (M.M.E. Music education) and Liberty University (D.M.E. Music Education, Spring 2022). An active arranger, composer, music engineer, drill designer and entrepreneur, Mr. Holloway has been serving the music community for 16 years with knowledge in woodwind techniques, various pedagogies and student development. He is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc who is looking to help cultivate a wholesome experience for students and Edward Waters University.
Mr. Kenneth Solomon, Assistant Director of Bands & Director of Lower Brass, is a Native of Jacksonville, Florida and a graduate of Florida A&M University (B.S. Music Education). Mr. Solomon is the current Director of Bands at First Coast High School. He has served as Director of Bands at William M. Raines High School and Jean Ribault Middle School. He has 16 years of experience as a music educator. This will be his third season working with the Triple Threat Band, as he worked with the program prior in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Solomon is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Mr. Kuronde Washington, the Associate Director of Bands / Director of Trumpets & French Horns is a Native of Daytona Beach, Florida and a graduate of Bethune Cookman University (B.S. Music Education) and Liberty University (M.M.E. Music education, Fall 2021)Mr. Washington has served as Director of Bands at William M. Raines since 2009. He has 12 years experience as a music educator.
A dance coach for over two decades, Mrs. Tiffani Davis is the current coach for the Edward Waters University Purple Passion Dancers, Purple Thunder Dancers, as well as the Auxiliary Coordinator to include the Tiger Doll Flags. Mrs. Davis has been the coach for the Florida A&M University Pom Team (Venom Dancers) and the Artistic Director for the FAMU Mahogany Dance Theatre. She has also served as the dance coach for Rickards High School Golden Dolls Dance Team (Tallahassee, FL) and the Sophisticated Sapphires of Miramar High School (Miramar, Fl). A former collegiate and semi-pro dancer herself, Coach Davis has a strong technical background in ballet, jazz, and tap, and is a former student of the world renowned Radenko Pavlovich of the Royal Ballet School in London, England. Her students have earned hundreds of awards and recognitions and she has been the coach of three U.S. National Championship teams.
Mr. Nicholas Jackson, Assistant Director of Percussion, is a Native of Augusta, GeorgiaBethune-Cookman University (B.A Mass Communications)”The Pride” – Sudden ImpactMr. Jackson has six years experience teaching and working with various percussion ensembles and drumlines. This is his first season working with the Triple Threat Band program. Mr. Jackson is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.