Blue Wind Band Staff
Mr. Chuck Herron has been the band director of the Northside High School Blue Wind Band since June 2011. Under Mr. Herron's direction the band has grown from 80 students in the marching band to 200 students in the marching band. Symphonic 1 the top performing ensemble yearly performs joint concerts with college music programs. Symphonic Band 1 has received no less than Superior Ratings at LGPE since 2011. The band has a robust percussion ensemble, jazz band, and two other concert bands. The marching band has performed at Disney World, the Outback Bowl, New York Central City Park, and will be performing in Washington D.C. this 2019.
Mr. Herron graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. Mr. Herron holds a Master's degree in Music Education from Kent State University in Kent, OH. Currently Mr. Herron is pursuing his Ph.D in Music Education from Auburn University. In the 2001 marching season Mr. Herron was the Battle Hymn Trumpet Soloist of the UGA Redcoat Marching Band. Mr. Herron's primary trumpet instructors are Dr. Edward Sandor, Fred Mills, and Ronald Wilcox. Mr. Herron studied conducting under Dr. F. David Romines and Dr. John N. Culvahouse. Before coming to Northside Mr. Herron spent 4 years at Central High School in Macon, GA.
Mr. Herron is married to Lianne Herron. They have two beautiful little girls, Annie and Madeline. It's great to be a Northside Eagle!
Mrs. Lianne Herron has been the director of bands at Thomson Middle School since 2006. Mrs. Herron holds her bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia and a masters degree in music education from Kent State University.
Mrs. Herron has been an integral part of the Blue Wind Band family. From writing drill, arranging music, or holding sectionals she does whatever she can to make this groups successful. Mrs. Herron is the primary woodwind instructor for the Blue Wind Band. Mrs. Herron also makes sure that Herron children don't have to spend too much time at the band room.
Mr. Tim Pietrofere is the director of bands at Northside Middle School. Mr. Pietrofere holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music Education from Georgia College and State University. He has previously taught for Bibb, Butts, and Rockdale County Schools earning numerous superior ratings and being recognized as STAR Teacher for Butts County in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
His Professional memberships include: Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), National Band Association (NBA), International Trumpet Guild (ITG), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
He currently resides in Warner Robins with his wife, Marcie , and daughters, Ava and Alyssa .