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Director of Bands - Elter Wilson.  Mr. Wilson is a 1996 graduate of Choctaw Central High School and received his Bachelor's degree from Delta State University in 2000. He was enrolled as a graduate student at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS the summer of 2005 and will be enrolled at Mississippi State University, to obtain his Administration in Educational Leadership degree.  Mr. Wilson was drum major of the 1997 Spirit of America National Honor Band, marched with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps for 2 years, in 1999 & 2000, and was also a member of the Independent-A Winterguard, Optemystic.  Mr. Wilson was a flag tech, in the 2005, and the 2006 Color Guard Caption Head for Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Memphis, TN. He served on the 2007 visual staff for the Mississippi Lion's All-State Band.  He also served as Director for the Independent A Winter Guard; Unity, 2004 GulfCoast Guard Circuit silver medalist, from 2003-2006.  Mr. Wilson is serving his 8th year as the Winter Guard Director for the Choctaw Central High School Winter Guard.  As director, Mr. Wilson has received numerous titles with the winter guard: 2007 MIA SRA Silver Medalist, 2008 MIA SRA Gold Medalist, 2010-2012 MIA SA Silver Medalist, 2013 MIA SA Gold Medalist, 2014 MIA SA Silver Medalist.  Mr. Wilson is currently the Mississippi Indoor Association (MIA) secretary and has served on the Executive Board of the East Central Mississippi Band Directors' Association.  Mr. Wilson has been Director of Bands at CCHS since January 2001, where he teaches the Maroon Band, Middle School Band, and Pearl River Elementary Band.  Mr. Wilson also teaches, small ensembles and offers private lessons.
 
Brass Instructor - Elijah Ben.  Mr. Ben is a 1996 graduate of Choctaw Central High School, a 1998 graduate of East Central Community College, and a 2002 graduate of Delta State University and is currently enrolled as a graduate student at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.  Mr. Ben was a member of the 1998 Junior College All-State Band and the 1998 Junior College All-State Choir.  Mr. Ben has been at CCHS since August, 2002, and assists with all bands.  He is also the music director at Conehatta Elementary and teaches piano lessons full time.
 
Woodwind Instructor - Dorian Trahan.  Ms. Trahan is a 1993 graduate of Laurel High School, an 1996 graduate of Jones Jr. College, and received her Master's degree from Delta State University in 2001.  She joined the tribal school staff in August, 2004.  Ms. Trahan is a current member of the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, the National Band Association, and the International Jazz Educatiors Association.  Ms. Trahan also plays the bass clarinet for the Hattiesburg City Band and the Mississippi Wind Symphony.  She is the band director for Bogue Chitto Elementary and Tucker Elementary, and assists with the Maroon Band hornline section.