Dillon Ingle – Tuscola High School Director of Bands

Dillon Scott Ingle was raised in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and graduated from Kings Mountain High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Western Carolina University in 2008. While at WCU, he studied under Dr. Mario Gaetano, Bob Buckner, and Matt Henley, and was drum captain with the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.

Mr. Ingle began his professional teaching career in Brownsville, Texas where he spent three years, followed by two years in San Benito, Texas. For five years as an assistant director, his duties included working with concert, symphonic and marching bands, as well as overseeing the percussion program of each school.

In 2010, he became a co-founder of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps from Austin, Texas. For five years, Mr. Ingle served as the Percussion Caption Head at Genesis, where he both taught and helped facilitate the summer tour.

Mr. Ingle moved back to North Carolina in 2013 to continue his education, and completed his M.A in Music Education in 2015. As a Graduate Assistant at WCU, he conducted the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. West, the Symphony Band under the direction of David Starnes, and the Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gaetano.

Mr. Ingle was the Assistant Band Director at Tuscola from August 2015 through May 2022. In July 2022, Mr. Ingle became Director of Bands at Tuscola.

Contact Mr. Ingle: dsingle@haywood.k12.nc.us

Sam Bogan – Waynesville Middle School Director of Bands

Mr. Samuel F. Bogan II is from Johnston County, NC, just East of Raleigh. He earned his Music Education degree from Western Carolina University in 2008. While at WCU, he was a soloist and brass coordinator in the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band and performed in numerous ensembles. Mr. Bogan earned the Maxie Beaver Student Teacher of the Year Award in 2008.

Mr. Bogan has been teaching in North Carolina for the last fifteen years. He started in 2008 at Northwest Cabarrus High School where he taught until 2016, then Hickory Ridge Middle School, and now Waynesville Middle School where he’s been for the last five years. His High School students earned many honors. For example, Northwest’s marching band earned numerous Grand Champion and Class Awards and made finals at BOA Super Regionals.

Mr. Bogan’s concert bands consistently receive Superior honors in Grades II – VI. Waynesville Middle School consistently places students in the All-District, West Region Jazz, All-State Jazz, and All State Honor bands. He earned the West Region Jazz Directors Award of Excellence for 2019.

He is also a Specialist in the 208th Army Reserve Band based in Concord, NC. And he actively performs as a vocalist and trumpet player in the 208th Army Jazz Messengers and the Armored Diesel Rock Band.

Mr. Bogan lives in Clyde, NC with his wife Elena, their two kids Sammie and Rose, their big dog Riker Tiberious, and a bunny named Rex. Mr. Bogan’s favorite thing about teaching middle school band is getting to talk to students all day about music.

Alyssa Rogala – Colorguard/Winterguard Caption


Tyler Shade – Drumline Caption

Collin Tastet – Front Ensemble Caption

Mr. Collin Tastet, from Greensboro, North Carolina, is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Engineering at Western Carolina University. In addition to his academic pursuits, Collin is an educator at both Heat Wave Drum and Bugle Corps and the Palmetto Indoor Theatre for DCI and WGI. This his marks his third year helping teach the Front Ensemble at Tuscola.

His experience in marching arts includes Heat Wave Drum and Bugle Corps, the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band at Western Carolina, Palmetto Indoor Theatre, and Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps.

His hobbies include playing instruments, traveling, hiking, camping, attending concerts, and playing video games.

Stephen Wenzel – Technician/Photographer

BooBoo – Director of Esprit de Corps

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Consistently chill and relaxed, until it’s “go time!”


Always looking for a belly rub.