Statesboro High School Bands

Statesboro High School Bands

Directors and Staff

Lee Collins
Director of Bands

Lee Collins began teaching at Statesboro High School in 2012 and now is in his 21st year of directing high school bands. Mr. Collins graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 1999. He earned his Master’s degree from Georgia Southern University in Music Technology in 2009.

Since coming to Statesboro High School the marching and concert bands have received superior rating at all festivals and competitions under Mr. Collins’ direction. Mr. Collins’ first outing with the Marching Blue Devil Band was representing Georgia in the 2012 Forth of July parade in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Collins came to SHS from Tattnall County High School where he served as Director of Bands for 13 years. While at Tattnall County High School his concert and marching bands consistently received superior and excellent rating at regional and area festivals and competitions. While also in his tenure at TCHS Mr. Collins began a Steel Drum Band that opened for Darius Rucker at Fort Stewarts Fourth of July Celebration 2010.

Additionally, Mr. Collins has served as a clinician presenting at Georgia Music Educators’ In-Service Convention in Savannah, GA. He is a member of Georgia Music Educators‘ Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

He and his wife, Rhyne, live in Statesboro, Georgia, with their three children, Nolen, Katelyn and Molly.
Sergio Arreguin
Assistant Director and Head of Percussion Studies

Sergio G. Arreguin serves as the Assistant Director of Bands/Chorus at Statesboro High School. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia Southern University in Music Education.

In the past, Arreguin has served as the percussion instructor for Georgia Southern University (2015, 2018), Statesboro High School (2013-2015), Toombs County High School (2017), and has taught many percussion groups around Georgia throughout his career. All of his competitive percussion ensembles have received superior ratings at various marching competitions across the state of Georgia.

During his short career, Arreguin has had many opportunities to showcase his talents. He and his colleagues are featured on a professional recorded performance of Ney Rosauro’s Vibraphone Concerto No. 2 featuring Ney Rosauro, himself. His most memorable performance is performing on The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City alongside country music artist, Elizabeth Cook, and 3 other members of Southern Pride Marching Band. Arreguin performed as a member of Georgia Southern University’s Southern Pride Marching Band where he marched Cymbals and Snare Drum.

Arreguin is a member of Georgia Music Educator’s Association and Kappa Kappa Psi. He enjoys playing percussion instruments, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Melvin Hamilton
Assistant Director

Mr. Hamilton has been teaching music for 19 years. He is currently the Director of Bands at William James Middle School and Assistant Director for the Statesboro High School Marching Blue Devils.

Mr. Hamilton received his degree in Music Education from Georgia Southern University. He lives in Statesboro.
Jennifer Davenport
Color Guard Instructor

Jennifer joined color guard while a student at Tattnall County High School in 2000 and went on to march with Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in 2002. She has since instructed and volunteered with Tattnall County High School and Statesboro High School bands, and been the color guard instructor at Statesboro High School since 2014. She will be the 2017-2018 Publicity Chair for Band Booster Leadership. Jennifer lives and works in Statesboro with her fiance, Dan "Guard Dad", and two daughters, Addie and Mary.
Samantha Cook