Matthew Franks, Assistant
Matthew Franks, originally from Mountain Top, PA, is a marching tech for the South View High School Marching Tigers.
Mr. Franks is a 1998 graduate of Crestwood High School in Mt. Top, PA. While at Crestwood, he participated in the "Comet" marching and concert bands for five years, as well as with the Jazz Ensemble for four years.
Mr. Franks is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, with a BSED in Secondary Education and a minor in Music. While at West Chester, Mr. Franks perfomed with the Concert Band, and was a member of the "Incomperable Golden Rams Marching Band." It was with this ensemble that he performed in the 2001 6ABC/Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Franks was a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, Honorary Band Fraternity. While a brother with the Eta Rho chapter, Mr. Franks served as Alumni Liason, as well as a delegate to the 2000 NE District Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.
Mr. Franks has several years of Drum Corps experience in the DCA circuit, having been a member of the Reading Buccaneers and Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps from 2004-2007.
In 2004, Mr. Franks was hired at South View Middle School, teaching 7th Grade Social Studies. He is currently Social Studies Department chair, and has served on many county-level curriculum committees. In 2005, Mr. Franks became part of the staff of South View HS under Jay Bolder in 2005, and has helped lead the band to several very successful seasons.
Mr. Franks currently lives in Raeford, NC with his wife Brynn, and still performs with several sacred and secular choral groups in the Fayetteville area. These groups include the Cumberland Oratorio Singers, Coventry Carolers, In One Accord, and the Hay St. UMC and Haymount UMC Chancel Choirs.
Paul Ingram, Assistant
Mr. Ingram is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's Degree in Music (2011) and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Music (2012). He is has performed with the University Athletic Bands and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jefferey Fuchs and Evan Feldman, respectively. He studied tuba performance under Michael Kris for 4 years.
Mr. Ingram was born and raised in Hope Mills, attending Hope Mills Middle and South View High School, where he was a member of the band under Mrs. Stemple and Mr. Bolder, respectively. He loves Hope Mills and believes it is the responsibility of those who were nutured by this community to come back and make it better for future generations.