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CIPA personnel

Hannah Kestner

circuit president

Hannah is currently the guard director at West Ridge and Tennessee High . She has served as the Social Media Coordinator and Executive Assistant for Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. Hannah has marched with Northwood High School, Chilhowie Winter Guard, Stateline Independent, Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, Legacy Independent, and Etude A Winter Guard. She is a graduate of Emory & Henry and is currently working toward her Master's in Social Work through Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Contact Hannah directly at or cipaofficial@


Chaz tyree

vice president



circuit treasurer

Dr. Flemmer is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at East Tennessee State University and a provider at the Johnson City Downtown Day Center. She is the director of Happy Valley Independent and currently serves CIPA as the circuit treasurer.

Contact Dr. Flemmer at

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administrative secretary

Theo Ganaway began his career as a Guard Instructor in 2010 in his home town of Chilhowie, Virginia. He currently works as a designer & choreographer for color guard in Washington County, Virginia. He completed his fourth and final year of performing as an active member in the "Carolina Gold" Color Guard, helping the team take first place at DCA Championships in the years 2018 and 2019. 

Theo operates competition suite for the circuit. If you experience any technical difficulties or need assistance, please contact Theo through



communications secretary

Raegan is currently a 3rd grade teacher in Grayson County and is the GCHS Color Guard Instructor. She loves spending time with the color guard members and seeing them work to reach their full potential. 


Raegan manages all CIPA communications and would be happy to assist you. Contact her at



show host coordinator

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Michael Henderson

Chief Judge

Mr. Henderson is currently the Director of Bands and Vocal Music at Chase Middle School in Forest City, North Carolina. Prior to this appointment, he was the band and choir director at Chase High School. Mr. Henderson received his B.S.Ed. in Music Education from Western Carolina University in 2006 and his Masters degree in Music Education from East Carolina University in 2012. He has had the honor of being named Chase High School Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012 and 2014-2015. He was also named Rutherford County Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015. He was named as a semifinalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award in 2017. Mr. Henderson currently lives in Forest City with his wife, Jenn, and their children Cara, Gavin, Ellie, and Andy.

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