Meet The Team
Band director Chris Hathcock lives with his beautiful wife, Carmen, and their two ferrets, Joker and Harley Quinn. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Winthrop University studying Conducting. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Hathcock was the Director of Percussion Studies at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC. While at South Meck, he built a very reputable and award-winning marching percussion program from the ground up and developed a concert percussion ensemble that performed grade V and VI pieces which garnered the support and praise of many surrounding university percussion programs. In 2009, Mr. Hathcock took over as Director of Bands at Cheraw High School in Cheraw, SC. During his time at Cheraw the marching band (known as "The Tribe") garnered multiple division championships, caption awards, made State finals every year, and claimed two consecutive Lower State Championships - in 2012.
In addition to being an educator and adjudicator, he is also an active composer and arranger.As a performer, Mr. Hathcock has played with dozens of bands, ensembles,
and combos through the years. From gigging with a bebop quartet around the metro area to playing with a local wind ensemble to touring over state lines with heavy metal bands, he has always sought to play as much
as possible. Currently, his progressive rock band is signed to H&H Records. The band program, beyond marching, enjoyed much success under his direction receiving superior ratings at concert festivals, numerous
students earning placement in region honor bands, dozens of superior ratings at solo & ensemble festivals, and winning the Outstanding Performance Award from the South Carolina Band Director's Association.
He also spearheaded the implementation of new courses at Cheraw High School such as AP Music Theory and Percussion Ensemble.
Asst. Band Director
Matthew Parunak is a professional arranger, drill writer, bass trombonist, and music educator from West Jefferson, NC. Matthew is a proud graduate of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Tuba Performance and Master's Degree in Arts and Teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill. Following his graduation in 2009, Matthew taught at Forbush High School and Middle School for four years, receiving consistent superior and excellent ratings in both marching and concert band.
He is currently the bass trombonist of the Durham Symphony and serves as the assistant director at Jordan High School. He is on professional staff with the University of North Carolina Marching Tar Heels as an educator and arranger. Matthew has arranged music for a variety high school and collegiate marching ensembles across the state of North Carolina, as well as being an active adjudicator for the marching band activity in NC and SC. Matthew resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, Sarah, and their two pets.
This will be Bryhana's third year working at C. E. Jordan, her second year as guard director. She has 7 years of colorguard expereince, spinning herself and teaching. She marched four years in the Smithfield-Selma Spartan Regiment and has marched with various independent guard groups every year since she graduated from Smithfield-Selma. She has marched with NC State Winterguard, Legacy Independent Winterguard as presented by Carolina Gold, and First Flight World. She has made finals at winterguard World Championships in Scholastic A class, Independent A class, and Independent World class.
She has experience teaching at Enloe High School, Garner Magnet High School, and Broughton High School.
She is currently in her fourth year at NC State studying for a Bachelor's in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.