Music City Youth in the Arts announces expanded Board of Directors

Music City Youth in the Arts, Inc. (MCYA), parent organization for Music City Drum Corps and newly formed Music City Winds, announces the addition of four new board members and the election of two new officers. The following board members were elected to 3-year terms and joined the board in late September.

Michael Chiodo is an experienced music educator and has been involved in the drum corps activity as a member, instructor, arranger and consultant since the early 70’s.

Tracy Rode currently serves as CEO at Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter. She brings a wealth of relevant leadership, service, development and administrative experience, especially with non-profit organizations.

Joshua Rogers practices law as a Partner with Schell & Oglesby. He is an avid fan, volunteer and supporter of the marching arts serving the growth and development of our youth.

Shelba Waldron brings a wealth of experience in the marching arts, having participated, instructed and judged at all levels. She recently accepted the position of Director, Safe Sport and Education for USA Gymnastics. Shelba’s deep experience in the areas of health and safety are welcomed supplements to Music City’s focus on member care.

Outgoing MCYA President, Mike Webb, shared “I could not be more excited about the new board members we have added to the board. Their breadth and depth of experience will serve Music City well as we continue to expand our program offerings and solidify day to day operations.”

Webb and Stephanie Nugent, MCYA treasurer, are both at the end of their officer term as of October 31, but will remain on the Board of Directors. Tracy Rode was elected to the president role and Barry Shepherd as the treasurer. Each will serve a 2-year term. “Tracy and Barry are both seasoned professionals, and I have no doubt their leadership will aid Music City’s longevity” stated Webb.

Music City Youth in the Arts, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 based in Nashville, TN.