Trombone Rank Captain 1997-1998
Drum Major 1999-2001
Member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Inc
Married to Lindsey (TBS, color guard, Biology, 2004). Living in Haymarket, VA. Two sons, Noah and Drew. One dog, Tyson. Working in Chantilly, VA as a software engineer at ManTech International. Six seasons of marching with the MVs still isn't enough for me...
Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D. 2001)
Marching Virginians 1993 - 1996
Supply Officer 1995 - 1996
Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Secretary 1994 - 1996
Married to Emily Poti ('00) since 2004. Daughter Abby born 2008. Practicing with a Richmond law firm focusing on commercial real estate financing transactions.
Snare '85-'88, Bass Drum '84
Married fellow MV alum Lisa Ellis in 1990 and now resides in Greensboro, NC with their two children (and future MVs) Ryan and Reilly. Chuck is a Project Strategy Manager with Volvo Trucks of North America.
M.S. Software Engineering, George Mason '09
MV Trombone '00 - '04
Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi
Currently working as a Software Engineer for TASC in Chantilly, VA. Married to Linda Gross (MV Bone '99 - '06). We reside in Sterling, VA with our cats (Buddy and Molly), leopard gecko (Izzy), ball python (Jack), and bearded dragon Sid. I enjoy playing guitar, video games, basketball, golf, working out, talking about my 401(k), and taking long walks on the beach. Like most MVs, I love Virginia Tech.
Grew up in Mechanicsville, VA where I still live with my better half, Michele. Have served on the MVAA board going on 10 years. I play in the band Naughty Little Monkey with Corey Smith and Mike App (both MVs). I also am a NCAA Division III football official which means I unfortunately only get to see a few Tech games each year (but can probably tell you why you didn't like the call on the field). I currently work as a Sales Manager for a small insurance company. I'm an aquarius, have a small mole on the back of my knee, and enjoy eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches while watching re-runs of Barney Miller.
Mellophone '99 - '02, Rank Captain '02
Married Sarah George (MV Flag '01 - '04, current MV Flag Coordinator) in 2005. After a brief stint in Fairfax, VA, we decided to pursue a location that provided a slower pace of life. Fortunately, the MVs needed someone to help instruct the flags, so we landed back in Blacksburg. I currently work for Excella Consulting as a Senior Consultant, where I spend every day mentoring and training the next generation of software developers from VT.
Had the honor and privilege of being the first drum major of the Marching Virginians.
Lives in Manassas, VA and is married to Susan, has three children, Rebekah, Micah,and Abigail. He works for a federal contractor as an information assurance analyst, and moonlights with the same company as a business developer. Dennis spent many years training Computer Emergency Response Teams for both the U.S. Army National Guard as well as domestic and foreign companies.
Profile coming soon...
B.S. Aerospace Engineering '89
Married Chris Bovee (MV Pic '85 - '89) in 1990. Three great kids - Dan (current MV Trumpet), a junior at Tech; Ben (future MV Trumpet), a senior; and Madelyn (future MV Trumpet), an 8th grader. Currently living in Chesapeake, VA and getting back to Blacksburg as often as possible.
Bach. Architecture, VT 1990
MV Flag Rank Captain 1987
MV Flag Co-Captain 1988-89
MS Ed., Old Dominion University 1995
Married to Dean Bryant and living in Alexandria, Virginia with our cat, Spooky, and cockatiel, Mozart. Special education teacher (motto: "Disciplining tomorrow's leaders today") since 1995 in various VA and DC locales; currently in Prince William County. Loves books, cooking, painting murals, and Alex Ovechkin, in roughly that order. Go Caps! And Hokies!
B.A. Music Education '98
MV: '92-'98 (Not many credits transfer b/w Mech. Eng. and Music Ed)
Bone Section Leader: '94-'97
Senior Staff: '97-'98
Married to my wonderful wife Sarah. Two great kids (Read as: Future MVs) Benjamin - 6, Nathaniel - 2.
B.S. Hospitality/Tourism Management, Minor in Biology '04
M.S. Hospitality/Tourism Management, '05
Trombone Rank Captain 2003-04
Married Mike Forys (MV Bone 2001-04) in 2006. We live in Toano, VA, with our daughter, Emma, and two dogs, Theoden and Eomer. Currently, I work VERY part-time at Barnes and Noble and I am a full-time Mom, who would have thought?
B.S. Business Information Technology '06
Baritone 2002-05 (Baritone)
Kappa Kappa Psi Treasurer 2003
Blacksburg born and raised. Graduated from Blacksburg High and enrolled at VT in 2001. I was a member of the MVs, Symphonic Band, and Kappa Kappa Psi during my time at Tech. Currently I work as a Systems Engineer for TASC in Chantilly, VA and live in Ashburn, VA. Life here is a little more fast-paced, which is why I like to visit family and friends in Blacksburg so often. I like playing golf, technology, travelling, and keeping in touch with those great friends I made at Tech. Go Hokies!!
B.A. Communication '11, Minors in Creative Writing and Pop Culture
Executive Officer '09-'10
Grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and came to VT originally for Engineering. Served two years as XO before inevitably graduating. Currently working towards a Master's degree in Journalism at Mizzou.
Rank Captain '08-'09
Tau Beta Sigma '07-'09 (Historian, Vice President)
Married husband Kevin in June of 2013. Currently living in Christiansburg, VA and working in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech as a Program Specialist. Not looking to leave the area anytime soon!
Under his direction, The Marching Virginians have performed throughout the nation for football games, parades and other activities, sharing performances with bands from such schools as the University of Texas, Florida State University, and the University of Tennessee. Under McKee's guidance, the Marching Virginians Alumni Association has developed into an exceptional source of networking and funding for the Marching Virginians, providing well over a half-million dollars of support to the band.
In addition to directing The Marching Virginians, McKee conducts the Symphony Band during the spring semester. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, and advocate for music education in public schools. At the 2007 Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Norfolk, he served as a percussionist, orator, and conductor within the span of forty-eight hours. In 2005, Mr. McKee was awarded a Certificate of Teaching Excellence by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. He is a member of the ACC Band Directors Association, past-president of the Big East Band Directors Association and has served on the Athletic Band Advisory Committee of the College Band Directors National Association. He and his wife, Charlotte, celebrated their thirty-fifth anniversary in the summer of 2011. They are the proud parents of three adult children.
She was the associate director of bands at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Illinois, and worked with all aspects of the program, including concert bands, chamber ensembles, jazz band, and athletic bands. She is an active clinician and serves on the conducting faculty at the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic in Bloomington, Indiana. She is an active performer and played horn in the top ensembles at Indiana University and the University of Illinois.
Polly maintains professional affiliations with the College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, National Association for Music Education, and National Band Association. She is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma and received the Gary E. Smith award for excellence in the Marching Illini and Wind Symphony. In 2011, Middleton received the A. A. Harding Award, the most prestigious recognition awarded for outstanding performance, achievement, and service to the University of Illinois Bands.