Contact Information




Director of Bands: 

Mr. Marquestis "Mark"  Bullock  

My name is Marquestis Bullock, and I am a graduate of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University where I studied Music Education and played the saxophone with the euphonium as a secondary instrument. As a performer, I was a semi-finalist as a soloist in the school's concerto competition, played in the Schwob Wind Ensemble, and multiple chamber groups, as well as sang baritone/bass in the University Singers and Choral Union. While at Columbus State I was involved as a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Prior to attending Columbus State, I attended Auburn University and marched in the 380-strong Auburn University Marching Band. A graduate of Northside High School, Columbus has always been my home, though work in the music industry has seen my work far beyond Georgia's borders in Michigan, Arizona, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama. I am also a US Navy veteran. 

Hardaway High School is my first full-time appointment as a Director of Bands, though I began work within the District some years ago. I joined the Hawks family in 2021. As the director, my goal is to teach attention to detail and commitment to the practice and rehearsal processes in order to produce a high-quality product for our audience members that each performer can be proud of. Beyond music, my goal is to raise students to be prepared for the working world through teamwork. Life is a classroom, and every experience lends the opportunity to learn a lesson! 

Outside of academics, I enjoy traveling, cooking, motorsports, gymnastics, watching television, and petting my cat, Pyerre. I love finding new music to listen to and trying new foods! 

Email: bullock.marquestis.r@muscogee.k12.ga.us

Phone: 706-748-2766

Hawkettes Color Guard Team

Sponsor/Coach: Kedra Myricks

About Coach Kae

Kedra Myrick is a native of Columbus Georgia. Growing up Kedra loved singing and still does. She was involved in The State Chorus held in the Muscogee County School District and also helped with sports.


She is a proud graduate of Hardaway High School. After high school, she attended CVCC and finished her Associate Degree in General Education at Troy University. She is currently enrolled at the University of Phoenix to get her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. 


Kedra loves helping others and making sure that she can lend a helping hand to students on a daily basis. She currently teaches at South Columbus Elementary School. 


Outside of teaching and coaching, Kedra loves to relax and spend time with her family. She loves traveling, and baking, but her favorite thing to do is go bowling. Coach Kae's favorite color is purple. 


This will be her 3rd season coaching the Hardaway High School Spinnin' Hawks. She is delighted to be back another year and cannot wait to present the halftime show: KEEP SPINNIN' 🏳

Email: Myrick.Kedra.M@muscogee.k12.ga.us

About Coach Davis

Ieshia Davis is a 27-year-old native of Greenville, North Carolina. Since she was a “diva in diapers” she has had a love for all things performing arts. When she was two, her family moved to Leesburg, Georgia. Growing up she was involved in all things cheer, dance, and theater. Later, she became an active member of Lee County High School’s Marching Trojan Band. She was a member of the Color Guard all four years of high school and was the captain in both her junior and senior years. She was also actively involved in Theater (Thespian Troupe # 5297), Choir, Jazz Band, and Dance. After high school, she attended Columbus State University and majored in Early Childhood Education. Since CSU did not have a marching band, she continued her passion on her own. This will be Coach Davis’ third season coaching and choreographing for the Hardaway High School’s Spinnin’ Hawks. She is overjoyed to be back spinning with the Hawks and cannot wait to present the halftime show for you all: watch for the flying objects! 

Email: davis.ieshia.n@muscogee.k12.ga.us


Coach & Choreographer Ieshia Davis

Hawkettes Dance Team

Sponsor/Coach: Alexis Thompson

About Coach Thompson

Alexis is the sponsor and head coach of the Hardaway High School Dance Team. She serves as part of the Learning Support department as a Learning Specialist, addressing the specific needs and supporting students' success in academics, interpersonal skills, and activities of daily living. 

 

Alexis is a graduate of Albany State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She is also a 2012 graduate of Hardaway High School. In 2018, Alexis was nominated by Hardaway’s administration and invited to be a featured IB alumnus on ibo.org for the 50th Anniversary campaign. The campaign aims to inspire the next generation of IB students and highlight the success of Hardaway High School. 

 

As a native of Columbus, Georgia, it is important for Alexis to grow wherever she is planted while sharing and collecting knowledge. She passionately believes in giving other young women the opportunity to be the best versions of themselves. Alexis is most proud of being the mother to her son, Tristan.




About Coach Mitchell

Courtney Mitchell is a 22-year-old, accomplished dancer who has been dancing for 17 years. She has been trained by some of the best choreographers in the industry, such as Sean Bankhead, Kiki Ely, and Beyonce’s choreographer, JaQuel Knight. 

Courtney has organized Summer Camp and After School Dance programs and she’s been an experienced dance instructor and choreographer since the age of 12, and she held a Captain leadership role on her Middle School, High School, and Studio Competition teams. She’s a 2-time UDA All-American winner and she was invited to dance abroad in Rome and London. 

As Dancer of the Month by Black College Cheer and Dance, Courtney was featured in their December 2016 magazine. She has won many 1st place awards in Group and Solo divisions throughout the US and specializes in various dance styles, including Jazz, Hip-Hip, Majorette, Contemporary, Modern, and Ballet. Courtney continues to train and perfect her skills by taking dance classes nationwide in Atlanta, San Diego, and New York.

Coach & Choreographer: Courtney Mitchell