Head Band Director

Davis Smith

Davis Smith is a graduate of Arizona State University where he studied instrumental music education. Through high school and college Smith played the trumpet among other instruments. Smith was a 2014 United States Army All-American Marching Band member, representing his high school, Mountain Ridge from Glendale, AZ.

From 2011 to 2017 Smith spent 5 seasons marching various drum and bugle corps including The Academy, The Cavaliers and The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp(s) and was the 2017 DCI I&E Trumpet Soloist Champion.

Smith did his student teaching with TMEA Honor Band and BOA Grand Nationals Finalist Keller High School, and TMEA Honor Band and Midwest Clinic Featured Band, Indian Springs Middle School. Prior to student teaching Smith also completed internships with various well-known music educators from Arizona including Todd Livingston, Leo Werner, and Richard Maxwell. He has taught and designed around the valley for the past 4 years on staff at Mountain View Mesa High School Queen Creek High School, and has done clinics at Marcos de Niza, Combs, Pinnacle and Phoenix Christian High Schools.

Smith is currently also on staff teaching bass at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps from Austin Texas. He was also on Brass and Visual Staff at Kidsgrove Scouts from Staffordshire, England and the Blue Devils “C” Drum and Bugle Corps. Aside from music, he has also coached two AIA state champions in the discus and had many other athletes score points at the State Track meet. As a hobby, he currently continues his athletic career in the sports of weightlifting and the discus throw.

Music Staff

Sydney Forgey

Sydney Forgey is currently a trombone performance major at Arizona State University. She has four years of marching band experience at a Bands of America participating band. She was a member of both the Missouri All-State Band and Orchestra in high school. Most recently, she taught the marching band at Grain Valley High School in Missouri. She aspires to be a professional musician and to continue to teach.

Colorguard

Eryn Streeter

Eryn Streeter was in the sport of color guard for five and a half years. During her time in the Sandra Day O’Connor High School marching band and winter guard program, she danced, spun flag, and tossed rifle, sabre, and air blades. Outside of practices and performances, Eryn continued her education by participating in various clinics hosted by the world class FeniX Independent Winter Guard. In her final year at SDOHS, she was guard captain as well as wrote weapon work that was used for both marching band and winter guard.

After high school, she continued her color guard endeavors by participating in the Sun Devil Marching Band for three seasons at Arizona State University and performing with FeniX Independent A Class Winter Guard for two seasons where she spun flag and weapon as well as danced. She has her bachelor’s degree in Public Service and Public Policy and is obtaining her master’s degree in Public Administration.

LaNaya Cosma

LaNaya Cosma is graduate of Sunrise Mountain where she performed in the color guard and took other dance classes. In LaNaya’s senior year she acted as one of the drum majors for the band. LaNaya attended Brigham Young University, where she took two to three dance classes per semester because she couldn’t get enough. She danced with the BYU International Folk Dancers and eventually received a minor in dance. In the last few years LaNaya has taught dance classes to children and youth and is excited to work with her alma mater.

Percussion

Paul Green

Paul Green is a Sunrise Mountain Alumni, who has been working at Sunrise Mountain for several years as their drum technician, working with and mentoring the percussion section.  He has also been teaching Taekwondo for over ten years and is currently a fifth degree black belt. Through his training he has learned discipline, integrity, respect, and the success of hard work and dedication. Along with that he spends his weekends volunteering as a high school youth leader at his church. Paul graduated college with three degrees in art, video production, and film, and is working his way into the film business.