Paul Marimon is the Directors of Bands at Marietta High School. Mr. Marimon is from Caracas, Venezuela, but grew up in Marietta where he graduated from Kell High School in 2009. Mr. Marimon attended Reinhardt University, where he earned two degrees, Cum Laude, in Music Education as well as Music Performance. During his time at Reinhardt, Mr. Marimon served as the CNAFME President, a Resident Assistant, and received the prestigious Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Music Education Student Award and worked with surrounding band programs. Since graduation, Mr. Marimon taught in Cobb County at both Lindley Middle School and North Cobb High School, and Douglas County and Atlanta Public Schools where he served as the Director of Bands at Fairplay Middle School and Sutton Middle School. Additionally, Mr. Marimon actively works with Music For All National Festival as an Ensemble Host. He holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education & Georgia Music Educators Association.
Outside of teaching, Mr. Marimon spends a lot of time with family, serves at Passion City Church, and enjoys hiking, and traveling. He also attends Atlanta United games, loves watching the Philadelphia Eagles win, as well as watching many other sporting events. He also spends some of his free time playing video games.
Mr. Marimon is incredibly excited to join the Blue Devil family at Marietta High School!
Leah Prescott is excited to join the Marietta Blue Devils as the assistant band director! Ms. Prescott is a saxophonist, woodwind specialist, and jazz musician. She has a B.A. in music education and a B.A. in jazz studies from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as well as an M.M.Ed in music education from University of Georgia. Last year, Ms. Prescott was a middle school band director in Fulton County. When she is not playing or teaching music, Ms. Prescott can be found playing with her pet cats or eating spicy food. She is thrilled to be a part of the band family!”
Ms. Anderson serves as the director of bands at the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. Prior to her position at MSGA, Ms. Anderson was the music specialist at Norton Park Elementary for 1 year, Director of Bands at North Cobb Christian School for 6 years, 5th Grade teacher at Vaughan Elementary for 1 year, and Associate Director of Bands at Peachtree Ridge High School for 3 years. Ms. Anderson is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association. In the past, Ms. Anderson directed the three-time nominated and two-time award winning Shuler Hensley Pit Orchestra. She has a Master’s degree and undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia where she was a member of the Redcoat Marching Band. She has been a resident of Cobb County since 1985 graduating from Harrison High School. Ms. Anderson also maintains an extensive private studio. Ms. Anderson attends Due West Methodist Church and is an exercise enthusiast actively running and playing tennis.
Pierre Brown is the Color Guard Director at Marietta High School. From Sarasota Florida, Pierre has worked with numerous colorguard and winterguard groups in both Florida and Georgia. Pierre has taught guard for over 10 years, attended the University of Central Florida and is affiliated with SAPA, WGI, DCI, SCGC, FFCC, and DCA. Within his first two years at Marietta he has grown the guard program from a single winterguard group to three groups Varsity, JV, and Cadet. In 2017 the Varsity winterguard won the SAPA 2017 championship for the Scholastic Novice Division. Pierre currently resides in Marietta, GA.
Ken Schaefer is the Percussion Director at Marietta High School. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Ken has taught percussion since 1980. Ken taught drum lines and pit percussion in Broward, Dade, and Martin counties in Florida, as well as several schools throughout the Metro Atlanta area. He attended Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami where he performed in the schools’ musical groups from Wind Symphony to Marching Band. Ken lives in Kennesaw with his wife of 28 years, Libby and his son Matthew.