Meet Our Directors
Bobby Cotter, Director of Bands
Mr. Cotter is the Director of Bands at Boiling Springs High School. He is originally from Columbia, SC, but has resided all over the Southeast. Mr. Cotter attended The University of South Carolina and Louisiana State University where he earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Horn Performance. After 5 years in the U.S. Army, he attended Furman University from which he earned a Teaching Certificate.
From 2003-2005, Mr. Cotter was the 4th horn for the Carolina
Philharmonic Orchestra in Columbia, SC. After moving to Baton Rouge to pursue a Master’s Degree, he joined the Baton Rouge Symphony as a regular substitute player. Upon completion of the degree, he joined the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans, LA and began teaching at Southeast Louisiana University while beginning a Doctorate at LSU.
In 2009, Mr. Cotter joined the U.S. Army as a member of the 214th Army Band stationed at Ft. MacPherson, GA. In 2011, the band moved to Ft. Bragg, NC. While in the Army, Mr. Cotter headed several educational outreach programs, and organized concerts in addition to his duties as a horn player and travel coordinator.
Mr. Cotter came to Boiling Springs High School in 2017 from Hickory, NC and resides in Boiling Springs with his wife, Patricia, and their two dogs Samson and Delilah. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Mu, and NAFME.
Marcus Morris, Assistant Director of Bands
Prior to becoming the Assistant Director of Bands at Boiling Springs High School, Mr. Morris was the Performing Arts Coordinator & Director of Percussion for Laurens District 55 High School. Mr. Morris worked previously as the Director of Bands at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, NC, Myrtle Beach High School, Chester High School, as well as Associate Director at Dorman High School.
A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Mr. Morris holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Winthrop University, a Masters in Music Education K-12 also from Winthrop, and his Ed.S in Administration and Supervision from Converse College. Mr. Morris studied under the tutelage of renowned conductors and clinicians; Dr. William F. Malambri, Dr. Stan Michalski, Dr. Lorrie Crochet, and Dr. B. Michael Williams during his time at Winthrop.
Mr. Morris remains active across the southeast as an adjudicator, performer, and clinician. He has presented clinics at the SCMEA annual conference, as well several district and county professional development conferences. He has conducted honor bands and adjudicated ensembles in several states; including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.
Mr. Morris is a member of Percussive Arts Society, Music Educators National Conference, South Carolina Music Educators Association, Palmetto State Teacher’s Association, South Carolina Band Directors Association, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Mr. Morris came to BoilingSprings High School in 2017 and resides in the Spartanburg area with his wife and three daughters.