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Dr. Everson Martin

Director of Bands




A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Dr. Everson C. Martin attended Lafayette Parish Schools and graduated from Northside High School in 2000. He earned the Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Southern University and A&M College (SU) in 2005. He was awarded a Master of Music Education Degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) in 2011. In 2017, Martin obtained his Doctor of Education Degree from Capella University with distinction. 


Dr. Martin was appointed director of bands at St. Martinville Sr. High School (St. Martinville, La.) in the fall of 2005. During his tenure he developed a comprehensive band program receiving awards of excellent and superior in both marching competitions and concert band festivals, including superior at LMEA District III Assessment. In addition, he has served as Director of Helping Hands’ School of the Arts and Summer Enrichment Program back in his hometown of Lafayette, La. and was also a director with the Louisiana Leadership All-Star Marching band in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, garnishing national attention with performances in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. 


In the fall of 2012, Martin would humbly relocate to the academic resort beneath the shade of Alcorn State University, holding positions of assistant director, chief arranger, associate director, assistant professor, and director of university bands. Over the years he has assisted and lead the ASU Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite (SOD) to performances in the Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) in Atlanta, Ga. In 2013, 2015, 2016. The Reese’s Senior Bowl (2019), New Orleans Saints Halftime (2015, 2017, 2022). Disney HBCU in Orlando, Florida in 2022.  Dr. Martin also facilitated the SOD High School Band Camp in 2016 and 2017 which attracted nearly three hundred (300) high school band students from Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama. Dr. Martin’s current responsibilities include administration of the band program, arranging music, director of the wind ensemble, saxophone ensemble, and assistant professor of music education.


Dr. Martin maintains an active schedule as a recruiter for the university and mentor to young educators in the field. He is sought out as an arranger, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Southern Region.


Dr. Martin holds memberships in the following social and professional organizations: Minority Band Director National Association (MBDNA), HBCU National Band Directors Consortium Louisiana Music Educators Association, Mississippi Band Masters Association, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. 


His parents are Dennis Martin and the late Geraldine Martin. He is married to the former Twyla Johnson of Claiborne County, Mississippi and they have a blended family of children including, Twytyona, Tiaira, Tylen, Erin, and Emree’.

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