Matthew Bo Sodders is the Director of Bands at John McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. Under his direction the McEachern Wind Symphony has performed at the 2017 University of Georgia JanFest and the 2016 University of Alabama Honor Band Festival. The Marching Band has been consistent finalist in Bands of America Regional competitions across the southeast United States.
Originally from Lima, Ohio, Mr. Sodders graduated cum laude from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio with an instrumental and elementary specialist degree in Music Education.
Mr. Sodders is currently a member of the brass staff with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois. He has previously taught with the Blue Knights,Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, and Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Sodders is a five-year veteran of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle corps from Toledo, Ohio, where he served for two seasons as drum major.
Mr. Sodders is a current member of the brass section in the Cobb Wind Symphony, a premier adult community band located in Marietta, Georgia. Mr. Sodders’ professional affiliations include membership in the National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educator Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.