​​Trumpet Instructor

​Ethan Chilton


Horn Instructor

Dali Calo 

​​Aubrey Farriel is beginning her teaching career as the Assistant Director of Bands at Mandeville High School. Ms. Farriel earned her Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University in December 2019. During her time at LSU, she performed in a variety of ensembles including LSU Tiger Band, Symphonic Winds, Reed Trio, Clarinet Choir, and Pit Orchestra.

Ms. Farriel is in her third year at Mandeville High, and serves as the Secretary for the District IX Band Directors Association.

Trombone Instructor

Peyton Johnson 

​​My name is Peyton Johnson I am from St. Amant, Louisiana and currently a freshmen Music Education Major at LSU. I am an active member of the Golden Band From Tigerland, Bengal Brass athletic band, LSU Wind Ensemble, LSU trombone studio, and a brass quintet with fellow students. I love working with musicians of all experience levels, and I look forward to working with new people!

Color Guard

​Chloe McGuckin

Dali Calo is originally from Tampa, Florida, graduating from H.B. Plant High School. She started at LSU in 2020 as a music education major, with her primary instrument being horn. She sees herself becoming an elementary educator before going to graduate school and getting a masters in music therapy.

In her free time, she enjoys reading a good book with a cup of coffee. 


Guard Director

Noah Bowers - Head Guard Instructor

Noah Bowers is our  Guard Director. Noah Bowers began his marching career performing with the Destrehan High School Color Guard in Louisiana. He went on to march with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (2015-2018) and the Pride of Cincinnati Winterguard (2019,2021) and the Pride of Cincinnati Dance Ensemble (2020). Noah has worked with many high school groups and is excited to teach at Mandeville High School.

My name is Tedie Cahill and I go to school at Louisiana State University. I am studying Music Education and Performance. My activities include: : Tiger Band, Clarinet Studio, Quartet Member, Featured Accompanist. I will be the section leader for the clarinets in Tiger Band this year and also a member of the Wind Ensemble. I am very excited to get to work with new musicians and create memories that will last a lifetime. I’ll see you all at Band Camp.

Band Camp Staff 


Saxophone Instructor

Daniel Lelorier 

​My name is Daniel LeLorier, and I am attending Louisiana State University. I have played the saxophone for 9 years and am currently taking lessons under Dr. Griffin Campbell. I am a member of The Golden Band from Tigerland, LSU saxophone studio, and a saxophone quartet. I am excited to help Mandeville have a great season. Go Skippers!

My name is Emiry Brade and I am from Giddings, Texas. I attend Southeastern Louisiana University as a Music Education Major and play the flute and piccolo. 

Director of Bands

Rossi DiBenedetto

Rossi DiBenedetto is the Director of Bands for Mandeville High School. Prior to Mandeville, Mr. DiBenedetto received his master’s degree in Percussion Performance at Southeastern Louisiana University. While attending Southeastern, Mr. DiBenedetto was the graduate assistant. His duties included Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Basketball Band, Percussion Methods, and World Music.  Prior to Southeastern, Mr. DiBenedetto taught instrumental music for four years in Ohio at Newark High School and Mount Gilead Schools.  In Newark, Mr. DiBenedetto’s bands went to state in all areas and received a superior rating in the state marching band finals.  Prior to Newark, Mr. DiBenedetto was the Band Director for Mount Gilead Schools and taught grades 6th-12th. While at Mount Gilead his marching and concert band programs reached the state level. The marching band won Best Overall and Grand Champion awards many times during those years. ​​​

Mr. DiBenedetto received his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Akron. While at Akron, Mr. DiBenedetto was the percussion instructor for three “AA” bands in the area. All percussion sections won best percussion awards throughout these years.

Mr. DiBenedetto is in charge of the Mandeville High School Skipper Marching Band and Concert Programs. He also teaches Jazz Band and Percussion Class. Mr. DiBenedetto was selected by fellow teachers as the 2017-2018 Mandeville High Teacher of the Year. His marching band and concert bands have one numerous awards. His concert bands have received straight Superior ratings the last 10 years.

Mr. DiBenedetto is a member of NAFME and LMEA. He is currently Band Association District IX Treasurer. He is a member of the Louisiana Chapter of Phi Beta Mu.

Brass/Trumpet instructor

Brian White 

Clarinet Instructor

​Tedie Cahill 

Asst. Director of Bands

Aubrey Farriel

Brian White is currently a junior instrumental Music Education major at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has played trumpet for 9 years. His last 2 years at Zachary High, he was the drum major for the Band of Blue. He has participated in the marching band, wind symphony, jazz band, orchestra, and symphonic band at Southeastern. He is ready to gain even more knowledge about marching band and have a successful season.

​​Barrett Hodgson is currently a sophomore Instrumental Music Education major at Northwestern State University. He has played tuba for 7 years, and has been taking lessons with a professional tuba player for 6 of those years. During his four years at Mandeville High, he participated in honor bands on the parish, district, and state levels, as well as invitational honor bands put on by local universities, and ensembles at Mandeville High. He hopes to gain experience working with students as an instructor, rather than a peer.

Mr. DiBenedetto's Asst

Jayden Dorsett 

Flute Instructor

Emiry Brade 

Tuba Instructor

Barrett Hodgson 

Percussion Caption Head/Visual Design

James Kennedy

Front Ensemble Caption Head/ Music Arranger

Tyler Hanson - Sideline Percussion Instructor/Sound/Music Arranger

Tyler is an audio engineer and percussionist based out of Covington. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music Media from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2016, under the instruction of Troy Breaux, Danny Devillier, and Chris Munson. During his time at ULL, he has performed with and served as section leader for the Pride of Acadiana Drumline. He was a member of the ULL Ragin Brass Basketball Band, UL Symphonic Band, UL Wind Ensemble, and the UL Jazz Ensemble. As a member of the UL Jazz Ensemble, he has performed with Grammy-winning jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera and Dianne Schuur.

Tyler was a member of the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, having played snare in 2014 and drumset in 2015. He also played drumset for Voodoo Independent Percussion in 2013. He is currently the sound designer and engineer for Louisiana Stars. Tyler is also a professional live sound and studio engineer, currently working freelance in the New Orleans area an around the country. He has worked with many popular local acts, including Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and the like. He has also had the opportunity to work with many national touring acts, including Smash Mouth, Bryan Adams, Candlebox, the Doobie Brothers, Kehlani, and many others.