Directors

Joseph Kincaid
Director
Joseph Kincaid holds a B.A. degree in Music Education K-12 from the University of Charleston with a major in voice, a minor in piano, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. He also studied dance at Kelle Boggs Dance Studio for 11 years.

His groups have won over 46 Overall Grand Championships and an overall total of 11 West Virginia State Championships. Mr. Kincaid's choirs have been featured in Productions magazine and on the new television series "Behind the Stage" that aired on the Dance Network.

Joseph Kincaid is a National Board Certified teacher in EAYA Vocal Music, an Arch Coal Teacher Award recipient, 2010 Putnam County Teacher of the Year, and a WV Teacher of the Year finalist. Mr. Kincaid has also served as the WV State Show Choir Chairman, WV Vocal Music Educators President, and is now the WV Vocal Music Associations Treasurer.  Joseph Kincaid is thrilled to be the director of Hurricane High School's show choirs', Red Hot and Heat Wave.

Mr. Kincaid currently resides in Hurricane, WV with his wife Kayte and daughter Lylah.
Randy Sage
Choreographer, Red Hot
Randy Sage is a freelance choreographer residing in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Chicago, Randy graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, earning his bachelors in Choral Music Education. He currently choreographs for many award-winning high school and junior high show choirs around the United States. Some of his groups include the “Choraliers” from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, OH, “Insync” from Burbank High School in Burbank, CA, and “The Expressions” from Buffalo Grove High School.

Throughout the year he also works as a clinician and adjudicator at numerous competitions and workshops. Some of his performing experiences include a dancer at Six Flags Great America, as well as a number of musicals in college and throughout the community. In the past, Randy has collaborated with dancers who were a part of the top 50 in the Fox TV series “So You Think You Can Dance?” This past August, Randy taped a pilot episode with Burbank High School, entitled “The Real Glee.” Filmed by E!, the week taping focused on the rigorous rehearsals of the high school show choir, and featured some of Randy’s choreography.
Casey Edwards
Assistant Director
Casey Edwards is an accomplished vocalist, choreographer, and show choir clinician from Huntington, WV where he studied Music Education with an emphasis in voice at Marshall University. Throughout the show choir season, Mr. Edwards is a frequent adjudicator throughout the East coast and Midwest regions. During the summer months, Mr. Edwards has been a guest clinician at the Dominion Show Choir Camp at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, VA as well as a counselor at Show Choir Camps of America.  He is a 2008 graduate of “Red Hot” where he was often recognized as a soloist and performer. He returned as choreographer in 2011-2012 where “Red Hot” received Best Choreography awards and was named the 2011 West Virginia state show choir champion. In addition to show choir, he also teaches private voice lessons and is involved with music at his church.  Mr. Edwards is very excited to return to Hurricane High School and looks forward to a great show choir season!
 
Ethan Singleton
Assistant Choreographer
Ethan Singleton is a 2021 graduate of Fairfield High School. While in attendance he participated in The Choraliers and Fortissibros. He served as senior dance captain, and has received many awards such as Best Performer and Best Male Soloist. He is now working as an assistant choreographer helping many show choirs in several states. In the fall, he plans on attending the University of Cincinnati for high school education. He can’t wait to see each and every school perform today and wishes everyone good luck!
 
Evelyn Bush
Instrumental Director
Evelyn Bush is a Red Hot and Heat Wave band alumna and won four state titles during her tenure. She was also a trombonist in the concert and marching bands at Hurricane High School and is a three-time WVMEA All State musician. In 2015, Evelyn was invited to play with America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. at the WV Cultural Center Theater. In the last five years, she has worked with multiple middle and high school bands, instructing them in marching, concert, jazz, and show choir accompaniment. She has also given private lessons on trombone, baritone, and guitar. Today, Evelyn plays in the orchestras for local theater productions across multiple theater troupes, including Huntington Area Regional Theater, Charleston Light Opera Guild, and Alchemy Theater Troupe. Evelyn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marshall University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics and is currently serving as an accountant at Suttle & Stalnaker PLLC.
 
 
Tara Tober
Choreographer, Heat Wave
Tara Tober received her degree in dance from the Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts . She is a nationally recognized show choir choreographer, clinician and competition adjudicator. Her innovative work over the past 24 years has spanned hundreds of different elementary, junior high, high school, and college performing ensembles throughout 20 states and has won multiple awards for show design and choreography, including national championships.  She is a prior dance studio owner as well as an adjunct professor of dance at Kent State University . She spent four years training and dancing in Chicago, where she was a principle dancer for the Dunco Funk Hip Hop Dance Company,  held internships with the nationally esteemed Gus Giordano Dance company and the Lou Conte Dance Studio, and was an alternate for the Radio City Rockettes. For the past 6 years she has been enjoying the social dance world, and began training in 2018 with top competitive ballroom industry pros in preparation to compete. Tara resides in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park area of Ohio with her husband and 2 children, and is grateful to serve locally as Artistic Director for ETC Heid's School of Musical Arts, where she first joined show choir at the age of 10. She is thrilled to be back at the Carroll Classic and wishes best of luck to all groups performing today. 
 
 
Tori Brindis
Choreographer, Red Hot
Victoria Burns is a Connecticut native now living in Los Angeles, California. She is a professional dancer signed with Clear Talent Group (LA) as well as a show choir choreographer  for many different groups across the country. She has studied dance in all forms for 20 years, from top universities, choreographers, and dance studios. She is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where she studied dance and Spanish Language and Culture.

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