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.

Within the last 10 years, his groups have won 28 Grand Championships and 7 West Virginia State Championships. Mr. Kincaid's choirs have been featured in Productions magazine, and was recently featured 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 for the past 10 years and is now the WV Vocal Music Educators President, and he 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.
Kristy Roberts
Assistant Director
Brooke Smolder
Choreographer
Brooke Smolder is a show choir choreographer throughout the state of West Virginia and Ohio. Brooke is a 2004 graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Mathematics and Physical Education. She also received her Master's Degree in Athletic Administration from Marshall in 2005.

After years of dance training and competition, Brooke was a four-year member and two-year captain of the Marshall University Dance Team. She continued as head coach of the collegiate team for an additional five years.

Brooke has coached and choreographed multiple dance teams, cheer squads and show choirs on the high school level, and has led her groups to many state championships and choreographic honors. She has also had the honor of judging show choir festivals in West Virginia and Indiana.

Brooke is a former high school math teacher who chose to forego teaching to stay home full time with her two children, Braylie and Eddric. Brooke resides in Ripley, WV with her children and her husband, Eddie.
Chantz Gould
Choreographer
Chantz Gould is a 2015 graduate of Cabell Midland High School.  He was actively involved as Dance Captain for the three-time West Virginia State Show Choir champions. He was also a member of the football team, National Honors Society, MU Alpha Theta, all-state chorus, student government, as well as Student Body President.

Chantz is now attending the University of Kentucky, majoring in Human Health Sciences to become an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant.

Chantz is currently choreographing multiple show choirs across the state of West Virginia.
Shane Robinson
Instrumental Director
Shane Robinson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, with a major in Management and minor’s in Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing from Marshall University. Although he did not pursue music as a career path, Shane was a singer/dancer for Visual Volume’s Show Choir, receiving two WV state titles during his tenure, and a trumpeter for marching/concert/jazz ensemble at Poca High School (2010-2013). He was Field Commander for marching band receiving overall grand champion at the WV State Band Festival both seasons (2012-2013), and was a WV All-State trumpeter (2011-2012). Upon graduating from PHS, he began work as a clinician for marching band at Poca High School (2014). Shane later became one of the full time Assistant Director’s for the subsequent two seasons while simultaneously playing in the combo for Visual Volume (2014-2015). He has adjudicated at several marching band festivals in previous years. While attending Marshall University, he was a trumpeter in the jazz ensemble for one year, member of two academic fraternities, and a liaison for the Brad D. Smith School’s of Business. Currently, Shane works for BMW North America as a Client Advisor serving Moses Auto Group’s network in West Virginia. Being ever thankful and appreciative to have the opportunity to continue his passion for music and show choir, Shane has been with Hurricane High School as the full time Instrumental Director since 2016 for both Red Hot mixed and Heat Wave unisex groups. During his tenure with Hurricane, he has led his all-student bands to success receiving a multitude of Best Combo placements and honors both in the state of WV and nationally. His bands continue to score competitively throughout the season against both student and professional ensembles.

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