Joey Massey

Director of Clayton High School Bands
Mr. Massey is a native of Cary, NC. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He served as Drum Major for the ECU Marching Pirates in 2018 and 2019, and was an active member of several ECU ensembles, including the ECU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. He was nominated for ECU Student Teacher of the year by the ECU Music Education Faculty and named Outstanding Senior for Instrumental Music Education. Mr. Massey also served as a Drum Major for the award-winning Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018 and 2019, and he served as the Cascades Head Drum Major in 2019. In his spare time, Mr. Massey is an avid hiker and loves to be outdoors. He also loves playing video games, cooking, and reading sci-fi/fantasy novels. He is incredibly excited for the opportunity to build on the outstanding tradition of the Clayton High Band and looks forward to building a community of growth and excellence.

​​Allen Goede

Clayton High School Bands - Percussion Instructor
Allen is thrilled to join the Clayton High School Bands staff as the Percussion Instructor for the 2022-2023 Marching Season! He started his marching career with Forza East Independent Percussion in 2014, and continued on to march world class with George Mason Indoor Drumline in 2016 and 2017. Since then, he’s pursued many ventures, but has consistently been arranging and teaching for various southeast ensembles at both the scholastic and independent level. Allen has lived in North Carolina for most of his life. He attended Corinth Holders High School before studying at East Carolina University, and has since returned to his hometown. Allen enjoys gardening and maintaining his property in the warm months, and currently owns and operates a small e-commerce business.

Kristen Hatcher

Clayton High School Bands - Color Guard Instructor
Kristen began coaching Color Guard at Clayton High School in the Fall of 2018. She started out her Color Guard career in 2013 at West Johnston High School, where she marched in Scholastic Open Class and Scholastic World Class Guards. She graduated West Johnston High School in 2017, working on her undergraduate degree attending NC State University. She continued to hone her skills with another premier Guard, marching with First Flight Independent World Guard in 2019. In her free time, Kristen enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. She loves to travel and always is on the go. She is focused on elevating the Clayton High School Color Guard program to even greater heights through unique experiences and achievements. Kristen remains highly passionate about Color Guard and is very excited to continue working with the wonderful staff and students at Clayton High School.

Allie Sullivan

Clayton High School Bands - Color Guard Instructor
Ms. Allie Sullivan is so excited to coach at the same school where she marched in high school. She followed in her older sister's footsteps and performed in both Marching Color Guard & Winter Guard at Clayton High School from 2011-2015. She discovered her love of performance arts at a young age, starting with dancing at the age of 2 1/2. Over her dance career, she specialized in multiple dance styles, including tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and modern dance. After graduating from Clayton High School, she attended Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, uncovering another one of her artistic passions in theatre. In 2019, she won first place in Allied Arts and Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV, advancing nationally to place third at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. She continues to cultivate her talents for the performing arts, performing professionally in the Raleigh theatre community for the last seven years. In addition to her color guard instructor responsibilities, Ms. Sullivan is also the theatre teacher at Clayton High School. She is very grateful for her collaborative partnership with Ms. Kristen Hatcher, using their combined talents to teach students the art of performing in Color Guard. In her free time, Ms. Sullivan loves to read, paint, travel, and act. She hopes to continue traveling around the world during breaks from school. She is excited to help grow the Clayton Comets Color Guard and instill a deep appreciation for the arts in all of her students!

Have questions or want to learn more? Email the Clayton High School Bands program at claytonhighband@gmail.com for more information.​​