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Carly McClendon is a native from Johnson City, TN. There she teaches at high schools in her area within the realm of visual, music and advising programs.

McClendon is the principal Bass Trombone player at her university,  East Tennessee State University, and is one of the trombone section leaders as well. 

McClendon loves drum corps and have been active within the marching arts for the past 8 years. Beginning in high school marching band and going into the realm of Drum Corps in 2014, she has marched Music City 2014-2016, and then Oregon crusaders 2017 before joining The Cavaliers in 2018 as their social media person. McClendon currently teach at Science Hill High School and the BOA finalist Dobyns-Bennett High School in my area.

McClendon also loves martial arts and has earned a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo over 12 years of training and now teaches martial arts in her hometown as a leading instructor. 

Fun facts: She absolutely love Disney, music, dogs, cats and animals and is also very active in missions in Haiti with The House of Hope which is an orphanage for girls. 

“I’m a lover of animals and spend a lot of my time volunteering at the animal shelter. I am a music education major at ETSU but I love picking up new instruments. Photography, PR and media are my biggest hobby at this time and I love being able to represent The Cavaliers at their events and on and off the field to tell their stories.”