Timothy A. Kohring
RHS Bands Conductor / Band Teacher
Mr. Kohring has been the band teacher at Rolesville High School since the 2017-2018 school year. Before that he was the band teacher at Rolesville Middle School for 4 years. He enjoys the challenges and benefits of teaching high school students and the fast paced nature of a high school band program! Mr. Kohring was born in Houston, Texas and went to Space Center Intermediate School where he learned to play tuba under the lead band teacher Mr. Greg Dick who took the band to play at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention his 7th grade year. Mr. Kohring then moved to Raleigh, NC his 9th grade year (3 days before Hurricane Fran hit!) and was in the Leesville Road High School band under the direction of Mr. David S. Albert who took the band to perform in the North Carolina Music Educators Association Convention his 10th grade year. He performed in various community groups including the inaugural Triangle Youth Brass Band, the Triangle Youth Symphony, and the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. Mr. Kohring received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also studied conducting with Mr. Tonu Kalam and Dr. Michael Votta who took the UNC Wind Ensemble to perform at the College Band Directors National Association his senior year. He then completed a Master’s in Arts in Teaching from the UNC-CH School of Education. Mr. Kohring has also been on the faculty of Rogers-Herr, Wakefield, North Garner and Rolesville Middle Schools. He has been the conductor of the Triangle Youth Orchestra since Fall 2008. He can be seen from time to time playing with various community ensembles as a tuba player. Mr. Kohring is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, and the North Carolina Music Educators Association.
Percussion Instructor / Show Music Composer/Arranger
Zack Marshall works in the Raleigh, NC area providing schools with high-quality music arrangements, original compositions, and percussion instruction. He received his degree in Music Theory and Composition from East Carolina University and has been writing and teaching music since 2006. Zack studied brass in high school and college but also performed percussion in marching band and drum corps. He has worked in multiple states and with programs all over North Carolina while currently maintaining a private studio of composition and percussion students as well as serving several Wake county bands (including Rolesville Rams!). Outside work hours, Zack enjoys cooking, rock climbing, and a good game of chess. Zack currently resides in Wake Forest with his wife, two sons, and dog.
Color Guard Instructor
Caity Jensen has been apart of the Marching Rams staff since 2019. Caity is a Raleigh native and was a part of the Wakefield High School Winter Guard and Marching Band throughout her entire high school career. In addition to teaching color and winter guard, Caity is still an active performer in the winter guard community. She spent the last six years marching with Carolina Visual Productions Encore (‘14-‘20) and is currently a member of Étude World Class Winter Guard.
Caity has worked with various high schools in the area before finding her home at Rolesville. In addition to working with Rolesville, Caity also teaches color and winter guard at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. Her full time job is owning and operating her own massage therapy practice in Wake Forest, NC.
When she’s not performing or teaching, Caity likes to spend time at home with her husband, two dogs and two cats. When asked what her favorite thing to do, she says “Kicking my husbands butt in Mario Party for the Nintendo 64”.
Drill Writer / Visual Instructor
Charles Patton is currently an assistant principal at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, NC. He was an Assistant Principal and Band Director at South Brunswick prior to moving back to the triangle. As a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, he received his Bachelor of Music in 2006 and his Master of Arts in Teaching in 2007; both from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. He has consulted and taught for marching groups throughout North Carolina including UNC-Chapel Hill, Green Hope High School, Cleveland High School, Rolesville High School and Millbrook High School. Charles has been a design team member for WGI silver medalist Midas Winds and he spent 10 seasons working with Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle corps; helping them secure three Class A World Championships. He marched two seasons with The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from Denver, CO as a baritone player and drum major.