Brandon Nichols is the Colorguard Director of the UNC Charlotte “Pride of Niner Nation” Marching Band (2018 - Present). A native of Denver, North Carolina, he is a graduate of East Lincoln High School (class of 2011). Brandon also graduated with a degree of music education from Western Carolina University (class of 2015).
Over the years, Brandon has worked with many programs in North Carolina. He is currently a Colorguard Director with the North Lincoln High School "Band of Knights" (2017– present) and Colorguard Staff of Metanoia Winterguard (2017–present). Brandon has also served on staff at Tuscola High School (2012–2013), East Lincoln High School (2015–2016) and Mooresville High School (2016).
Brandon has performed with Etude Winteguard (2016–2017, 2019), Olympic Independent (2015), Reynolda Winterguard (2014) and WCU Winterguard (2013). He also performed in the WCU "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band (2011–2014) on trumpet and colorguard.
Aside from his active colorguard schedule, Brandon is the Director of Bands at Long Creek Elementary School in Huntersville, North Carolina. This will be his 4th year teaching music with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.