Mr. Graham

Wiley University announce Mr. Marques D. Graham as the new Director of Band Programs

Nov 7, 2023


Wiley University is pleased to announce Mr. Marques D. Graham as the new Director of Band Programs. Mr. Graham will lead the newly formed The  Marching Grandioso and other band programs.

Marques D. Graham, an eminent music educator, is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and joined the Wiley University family this month after serving as Band Director at Riverside High School in Jacksonville, FL. A graduate of South Carolina State University earning a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, and a Master of Science Degree in Education. Graham served as director of bands and faculty member at Edward Waters University for 14 years. Under his direction, bands have performed at the Honda Battle of the Bands at the Jacksonville Jaguars half-time shows. Mr. Graham has served at Manning Middle School and received such honors as “Most Outstanding, First Year Teacher.” His career has included service at Savannah State University and Allen University.

Wiley University is excited to welcome Mr. Graham, as the Director of Band Programs. “As we return to our roots, the revitalization of our Band Programs is in alignment,” shared President & CEO Herman J. Felton, Jr., “We believe Mr. Graham is the right leader for our band program at this historic time of celebration.”

Mr. Graham brings a plethora of experiences to Wiley University. “I am incredibly about this opportunity to lead the band programs. I look forward to help to facilitate the growth through a comprehensive band program.” - Mr. Marques D. Graham, Director of Band Programs

The Marching Grandioso have began performances, most recently performing at the State of the College (University): Returning to Our Roots where Wiley reclaimed the name Wiley University.

For more information about Wiley University’s Band Programs, please contact Ms. Lisa Tomkies,


About Wiley University: Wiley University, formerly known as Wiley College, is a premier liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, with an intentional focus on social good and leadership.