Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Gena Nix

Gena Inglis Nix, a graduate of Jacksonville State University, was a member of the Leadership Staff in the Marching Southerners as Drum Major from 1997 - 1999. Gena is currently in her 23rd year as band director. She is in her 2nd year as band director at Ohatchee High School.

Gena is an active member of Music Educators National Conference, Alabama Music Educators Conference, Alabama Bandmasters Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota. Gena is currently serving as District 2 Chairman for ABA. 

Under her leadership, her bands have received superior ratings in the areas of marching and concert bands. Her marching and concert bands have continued success in receiving superior ratings in festival and competition. Gena has been an active adjudicator for marching bands throughout the Southeast. Gena, along with her Dad, Gene Inglis, band director at Saks High School,  presented “GRIT...Gaining Resources in Teaching Smaller School Bands” at the Midwest International Music Conference in Chicago, IL in December 2016.

Gena is married to Jonathan Nix.  Jonathan is the head football coach and wrestling coach at Pleasant Valley High School. They have two daughters, Taylor Brooke (18 years old) and Emma Grace (14 years old).