About the Director

Meet Mrs. Eaton

Born and raised in Virginia, Erica Eaton is a 2009 graduate of James Madison University receiving her Bachelors of Music Education in Instrumental Education. While at JMU, she was a member of the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra serving as principal bassoonist. She served as captain of the Marching Royal Dukes Color Guard and competed in the Atlantic Indoor Association and Winter Guard International circuits with Nuance Winter Guard.

She began her career as an elementary music educator at Great Bridge Primary with Chesapeake City Public Schools then served as the director of bands at Lynnhaven Middle School with Virginia Beach City Public Schools from 2012-2014. In 2014, Mrs. Eaton began her tenure as director of bands at Robious Middle School with Chesterfield County Public Schools where she currently directs over 225 band students in grades sixth through eighth.

Since 2005, Mrs. Eaton has served as a choreographer for numerous fall and winter guard programs around the commonwealth. She is currently the choreographer and instructor for the James River High School Marching Regiment Color Guard, James River High School Rapid Winter Guard, and Robious Middle School Raider Winter Guard. Her professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Kappa Kappa Psi, Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, Virginia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and Atlantic Indoor Association.

Mrs. Eaton currently resides in Midlothian with her husband Jesse, son Everett, and two cats, Gracie and Jinx.