Men To Watch: Nathan Haymer, 36

Southern University Director of Bands

Location: Baton Rouge

Moves made in 2014: Named director of one of the most famous marching bands in the nation. Assisted with The Southern University Marching Band’s Documentary, “The Band Plays On” produced by The Rouge Collection Magazine in partnership with the SU Band. The documentary explores the exciting history, challenges, legacy and current day issues of the SU Band. It truly reveals why the Southern University Human Jukebox Marching Band is celebrated as a national treasure. This documentary is for those who are interested in history, music, Louisiana culture and just an exciting time.

What to expect in 2015: I expect to lead a band that achieved just about everything imaginable to the next level through a rigorous marketing and branding efforts

Personal Resolution for 2015: Seize the day!

Business/Company Resolution for 2015: Capitalize on every opportunity to market the SU Band

Life/business motto: You can’t be as good as, but better than!

Role Models:: Lawrence Jackson, retired SU Director of Bands, and former Congressman Cleo Fields

What music are you dancing to? As a musician I dance and move to the beat of various genres of music and lead the world renowned SU Human Jukebox Marching Band. Human Jukebox was coined from our ability to play many many genres of music

What are you reading? The Advocate and The Rouge Collection Magazine

Louisiana is home for many talented, intellectual, cultured, and politically savvy people. THE DRUM staff and
editors have identifi ed the people to watch in 2015 from Ponchatoula and Hammond to Baton Rouge and
Lafayette. We introduce them to you here and encourage you to follow these leaders. Read about them all at MEN TO WATCH 2015.