Staff Bios

Anthony M. Tang
Student Leadership
2012 – Present

Anthony Tang is a 2011 graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. During his four years at Wake Forest, he served as Percussion Section Leader in 2008 and as Drum Major in 2009 and 2010 for the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black. Additionally, Anthony served as the first Chapter President of the newly recolonized Kappa Zeta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. Anthony completed his Master of Education in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University and currently serves in the Office of Alumni Engagement at Wake Forest University as Assistant Director, Engagement Programs. In addition to his work with SOTOGAB, Anthony serves on the Wake Forest Athletic Advisory Council, Piedmont Wind Symphony Board of Directors, Music for All Board of Directors, Winston <40 Board, and the Dixie Classic Fair Planning Committee. Anthony is originally from Rocky Mount, North Carolina and currently resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with his wife, Megan and their dog, Josie.

Dr. Jack Dostal
Visual Instructor

2011 – Present
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Dr. Jack Dostal joined the faculty in the Department of Physics at Wake Forest University in 2010. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Montana State University as well as degrees in physics from the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University. He also served on the physics faculty at the University of Montana for three years prior to his arrival in Winston-Salem. In the 1990s he played baritone in the Drum Corps International Finalist Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from Dubuque, IA as well as the Govenaires Senior Drum and Bugle Corps. He was also a trombonist in the University of Northern Iowa Panther Marching Band. In addition to his visual and marching responsibilities with SOTOGAB, Dr. Dostal also plays in the Salem Trombone Choir.

Samantha Goolsby
Instructor

2015 – Present

Samantha Goolsby graduated from Wake Forest University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and French. While at Wake Forest, she served as Piccolo Section Leader and Woodwind Coordinator in 2008 and as Drum Major in 2009 and 2010 for SOTOGAB. She is also a member of the Founding class of the Kappa Zeta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and served two years as Colony/Chapter Secretary. Sam attended graduate school at The University of Alabama, where she earned a Master of Arts in Music Education and was a member of the graduate teaching staff for the Million Dollar Band. She is currently the Director of Bands at Southeast Guilford Middle School in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a playing member of the Piedmont Wind Symphony. Sam is originally from Conyers, Georgia and currently resides in Kernersville, North Carolina with her husband, Dr. Bryan Goolsby and their dog, Penny.

Tamara Bowen RN, BSN, MHA
Band Nurse

2012 – Present
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Tamara Bowen (Mrs. Dr. B) has been with SOTOGAB since 2012 and has more than 30 years of Nursing experience, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gardner-Webb University and her Master of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University. Tamara honed her knowledge and skills through her work in a large hospital setting, where she encountered all types of medical situations and interventions. Tamara oversees any medical needs within the band program, organizes members’ current medical records and educates SOTOGAB on the importance of hydration and the dangers of sun-exposure. In addition, Tamara takes care of band alteration needs, serves as a liaison for parents and is personally invested in each band member. Tamara is the wife of Dr. C. Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands.