Randy Nelson is a Lifetime Member of the Florida Bandmasters Association after serving as the Director of Bands at Choctawhatchee HS in Fort Walton Beach, FL for 26 years. The Choctawhatchee Guards were 28 time SW Class Finalists. He is a member of the Winter Guard International Hall of Fame and a Past President of the Winter Guard International Board of Directors. Randy is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Marching Band Coalition. He has adjudicated for Bands of America, Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, ISSMA, CBA and served as Chief Judge for the Western Band Association.

Randy attended Jacksonville State University where he received his degree in Music Education. He is currently a freelance designer and clinician for bands and winter guards residing in Jacksonville, FL.