Melissia is from Willard, Missouri. She performed and taught for years with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp. She was the 1992 Percussive Arts Society International Keyboard Champion. She graduated from Missouri State University and has teaching experience in Missouri, Illinois, and Las Vegas Nevada. Melissia has achieved many things as a director including leading her marching band to the BOA Grand Nationals Semifinals and directing her concert band all the way to the Missouri Music Educators Association State convention. Ms. Goff’s professional affiliations include Who's Who Among America’s Teachers, Missouri Music Educators Association, Missouri Bandmasters Association, MENC, Phi Beta Mu.