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Director Services

Linda, Seth, and Alan cater to the needs of the Mid-South's school music programs and music educators.


 Linda Vales

Director Services Manager

 Joined Amro in June 1997.

Linda is the manager of the Director Services department. She handles school instrument purchases, negotiates with our manufacturers, and provides backup customer service to directors. She attended the University of Memphis for music education, playing percussion in the marching and concert bands as well as the percussion ensemble. She has traveled overseas to England and The Netherlands while performing at Wembley Arena and other venues with the River City Concert band. Linda also plays the piano.


Alan Compton

In-store Band Representative 

Joined Amro in June 2005

Alan offers customer service to band directors and their band parents in TN, AR, MS, AL, and KY: he fills orders from band directors and enters &  tracks school repairs. Alan makes sure the road reps have what they need. A percussionist for 25+ years, Alan attended Memphis State/U of Memphis for Percussion Performance.  He marched Colts Drum and Bugle Corps in 1990; Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps from 1991-1993; and performed with the Brass Theater from 1994-1995.  He later worked as a Brass Theater instructor/backstage manager from 1996-1998.  He served as a percussionist for Original London, US Tour and Broadway Casts of Blast! from 1998-2001.


 Seth Gaskill



In-Store Band Representative

Joined Amro in 2015

Seth is a graduate of Paragould High School in Paragould, Arkansas. He attended Arkansas State University, studying under Craig Collison and earning a BM in Percussion Performance. White at Arkansas State, Seth played in the orchestra, wind ensemble, marching band, and percussion ensemble. After graduation, Seth attended the University of Memphis and studied under Frank Shaffer and is currently working towards his Masters in Percussion Performance. White at the University of Memphis, Seth played in the orchestra, jazz band, and with the contemporary chamber ensembles.