Roswell High School Announces New Director of Bands
June 25, 2021 – Roswell High School is excited to announce Joshua Roberts as the new Director of Bands.
“We’re happy to welcome Mr. Roberts to Roswell,” said Principal Dr. Robert Shaw. “He has a history of educating students and teaching them to love and appreciate music. We’re excited to see how he leads the entire Roswell High School band program.”
Roberts joins RHS from Fayette County Schools, where he was band director at Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Ga., leading competitive marching band, three concert bands, a jazz band and other small chamber groups.
Prior to his tenure at Whitewater High School, Roberts has been assistant professor of music and the first-ever director of bands at LaGrange College, associate director of bands at Newnan High School, assistant director of bands at Jonesboro High School and band director at Oglethorpe County Middle School.
“I look forward to continuing the great traditions and successes of the Roswell High School band program,” Roberts said. “I also plan to develop new and exciting experiences for the students and community of Roswell. I have taught band at all levels, middle school through college, and I believe my wide range of experience can be an asset to the students in the Roswell High School band.”
While at Whitewater, the marching was grand champions at the Super Bowl of Sound at Central Carroll High School and grand champions at the Northwest Georgia Marching Band Championships at Cass High School. Roberts led the band on a week-long concert tour in France, playing concerts at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and the Eiffel Tower. Roberts’ wind ensemble played a joint concert at the historic Rialto Center for the Arts with the Georgia State University Wind Ensemble. In addition, Roberts was a two-time recipient of the National Band Association Citation of Excellence.
While at Newnan High School, Roberts received the National Band Association Citation of Excellence four times. The bands at Newnan played several invitational events including the Honor Bands of Georgia at Columbus State University, The University of Alabama Honor Band Festival, The University of Georgia Janfest and the Georgia Music Education Association’s State Convention.
Roberts holds Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Georgia Southern University and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in teaching and creativity from Columbus State University, and he is currently completing an Education Doctorate in Music Education from the University of Georgia.
He resides in Woodstock, Ga., with his wife Carrie Roberts, a music teacher in Fulton County, and their three daughters, Isabelle (11), Madeline (9) and Evelyn (5).