DIRECTOR OF COLOR GUARD - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Currently, Joseph is the Director of Color Guard and Administrative Assistant for the South Forsyth High School Band Program in Cumming, GA. Along with directing and choreographing the color guard, he also assists in the design and visual program of the marching band show and the upcoming winter guard programs. As a director and choreographer, Joseph has worked for several high school and independent programs in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi including Central Carroll High School Winter guard 2011-2012 (GA), East Paulding High School 2012-2016 (GA), Center Stage Performance Ensemble 2014 (AL), Paramount Open Winter guard 2017 (GA), Paramount World Winter Guard 2015-2017 (GA), and South Forsyth High School. Along with these programs, Joseph has also taught numerous clinics and private lessons across the southeast.
Along with his 7 years of teaching experience, Joseph has also had 10 years of performing experience. He started his color guard career in 2008 with the East Paulding High School winter guard. After that, he went on to perform with the JSU Marching Southerners from 2008-2011, Crown Guard 2010, Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps 2010-2012, Paramount Winter guard 2011-2013, and most recently Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps 2016-2017.
DIRECTOR OF PERCUSSION
Currently, Allen is the Director of Percussion for South Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA, where he teaches and arranges music for the Marching Band and Indoor Drumline. He also works with the Percussion Ensemble, Concert Bands, and Jazz Band in addition to teaching private lessons. As an arranger, Allen has worked for several high school music programs in Florida, Georgia, and Ohio including Olentangy Liberty, Westerville North, Centerville, Grove City, Leon, Campbell, and South Forsyth High School. Allen has also composed original music for WGI at the independent and high school level. He has served as an instructor and bass technician for the Florida State University drumline, “Big 8,” from 2011 to 2013.
Allen serves on the percussion instructional staff of the Bluecoats. Allen has a distinguished performance background. He played marimba and was the front ensemble section leader for The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from 2002 to 2004 and for Rhythm X from 2003 to 2006. In addition, he traveled to Europe with Rhythm X in 2007, where he served as a performance technician and gave master classes to high school musicians.
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