Dr. Joshua Boyd serves as a consultant for marching bands, concert bands, and WGI winds groups around the southeast. In addition, he is the visual coordinator and/or drill writer for multiple schools in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. His bands have won countless Grand Championships and caption awards.
During his time in public education, Dr. Boyd’s bands were recognized regionally and nationally for excellence. While at Smokey Road Middle School in Newnan, Georgia, his bands received the Exemplary Performance Award, the highest award given to middle school band programs from the Georgia Music Educators Association. The Smokey Road Wind Ensemble, was also a guest performer at the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival. Since becoming the Director of Athletic Bands at Point University, he has had the opportunity to work with over 50 band programs in Georgia and Alabama. The majority of the band programs have gone on to receive the highest ratings at their respective band evaluations. Many of these band programs are actively applying for clinic performances at their state MEA convention, the NAfME conventions, or Midwest. Band directors commonly say that Dr. Boyd has a way of relating to kids from the podium in which they find the music fun and engaging. If you would like to have Dr. Boyd come and work with your concert band, please email him at Joshua.Boyd@point.edu. He spends the majority of his day working with concert bands.
Dr. Boyd has established himself as leading consultant and designer in the southeast. During his time as the visual coordinator at Newnan High School, his bands won multiple Grand Championships as well as countless caption awards. Furthermore, he serves as the drill writer, designer, or visual coordinator for over 20 different band programs across Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. His background includes marching in the DCI finalist Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps for 5 years, as well as serving on staff for the regionally known Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners. As the director of the newly formed Point University Marching Skyhawks, he started a band program from scratch that is gaining national recognition. The group doubled in size in just one year. If you would like to have Dr. Boyd come and work with your marching band, judge your marching contest, or be a part of your drill design process, please email him at Joshua.Boyd@point.edu
Dr. Boyd started the Smokey Road Middle School Scholastic A Concert Percussion ensemble and the group won 7 circuit championships over its 8 year history. The group eventually competed in its first WGI regional (Spartanburg, SC) and made finals. This was significant since the group was made up of 6-8th graders.
In 2016, Dr. Boyd founded the Point University Winds which competed in the Georgia Indoor Percussion Association as well as Winter Guard International. The independent A group was one of the smallest winds groups in the nation and was recognized for the high quality and consistent performances. In the group’s inaugural year, Point Winds won the Georgia Indoor Percussion Association Winds Independent A class championship. Point Winds also won the Winds Independent A Class at the WGI Atlanta Regional. Finally, and most notably, the group competed at the WGI World Championship in Dayton Ohio, and are now the current WGI Winds Independent A Class Silver Medalist. Dr. Boyd is serving on the WGI Advisory Board for the 2017 WGI Winds season. If you would like Dr. Boyd to work with your Winds group, or be a part of your design process, email him at Joshua.Boyd@point.edu
Examples of shows:
Point Winds Theater, WGI World Championships, Winds Open Class Bronze Medalist
Points University Winds, WGI World Championships, Winds A Class Silver Medalist
Smokey Road Percussion Ensemble, 5 time SAPA Concert A Class Champion
Newnan High School Marching Band, Newnan, GA