Center Grove HS, IN - United States
Josh Torres currently serves as the Director of Percussion at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, IN. Josh earned his Bachelor's Degree from University of North Texas in May 2003. His former teachers include Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, and Dr. Robert Schietroma.
The Center Grove High School Band is a consistent ISSMA State Finalist, BOA Regional and Grand National Finalist. In 2009, the Center Grove High School Marching Band was named the BOA “Class AAA” Grand National Champion. The Center Grove Indoor Drumline is regarded as one of the top high school drumlines in the country. Most recently, the ensemble was named the WGI PSW Silver Medalists at the 2009 WGI World Championships and Bronze Medalists at the 2011 WGI World Championships.
The Center Grove High School Percussion Ensemble has also received several awards and honors including a performance at the 64th Annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL in December 2010. The Percussion Ensemble recently won The Percussive Arts Society’s Percussion Ensemble Competition and will perform at PASIC 2011. The ensemble has also featured guest artists including Gregg Bissonette, Kevin Bobo, and Ignacio Berroa. Many of Josh’s students have received numerous awards and honors including All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Band.
Josh is an active adjudicator, clinician, and arranger. Josh is currently a member of the Percussion Staff for The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps as a Percussion Consultant. Josh is a member of PAS, IMEA, an Innovative Percussion Artist, Pearl Educational Artist, Zildjian Artist, and a Remo Artist. In 2006, he presented a clinic at The Texas Music Educator's Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Josh has served as the President of Indiana Percussion Association, sat on the Board of Directors for Indiana Music Educators Association, and currently serves on the WGI Advisory Board. Josh currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wonderfully supportive wife Audrey and their son Cameron.