Band Staff

Josh Cvijanovic is the Director of Bands at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, North Carolina. His responsibilities include overseeing the award winning marching band, percussion ensemble, jazz band, colorguard, concert ensembles, as well winterguard and winter drumline. Since beginning his time at Eastern Randolph in the Fall of 2009, the band has continued its award winning tradition, receiving multiple awards and consistant Excellent and Superior Ratings in marching competitions and state MPA. Mr. Cvijanovic is an active performer in the Piedmont Triad, and has been a percussionist with the Greensboro Philharmonia, Greensboro Concert Band, Randolph Summer Volunteer Players and Community Theatre of Greensboro. Josh serves as a Front Ensemble Educational Consultant for Rhapsody Perofrmance Ensemble, WGI Finalist Wake Forest Independent and Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Cvijanovic graduated Summa Cum Laude with the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2007) and the Master of Music in Percussion Performance (2009) from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. During his Graduate studies, Josh served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, working with the Music Research Institute and the Music Education Department, and taught undergraduate lessons, the Steel Drumming Ensemble, and a Teaching Percussion Methods Laboratory class. While at UNCG, Josh was recognized as an outstanding performer in numerous ensembles. He played lead pan in the PANic Steel Drum Ensemble, a group that won the Silver Medal in the 2007 PANorama Caribbean Music Festival and Steel Band Competition. As a percussionist with the nationally recognized UNCG Wind Ensemble, Mr. Cvijanovic performed at the NCMEA Convention in 2007 and at the CDBNA National Convention in Austin, TX in 2009 as part of a ten-day tour under directors Dr. John Locke and Dr. Kevin Geraldi. Josh has had the opportunity to work with many professional conductors and composers, including H. Robert Reynolds, Frank Ticheli, Michael Haithcock, Gary Green, David Dzuby, Joel Pucket, Cater Pann, Steven Bryant, John Mackey and Karel Husa, and with the Wind Ensemble has performed on three commercially available recordings: "Comet the Wonderdog!," "Premieres!," and "Fireworks!", which was nominated the Grammy Entry List in 2010 for Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance. He also performed at UNCG with several jazz combos, Percussion Ensembles, Casella Sinfonietta, and has worked as a counselor with the UNCG Summer Music Camp for eight years.

Mr. Cvijanovic is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society in Music, NAfME, the Percussive Arts Society, the North Carolina Band Masters Association and the Vic Firth Education Team as an endorsed percussionist. Josh and his wife Amanda live in Asheboro with their son Henry; they share their home with Ali their boxer and their three cats: Beemer, Bentley and Healey.

 

Emily Scotton, Associate Director of the Wildcat Marching Band / Woodwind Instructor, is an alumnus of the Eastern Randolph Band program and the Band Director at Southeastern Randolph Middle School. A graduate from UNCG's School of Music, she performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Clarinet Choir and PANic Steel Drum Ensemble. She is a member and former officer of Mu Phi Epsilon and formerly the Vice President of the Greensboro Concert Band. Ms. Scotton has worked with the UNCG Summer Music Camp for eleven years, and is in her second year as an adjunct faculty member at Randolph Community College.

Wes Richardson, Brass / Marching Instructor.

Thomas Smith, Brass Instructor.

Randall Moore, Battery Instructor, is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University, where he performed with the Pride of the Carolinas Marching Band under director Bob Buckner. Randall has also marched bass drum the past two seasons with WGI Gold Medalists Music City Mystique and spent this summer as a bass drum tech for The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. A 2007 alumnus of the Wildcat Band, Randall is back to share what he has learned with the battery percussionists.

Natalia Hernandez - Front Ensemble Instructor, is a 2012 graduate from Eastern Randolph High School. She was member of the Wildcat Band front ensemble from 2010-2012, where she played vibraphone and marimba. She was also a part of the Eastern Randolph Winter Percussion Ensemble in 2012. She has come back for a second year to help out with the front ensemble that taught her so much through the years.

Ashely Brown - Colorguard Instructor

Trevien Cheek - Colorguard Instructor

 

2013 - 2014 Student Staff

Band President / Drum Major: Anna Smith
Equipment Managers: Jared Mower & Tre Denman
Uniform Managers / Librarians: Erica Ruhala & Katie Needham

Flute Section Leader: Rachel Hardy
Clarinet Section Leader: Neva Thomsen
Saxophone Section Leader: Olivia Hardy
Trumpet Section Leader: Ryan Lennon & Dalton Johnson
Mellophone Section Leader: Jared Mower
Baritone Section Leader: Albert Franco
Sousaphone Section Leader: Tre Denman
Percussion Captain: Kevin Benitez
Front Ensemble Section Leader: Shayla Williams
Colorguard Captains: Virginia Hernandez & Tagan Silvers