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 visiting percussionist with both the Greensboro Philharmonia and Greensboro Concert Band. He has performed for a number of local churches and other activities around the area. As a pit percussionist, he has performed with Asheboro's RSVP Community Theatre's productions of "Beauty and the Beast," "The King and I" and "Wizard of Oz;" "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" with Elon University and with the Community Theatre of Greensboro's "Hairspray" and the annual production of "The Wizard of Oz." This year, Josh joined the staff of Rhapsody Performance Ensemble as a front ensemble / battery technician, a PIA Winter Drumline competing in the Atlantic Indoor Association and Winter Guard International circuits.
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. With the Wind Ensemble, Josh has also collaborated with many professional conductors and composers, including H. Robert Reynolds, Frank Ticheli, Michael Haithcock, David Dzuby, Joel Pucket, Cater Pann, Steven Bryant and Karel Husa, and 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 seven 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 also represents the Central District as a member of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association Percussion Committee. 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, 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.
David Miller, high brass and marching instructor, is pursuing a BM in Music Education with a minor in political science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he has performed with the Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble, as well as the Horn Choir and Undergraduate Wind Quintet, "Quintensity." He is currently a member of CMENC. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwest Guilford High School, where he served as President of Tri-M National Music Honors Society and performed with many of his high school's ensembles, including principle horn in the Wind Ensemble, played Mellophone and served as section leader for two years in Marching Band, played Marimba with the Winter Drumline, and lead trumpet in the Jazz Ensemble. He additionally auditioned and was selected for many prestigious groups throughout the state, including the Central District's Wind Ensembles, All County Bands, All County Orchestra, the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, Western Regional Honors Orchestra, the Carolina Honor Band, the North Carolina All State Band, and the Sound of America European Tour Ensemble. Prior to joining Eastern Randolph, he served as a marching and brass instructor for the Southwest Randolph Marching Band.
Nicole Ramsey, colorguard, is a senior at UNC-Greensboro studying Dance in UNCG's illustrious School of Music, Theatre and Dance. After performing in award winning colorguard and winterguards during high school, she began performing with the Aria Winterguard, a Greensboro based Independent Guard, and has competed with them across the Eastern United States and at the WGI World Championships held in Dayton, OH. After joining the staff of the Wildcat Band in '09, she helped to create and instruct the Velocity Winterguard; a scholastic Winterguard complied of students from three Randolph County high schools. After graduating from UNCG, she plans to continue her dance education and to pursue it professionally.
Randall Moore, percussion, 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 Intern
Ashely Brown - Colorguard Intern
Trevien Cheek - Colorguard Intern
2012 - 2013 Student Staff
Band President / Drum Major: Constance Staley
Equipment Manager: Jared Mower and Tre Denman
Uniform Manager: Anna Smith
Flute Section Leader: Anna Smith
Clarinet Section Leader: Simone Beane
Saxophone Section Leader: Lauren Slaughter
Trumpet Section Leader: Daniel Hardy
Mellophone Section Leader: Jared Mower
Baritone Section Leader: Jordan Isley
Sousaphone Section Leader: Mike Aamland
Percussion Captain: Kevin Benitez, Derricks Spinks, CJ Stout, Will Hussey
Colorguard Captains: Virginia Hernandez, Tagan Silvers