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Brody Ross

Director of Bands; Ruth Cherry Intermediate School District Percussion Director; Royse City Independent School District
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Brody Ross is the District Percussion Director for the Royse City Independent School District, teaching beginning percussion through the twelfth grade. Previously, he was the Director of Percussion for Kempner High School and Sugar Land Middle School of Sugar Land, TX. He coordinated all aspects of the percussion department at Kempner High School in which they won 2nd and 3rd place in a National Percussion Ensemble Arranging Competition during his first year with the program.

Mr. Ross holds a Bachelors of Music Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Iowa under the direction of Dr. Daniel Moore, and a Masters of Music Education, with an emphasis in Percussion Pedagogy, from Texas A&M University-Commerce under the direction of Dr. Brian Zator. Over the past eight years he has worked with all aspects of the percussion spectrum from marching and concert percussion, steel bands, classical percussion ensembles, and group and private lessons.

As a performer, Mr. Ross has toured all over the United States and internationally. Some of his standout performances have been with the University of Iowa Symphonic Band in Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York; the University of Iowa Percussion Ensemble in Beijing, China; and the Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble at the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Convention.  He has also toured throughout the Midwest with the Pan American Steel Band of Iowa City, Iowa as well as performing in spring showcase concert tours with Panimation Steel Band of Commerce, Texas.

As an instructor, Mr. Ross has worked extensively with middle school, high school, and collegiate ensembles in both marching and concert settings. He has also written and arranged music for The University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, The Texas A&M University-Commerce Pride Marching Band, Pan American Steel Band, Panimation Steel Band, and various high school marching programs around the United States.

Mr. Ross is an active member of Percussive Arts Society (P.A.S.), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (P.A.S.I.C.), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), and Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA).