Josh Torres currently serves as the Director of Percussion at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, IN. He also serves as the Adjunct Lecturer of Percussion at Franklin College in Franklin, IN.Josh earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from The University of North Texas and his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from Butler University.
Center Grove Indoor Percussion is a consistent WGI Scholastic World Finalist and a four-time medalist.The Center Grove High School Marching Band is a perennial 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 High School Percussion Ensemble has also received several awards and honors including a performance at the 64thAnnual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL in December 2010.In 2011, Center Grove won The Percussive Arts Societys Percussion Ensemble Competition and performed a Showcase Concert at PASIC.
Josh has served as the director of the Dallas Stars (NHL) Drumline and the Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Drumline.In 2012, he served as the coordinator for the Super Bowl XLVI Drumline which performed the National Anthem with Kelly Clarkson and the Halftime Show with Madonna to over 113 million viewers.Josh is a member of PAS, IMEA, and MENC.He also serves as an Innovative Percussion Artist, Pearl Educational Artist, Zildjian Artist, and a Remo Artist. Josh has served as a music judge for several circuits across the country.In 2012, Josh had the honor of being named Center Grove School Corporations Teacher of the Year.Josh was also named a Top 10 Finalist for the 2013 Indiana Teacher of the Year Award.Josh currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wonderfully supportive wife Audrey, head band director at Hamilton Southeastern High School, and their two sons Cameron and Alden.