Center Grove High School
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 Master’s 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 Grand National Finalist, the 2009 BOA Class AAA National Champion, and a participant in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Center Grove High School Percussion Ensemble has also received several awards and honors including performances at the 2010 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL and a Percussive Arts Society Percussion Ensemble Showcase Concert at PASIC 2011 in Indianapolis, IN.
Josh currently serves as the director of 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 serves on the WGI Advisory Board and is a Past-President of the Indiana Percussion Association and the Indiana Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. He is proud to be an Innovative Percussion Artist, Pearl/Adams Educational Artist, Zildjian Artist, and a Remo Artist. Josh frequently travels across the country as a percussion adjudicator and clinician and previously served on the percussion staff of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps.
In 2012, Josh had the honor of being named Center Grove School Corporation’s “Teacher of the Year.” Josh was also named a “Top 10 Finalist” for the 2013 Indiana Teacher of the Year Award. In 2014, Josh was selected to receive a Teacher Creativity Fellowship from the Eli Lilly Foundation. 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.