BandDirectors:Scott McCloy, Tonya Mashburn, John MashburnThe Department of Music at Lambert High School is comprised of three sections: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Music Theory.
Instrumental Music consists of Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, Percussion, and Color Guard. Each of these groups (with the exception of Marching Band which is an extra-curricular activity) meets during the school day. Auditions are required for participation in the Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Percussion, and Color Guard. All classes are guided by the standards set forth by the Music Educators' National Conference, The Georgia Music Educators' Association, and the Georgia Performance Standards set forth by the State of Georgia PSC.
Meet Director Scott McCloy:
- Please access the Lambert High School Band website for more information about these activites: www.lamberthsband.com The Orchestra Caption Head is Mrs. Julie Rosseter-Sweeney ,and the Guard Caption Head is Miss Katie Pacifico.
The Guard Sponsor is Mrs. Jessica Ventre
Mr. McCloy is excited to be a part of the “Longhorn Nation” as director of Bands. Before joining Lambert, he served as Director of Bands at Liberty Middle School, Associate Director of Marching Band at Forsyth Central High School, and Associate Director of Marching Band and Director of Choral Activities at Warner Robins High School. As a graduate of Forsyth Central, he is honored to be back teaching in his hometown.
Mr. McCloy earned his Bachelors in Music Education from Western Carolina University and his Masters in Education from Lesley University with a focus in technology. Under his direction, bands and choirs at both middle and high school levels have received several awards and honors including over ten straight years of superior or excellent ratings at local, state, and national festivals / competitions, by invitation performances in London, Orlando, Washington D.C., New York, Williamsburg, the Bahamas, on-board a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, being awarded Bands of America Class Championships, Bronze Medalists at the 2013 USBands National Championships, and the Cadets Award of Excellence in 2011.
Mr. McCloy enjoys performing as much as he does teaching. He was a member of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Band and the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2000. He has also performed with the Smokey Mountain Brass Band, the Sounds of Sawnee Community Band, and the Georgian Renaissance Singers. He is a clinician and adjudicator througout the southeast working with the Tampa Bay Classic, Georgia Bandmasters Championships, and Waves of Music Festivals. He also has experience in the industry of music, having done work for several radio stations including WWCU 90.5 FM in Cullowhee, NC, WNNG 1350 AM in Warner Robins, GA, Turner Boradcasting Company, and the Georgia News Network.
Away from school, Mr. McCloy loves spending time with his wife Anna (a radio enthusiast herself, working at STAR-94 in Atlanta and for Cumulus Media Corp), daughter Natalie, and beagle Dante. Their hobbies include watching ice hockey (GO CAPS!), watching the Braves play, and travel…especially cruises. Together they direct the music ministry and assist with parish school of religion and high school youth ministry programs at their church in Dawsonville.Meet Director Tonya Mashburn:
Tonya is a writer, designer, and educator. She is currently the Percussion Director and Assistant Director of Bands at Lambert High School in Suwanee, Ga. In addition to Lambert High School, she works with many other percussion programs in the North Georgia area, including Forsyth Central and Kennesaw Mountain.
As a performer, Tonya was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in ’04 and ’06, Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps from ’01-’03, and Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps in ’00. She was also a member of the 2005 UNT PASIC Drumline. Tonya earned her Bachelors in Music from the University of North Texas under Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Ed Soph, and Paul Rennick. Tonya is proudly sponsored by Innovative Percussion.
Meet Director John Mashburn:
John Mashburn is the director emeritus of the Forsyth Central High School in Cumming, Georgia where he served in that position for 19 years. Most recently he held the position of Director of Bands at the University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus and Adjunct Professor of Music on the UNG Dahlonega Campus. While under Mr. Mashburn’s direction, the FCHS “Flash of Crimson Band” received consistent superior ratings and grand championships awards at numerous concert and marching events. He was chosen as the FCHS STAR Teacher in 1996, 1998 and 2006. Also in 2006, he was chosen by School Bands and Orchestra Magazine as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference.” He was produced numerous All-State and Governor’s Honors Program Finalist. Many of Mr. Mashburn’s students have gone on to major in Music and are now active teachers and performers throughout the country. At the time of his retirement from Forsyth Central, Mr. Mashburn held the honor of having had more students selected to the US Army’s All-American Marching Band than any other director in the State of Georgia.
The FCHS Band has performed in England, Canada, The Bahamas as well as all over the United States. At FCHS, Mr. Mashburn’s program included the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, two Concert Bands, Music Theory, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Orchestral Strings, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Indoor Drumline and two Winter Guards. In 2010 the FCHS Band became the first and only band to win the Bands of America Atlanta Super Regional Class AA Championships for 3 consecutive years. In 2009 the Band was also Semi-Finalist in the BOA Grand National Championship. The Forsyth Central Winter Guard and Indoor Drumline have also been very successful in the Winter Guard International Regional Competitions and World Championships.
John Mashburn is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He holds a Master’s Degree from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and a Specialist Degree from Lesley University in Boston, Mass. He taught at Dalton High School and Colquitt County High School before moving to Forsyth Central High School. Mr. Mashburn also taught at Western Kentucky University from 1979-1981 and continued to write halftime shows for the “Big Red Band” for the next 10 years.
He has designed well over 100 marching shows, including drill and music. He has adjudicated concert and marching events in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and London, England. He has numerous years of instructional and administrative experience with DCI Corps including: Teal Sound, Court of Honor and SPIRIT Drum and Bugle Corps.
- Please access the Lambert High School Band website for more information about these activites: www.lamberthsband.com