Directors

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Josh Robichaux
Director of Bands
Percussion Director

Josh Robichaux, a native of Houma, Louisiana, resides in Kennesaw, Georgia and is Director of Bands at East Paulding High School in Dallas, GA. He graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Recording and Live Sound with a concentration in Percussion Performance. While at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Josh studied under both Jeff Prosperie (West Point's Hellcats), Adam Mason (University of Lethbridge), and Dr. William Hocheppel. He performed with the university's Wind Ensemble, Chamber Percussion Ensemble, Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, Caribbean Steel Band, Japanese Taiko Ensemble, West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble, Marching Band, and the ULL PASIC Drumline. 

 

Josh previously was the Assistant Director of Bands and Percussion Director at Carrollton High School from 2008 - 2017 and Assistant Director of Bands at East Paulding High School from 2017-2020.  He was also Front Ensemble Coordinator at Kennesaw Mountain High School from 2005-2008 and Lafayette High School (Louisiana) from 2002-2005. 

 

He spent two years, 2001 and 2002, as a member and section leader of Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, was a staff member for Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps from 2003-2007, front ensemble caption head at Odyssey Percussion Theater, a WGI PIW finalist, from 2007 - 2009, and a percussion staff member at Jacksonville State University from 2004-2012. Josh is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association, Percussive Arts Society and the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Josh is one of the founders and is an executive board member of GIPA, the Georgia Indoor Percussion Association. He remains active as an educator, adjudicator, performer, and arranger in numerous Georgia music programs. 

 

Josh Robichaux is a Dynasty USA and Innovative Percussion Artist and endorses those products exclusively.

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Aidan Lerner is the Assistant Director of Bands at East Paulding High School in Dallas, GA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a concentration in band from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA in May of 2021. At Kennesaw State, Aidan studied clarinet under John Warren and conducting under Dr. David Kehler. He performed with KSU’s Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. David Kehler, and KSU’s Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Deborah Trafficante.

 

Prior to being a part of East Paulding High School, Aidan served as a Drum Major in Drum Corps International for several years. Aidan concluded his third and final season of Drum Corps in 2018 as the Head Drum Major for Spirit of Atlanta, where he spent two years (2017 and 2018). Prior to that, Aidan served as Drum Major for Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps in 2016. 

 

Aidan has been working with several state marching band programs as a Drum Major Instructor, Leadership Coordinator, Visual Technician, and Ensemble Timing Coordinator since he was 18 years old and fresh out of high school. Aidan spends many Saturdays during the marching band season as a clinician and adjudicator for several competitions throughout the southeast. 

 

Aidan is thrilled and honored to be a part of Raider Nation at East Paulding High School!

Aidan Lerner
Assistant Director of Bands