Rusty Gray-Director of Bands
Josh Boyd-Associate Director
Josh Boyd is in his 14th year as a music educator. He began his teaching career in Lamesa TX, serving as the head middle school and high school band director from 2003-2006. He moved to Odessa TX in the fall of 2006 and taught at Bowie JH until 2015. While at Bowie JH, Mr. Boyd’s bands earned numerous sweepstakes and best in class ratings. Mr. Boyd moved to Coppell in 2015 to work with the best students in the state of Texas.
Mr. Boyd earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Hardin-Simmons University where he studied conducting and pedagogy with Don Hanna, Lawson Hager, and clarinet with Charles Coltman. While at HSU he performed with the Inter-Collegiate Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic, and world-wide as a member of the “World Famous” Cowboy Band.
At MS East, Mr. Boyd teaches beginning double reeds, tuba, euphonium, clarinet, saxophone and conducts the Honor Band.
Mr. Boyd is married to the best elementary assistant principal, Allison. Their daughter, Madelynn is an avid artist, musician, and just all around awesome.