Former Winter Park, Florida, Band Director Joel Moody
About Joel Moody
A former Director of Bands at Winter Park High School in Florida, Joel Moody conducted a variety of performing ensembles, including the prestigious Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and the Symphonic and Concert Bands. He also led the 200-member "Sound of the Wildcats" Marching Band, which won the 2009 Florida Marching Band Coalition Class 5A state championship. Additionally, Mr. Moody served as the Winter Park High School Performing Arts Department chair and instructed students in beginning piano.
Mr. Moody’s current activities include a position as the Assistant Corps Director with the San Antonio-based Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He manages daily organizational functions focused on a two-month tour across the United States. Mr. Moody recently competed a Masters Degree in Public Administration at Florida State University (2014). He completed his Bachelors Degree in Music Education at FSU (2001) and subsequently pursued a Masters Degree in Music & Human Learning at the University of Texas at Austin (2007). During his time at the University of Texas, Joel Moody served as a teaching assistant with the 390-member Longhorn Marching Band and assisted with the Longhorn Concert Bands.
Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps 2014 Uniform Drive
Joel Moody, a highly experienced music educator and band director, served as Director of Bands at Winter Park High School in Florida before joining the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps of San Antonio, Texas, in the summer of 2012. Since joining this 41-year-old organization, he has held several roles, including Assistant Tour Director as well as Staff and Volunteer Coordinator. Currently, Mr. Moody is the Assistant Corps Director - managing the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit organization.
2014 marked the 40th anniversary of Crossmen - forming as a merger of the 507 Hornets and the Keystone Regiment both suburban Philadelphia-based drum and bugle corps. In 2006, Crossmen moved to their current home in San Antonio, Texas.
About the Drum Corps International and DCI World Championships
Joel Moody, a band director with more than a decade of experience, presently works as Assistant Corps Director and Staff Coordinator for the renowned Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps of San Antonio, Texas. In this role, Joel Moody helps lead the Crossmen in the Drum Corps International (DCI) summer tour and championships, where the corps has a long history of placing as a World Class Finalist.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the nonprofit Drum Corps International (DCI) showcases the hard work and training of thousands of members of top-tier junior (21 years and younger) drum and bugle corps each year. The organization, which began more than three decades ago, coordinates an annual Drum Corps International Tour, followed by the nationally televised World Championships, in which the best corps compete for a chance to be crowned 'World Champion'.
DCI features two major competitive classes. The World Class corps compete at the highest level, which is similar to Division I in collegiate sports. The Open Class consists of corps with smaller membership bases and a smaller following.