Josh Maddux

Assistant Director

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Josh Maddux joined the Olathe Northwest Raven Band staff as the Assistant Director of Bands in the fall of 2013. Mr. Maddux graduated from Blue Valley North High School in 2009. As a member of the Mustang Bands, he served one year as a Drum Major, and was the recipient of the National John Philip Sousa Award, which recognizes superior musicianship, dependability, loyalty, and cooperation.

Mr. Maddux continued his education at the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in May of 2013. While at KU, Mr. Maddux played trumpet in the Symphonic Band for three years, and had additional opportunities to perform with the KU Trumpet Ensemble. He has represented and promoted different degrees of study for the KU School of Music at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Maddux also spent time in college serving as a marching technician/trumpet clinician at both De Soto High School and Lawrence High School.

Mr. Maddux was a proud member of the University of Kansas Marching Jayhawks for four years. His leadership positions included 2010 Trumpet Section Leader, as well as Drum Major for the 2011 and 2012 marching seasons.  Mr. Maddux is proud to hold awards through the Marching Jayhawks which include the 2010 Outstanding Brass Performer, and the 2012 Outstanding Band Member. He was also a member of the University of Kansas Basketball Bands for three years; one year performing with the Women’s Basketball Band, and two years with the Men’s Basketball Band.  Mr. Maddux has played in two NCAA Division I Basketball Tournaments with performances in Tulsa, OK, Omaha, NE, San Antonio, TX, St. Louis, MO, and performances in the 2012 Final Four and National Championship in New Orleans, LA.

Mr. Maddux served as a counselor for the Midwestern Music Academy at the University of Kansas for three years, working for the Middle School Music Camp, High School Music Camp, and the Jazz Workshop.

Mr. Maddux student taught in the Blue Valley School District at Stanley Elementary School with General Music Teacher, Mrs. Adriane Falco, followed by completing his student teaching at Olathe North High School with Director of Bands, Mr. Justin Love.

His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the Kansas Music Educators Association, and the Kansas Bandmasters Association.

Outside of ONW, Mr. Maddux enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison (an elementary school teacher in the Blue Valley School District) and their family and friends, as well as playing sand volleyball and softball.

Mr. Maddux is truly honored to call Olathe Northwest his home. Having the opportunity to work with Mr. Davis, Mr. Carter, Coach Shannon, as well as so many band students in the Olathe Northwest Area every day is an opportunity that is unparalleled. Go Ravens!

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