The Carrollwood Winds, under the direction of Josh Hobbs, will present an evening of music from some of Broadway’s most popular musicals including: Wicked, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, The Wizard of Oz, and Carousel.
The Carrollwood Winds is a concert band comprised of local community members who are committed to performance.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 • 7:00 pm BUY TICKETS
JOSHUA HOBBS (b. 1990) is a Florida-based composer, arranger and conductor. He recently earned his Bachelor’s Degree (B.M). in Music Composition at the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree (M.M.) in Instrumental Conducting at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Joshua’s music has been performed across the country by various ensembles and artists including the Dallas Wind Symphony, Summit Brass, New England Conservatory, University of Alabama, University of Central Florida and many others. In addition to being self published, his music is also available through David Hickman Music, Triplo Press and Dorn Publications. In 2013, Joshua was chosen as a winner of the Dallas Wind Symphony Brass Fanfare Competition. He has studied privately with Brian Balmages, Robert W. Smith, Thad Anderson, and most recently, Christopher Marshall.
Beyond his work as a classical, “legit” composer, Josh has begun expanding his horizons – onto the football field. Through his connections with band directors across the country, Joshua’s demand as a marching band arranger is flourishing. In 2014 Joshua will arrange music for the marching band shows of Wharton High School (Tampa, Fl.) and University High School (Orlando, Fl.).
In addition to successfully directing his own works for years, Joshua Hobbs has proved himself to be an adept and sensitive conductor of the works of others. At the University of Central Florida he has studied under Dr. Scott Tobias. Joshua currently studies with Dr. John Carmichael and Dr. Matthew McCutchen at the University of South Florida. Joshua has served as a guest conductor across the state of Florida, most recently with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Winds. Joshua was named the band director of the Carrollwood Cultural Center Winds in June 2014.