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JOSHUA WENDT

Co-program coordinator / VISUAL Design & choreography

Originally from Pennsylvania, Joshua has spent the last ten years cultivating his musical and creative lifestyle in Gainesville, Florida. Graduating from his alma mater in 2009, Joshua has since worked diligently to help progress the arts and participating ensembles towards a creativity fused future. 

On the football field, Joshua has served marching bands and drum corps in various capacities for 7 years. He has enjoyed playing multiple roles for ensembles, including serving as both a brass/visual caption head, body movement choreographer, program coordinator, consultant, as well as being an actively sought clinician. Some of the programs he has worked for include the 8-time Florida State Champion Santa Fe High School, 3-time Texas State Champion and 2016 BOA Grand National 5th place finalist Cedar Park High School, BOA Atlanta Super Regional finalist West Wood High School, Phantom Regiment, and the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. 

Joshua's artistic talents extend into the indoor arena as well. As the program coordinator and director of the Nease High School indoor percussion from 2013-2016, Nease experienced a rise from Scholastic A class to Scholastic Open class as well as their first ever WGI Finals appearances. With his guidance, Nease Percussion was a back to back WGI Orlando regional champion, WGI Spartanburg regional champion, and a two time FFCC Gold Medalist in Scholastic Open class (2014, 2016). Nease was also a 2015 and 2016 top ten Scholastic Open finalist at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio and was the recipient of back to back Fan Favorite awards. In 2016 Joshua was part of a team that established a new Independent A class percussion ensemble based out of Gainesville, Fl under the moniker "Unity Percussion". In their inaugural year they enjoyed a top ten finish at WGI Finals and in 2017 were the FFCC Independent A Gold Medalist and claimed the Bronze Medal and WGI Fan Favorite award in WGI Finals. In 2017, Joshua joined the design teams of Ancient City Ensemble (Independent Open, 2017 WGI Semi-Finalist), Lewisville High School Percussion (NTCA 2017 Scholastic A Class Gold Medalists), Newsome High School Percussion ( 2017 WGI Scholastic Open 4th place finalist and FFCC Gold Medalist), and Homer Hanna High School Percussion (Scholastic World, 2017 WGI 7th place finalist). 

With the inclusion of the WGI Winds activity, Josh has been lucky to contribute with Stryke Wynds based out of West Palm Beach, Florida. As a program consultant and head body movement designer, Josh has been fortunate to play a part in Strykes successes. In 2016, Stryke was the WGI Independent Open Gold Medalist. In 2017, after a late season promotion Stryke concluded their season as the Independent World Silver Medalist. Joshua has also become more involved in the judging realm as well, serving as an adjudicator in the FMBC (Florida Marching Band Circuit), FFCC (Florida Federation of Colorguard Circuit), and GCGPC (Gulf Coast Guard and Percussion Circuit).