Associate DIRECTOR of Instrumental Music
Director of Percussion
Joseph Avery is a band director, percussion educator, composer/designer, judge, and drill writer out of the Central Valley California area, specializing in battery technique and percussion performance. He spent 11 years bringing Clovis High School into the World Class, and is currently the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion for the Buchanan Educational Center, which encompasses Buchanan High School, Alta Sierra Intermediate, and it's seven feeder elementary schools (Clovis, Ca.).
Joseph is also the percussion caption head and arranger for Fresno State University's Bulldog Marching Band. In 2016, he founded Red Wave Indoor, a WGI Independent Open percussion ensemble that runs through Fresno State. He is their current director, arranger, and drill writer.
Joseph’s performance in the percussion community has taken place both outdoors and indoors with Carolina Crown, Sacramento Freelancers Indoor, and the Concord Blue Devils organization.
When he’s not teaching, Mr Avery enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his wife Stephanie, an AP English teacher in Clovis Unified.
Joseph proudly endorses Zildian cymbals, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Yamaha drums, and Remo Drumheads.