Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Our Director Emeritus

Bob Martin

The Georgia Music Educators Association, at their 2008 Annual Conference in Savannah, presented Bob with The National Band Association’s “Citation of Excellence”. This “Citation” was awarded in recognition of RNHB’s history of a distinguished level of accomplishment and for an outstanding contribution to bands and band music.

The prestigious National Band Association is the world’s largest professional organization of band directors, dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence and band music.

All of us in the RNHB are excited and greatly honored with this citation, as well as the opportunity to perform for the Georgia Music Educators. One of the highlights of our 2008 performance included the world premier of Bob’s arrangement of “A Brazilian Concerto for Flute”, featuring New Horizons founder, Dr. Roy Ernst.

The RNHB has hosted five New Horizons Music Camps at Unicoi Lodge and State Park in Helen, GA.

Bob is a member of the board of directors for New Horizons International Music Association. He has been an instructor at several of the national music camps held in New York and Michigan.

During his career as an educator in the public schools of North Carolina and Georgia, he received the “Outstanding Bandmaster Award”. This was in association with the Centennial Celebration of 1976, presented by Kappa Kappa Psi, a national band fraternity.

Bob and his wife, Julie, reside in the mountain community of Ellijay. She is a semi-retired educator who is a principal of the Mountain Education Center, a charter, night-time high school. Their son, Brian, has recently returned from spending over a year in Peru, doing exciting things like guiding excursions of raft groups thru the deepest canyon in the world.

Bob retired from directing the Roswell New Horizons Band in the fall of 2014. We wish him well and expect he will come back on occasions to direct for us.

Our Director Bob Martin

Bob Martin Introduces a Song