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Mississippi Bandmaster Association Gulf Coast Band Director Association Bachelor of Music Ed. James Madison University Master of Music Performance Southern Miss

Zachary Rose

Zach Rose is a native of Ohio and has just completed his 16th year teaching, all in Mississippi. Mr. Rose began his career as assistant director in Laurel, Mississippi, then served eight years in Ocean Springs and has most recently served six years as assistant director in Pascagoula. Mr. Rose has enjoyed consistent success in each district creating new performing ensembles, growing the enrollment of each program and preparing musicians for elite-level performances. 

Mr. Rose’s students are consistently decorated with achievements, from regional honor bands to college scholarships and national recognition. His ensembles have consistently earned superior ratings at venues across Mississippi, performing the highest quality repertoire. 

Mr. Rose has twice been recognized by the Gulf Coast Band Director Association as Outstanding Director of the Year for both middle school and high school achievements and has been a Teacher of the Year finalist in both Ocean Springs and Pascagoula. 

Mr. Rose holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from James Madison University and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

Mr. Rose resides in Ocean Springs with his wife, Gwendolyn, and their three Dachshund children - Dalton, Gambit and Finley Bell. The Roses enjoy gardening, beach days and rooting for their favorite sports teams including the Cincinnati Bengals, Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes and Auburn Tigers. The Roses are pleased to be a part of the Gulfport Band family and look forward to beginning their chapter at Bayou View Middle School