Phone: 706-625-9545, ext. 4343
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education - 2014
Mr. Will Johnson
Hello, my name is Will Johnson and I am a former student of the Gordon County school system! I attended Tolbert Elementary School, then Ashworth Middle School, and then graduated from Gordon Central High School in 2008. I played football at Ashworth and Gordon Central until my senior year when I decided to join the marching band. However, my passion to become a band director actually started while I was in middle school as a student.
I earned my Bachelor Degree in Music Education with an instrumental emphasis from Shorter University in 2014. While I was at Shorter, I played in several ensembles such as the Shorter symphonic band, the Shorter Marching Hawks, the Shorter percussion ensemble, and the Shorter Chorale (under conductor Dr. Stephanie Cash). I also particpated in ensembles outside of Shorter university such as the NWGA W.I.N.D.S, Roman Festival Brass, Dalton/Whitfield Community Band, Jericho Brass of Chattanooga, the Salvation Army Southern Territorial Youth Band, and the Small College Intercollegiate Bands (2013).
As well as being the Ashworth Middle School band director, I am also the Assistant Band Director of the Blue Wave Marching Band at Gordon Central. I have also served as the Band Master of the Salvation Army of Dalton, Ga since 2012. I could not be more thrilled to be back where I started and to give back to the community!