It is the mission of the Roswell High School Bands Program to instill musical excellence in the organization’s membership, provide motivational support to the athletic programs, and foster a sense of community among all stakeholders through the performance of music.
The Roswell High School Bands provide an opportunity for student musicians to further develop their musical competence providing the skills needed for life-long enjoyment of music as a performer or consumer of the musical arts.By bringing together a culturally and academically diverse membership, the band program provides leadership to unify the student body through support of the athletic programs and other school activities.Providing quality performances that appeal to a wide spectrum of stakeholders will enable the Roswell Bands to serve as ambassadors for Roswell High School at the regional, national, and global levels. Moreover, the persona exhibited by the band membership reflects an expectation for Roswell students to exhibit academic excellence, participation in school life, and service to the community.
Our Guiding Belief
Preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world is the primary focus of the school. The Roswell Bands strive to promote and maximize student achievement by providing an enhanced sense of belonging, pride, and loyalty to Roswell High School.
Recruit and retain competent membership in all units and sections of the band resulting in a nationally acclaimed musical organization.Develop student leadership that will foster loyalty, camaraderie, and longevity among all members of the organization.Instill a sense of following for the Roswell Bands among various stakeholders in the Roswell and local communities.Lead the student body in developing school spirit and support for the school’s athletic teams.Provide a membership network that will promote a sense of family to help ensure student success and satisfaction.Engage graduates in a life-long relationship with music through membership in collegiate and community organizations after graduation.
Mr. John O’Donovan
Some of you may already know me. For the past three football seasons, I have been a part of the RHS Marching Band Pit Crew and drive and manage the Penske truck for summer camp, marching competitions and away football games. Professionally, I am the Senior Director of Consumer Insight Solutions with Teradata Corporation where I lead the global practice for delivering and managing Consumer Insight solutions for Teradata. On a personal level, I am married to Beth O’Donovan, who more than some you also know. I am also the father of three: Kathleen, a junior, is a percussionist in Wind Ensemble and participates in the RHSMB. My youngest, Corinne is a 9th grader and a percussionist as well. She too participates in the RHSMB. Patrick played trumpet for 4 years in the RHS Band and Marching Band. He is a 2017 RHS Graduate and is attending LSU in the fall. email@example.com
Mr. Mark Herring
We moved to Georgia from the Chicago area in 2005 with my wife Kristine and our two boys (Joshua 17 and Nathan 15). We had our third child Ellie (10) in 2006. We moved to the Roswell area in 2014 and fell in love with the community immediately. Our son Nathan fell in love with music at a young age and became our budding musician under the expert tutelage of Mr. Gus Melton at Crabapple Middle School. Band class and marching band at RHS was an absolute yes for Nathan and he excelled in his freshman year.With 29 years of technical experience doing large scale events, I jumped in with helping-out the Marching band last year. I was asked to serve on the Booster board as VP and gladly accepted. I’m excited to contribute my time and skill to the board and the band, and am excited to see what we can do together. I have provided technical support and direction for such companies as Aramark, IHG, Nintendo, The White House, Ford Motor Company, NuSkin, KIA Motors, CAbi, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Genentech Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Porsche, Gartner Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Motorola, A.T. Kearney, and many other Fortune 500 companies. I like to think I bring a positive and willing attitude that people find refreshing and encouraging.
Mr. William Poole
Vice President, Support Services
Hello, My wife Julie, and son, Davis (Class 2020) moved to Roswell in 2010. Davis plays Baritone in Marching Band and Trombone in Wind Ensemble. We really enjoy living in the area and being involved with band at Roswell High School. On a personal note, I have a few small businesses that I run, one involves options trading and the other custom woodworking, and have a wide variety of interests and hobbies.
Vice President, Ways and Means (Open)
Ms. Ginger Greve
When we moved to Roswell in 2007, we had no idea what a great community we were joining! From RNE, to CMS, and now at Roswell High, we have continued to build friendships and watch our children flourish. Nate, Class of 2020, plays Alto Sax in the Marching and Concert Bands, is an active Boy Scout, and into technology and politics. Ainsley, class of 2021, enjoys the stage in both Chorus and Drama, is a Girl Scout, and runs for RHS XC. My husband, Todd, and I own TG Visuals Video Productions and produce professional videos for corporate communications. I have held various board and volunteer positions at RNE and CMS, in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, our Inverness neighborhood, and our church, St. Ann’s. I’m looking forward to working more closely with the RHSBBA to continue a great tradition at RHS.
Ms. Tera Doyle
Hello to all! My name Tera Doyle and I am probably a new face to many of you. My husband, Lucas, and I moved to Roswell with our two girls, Macy & Marielle, in 2012. Our girls have flourished in the music programs at both CMS and RHS. Macy plays the trumpet and Marielle plays the saxophone. As for my background...my degree is in early childhood education, but I have had the good fortune of being able to stay home with my children through most of their childhood years. Currently, I work part-time for a lawyer here in Roswell. Unfortunately, I do not have a musical background but I do have experience serving on a few local boards. Hopefully, what I lack in musical knowledge, I will make up in effort and enthusiasm. If I haven't yet met you, I look forward to meeting you. If I have met you, I look forward to getting to know you better!
Mr. Keith Cooper
Keith has over 25 years of progressive leadership experience in a variety of payroll, shared services, accounting and consulting roles. He holds a CPA license in the state of Georgia and served as Treasurer of his homeowners’ association for four years. Keith has lived in Roswell for 20 years and is married to Nan Cooper with two daughters at Roswell High School, Katie and Laurie. Katie is in the marching band and Laurie is involved in cross country and cheer.