Marching Pioneer Band
Meet the Director of Bands
Dr. Ishbah Cox
Director of Bands, Orange High
AP Music Theory Teacher
Dr. Ishbah Cox is Director of Bands at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, OH. He most recently served as the Associate Professor of Bands at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
A native of Notasulga, Alabama, Cox received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Auburn University, in Auburn, AL, his master’s degree is in music performance from the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, and most recently his Doctorate of Arts in Wind Conducting with a secondary specialization in Euphonium Performance at Ball State University, in Muncie, IN.
In addition to directing the marching and concert bands and teaching music theory at Olentangy Orange High School, Dr. Cox is an accomplished arranger for marching and pep bands. He currently writes for Hal Leonard Corporation, high schools, and universities, including the Penn State University Marching Band (Blue Band) and The Ohio State University Marching Band (The Best Damn Band in the Land).