Vanessa Cobb is the Rossview Middle School Band Director and the assistant band director at Rossview High School in Clarksville, TN. During her first year at Rossview, the band program received superior ratings at the MTSBOA Concert Festival and performed at the TMEA State Concert Festival. The Rossview Middle School Band is a 230-member band program who has consistently placed students in the MTSBOA Mid-state Band. They also continue to have the highest number of participants of any ensemble auditioning at the Gateway Honor Band.
Prior to Rossview, Mrs. Cobb was the Director of Instrumental Music at Northwest High School in Clarksville, TN. In this position, she was the conductor of the concert band and marching band, as well as the pep band. She also taught guitar and dual enrollment music appreciation through the University of Tennessee at Martin. Under her direction, the Northwest band program had the distinct honor of being the sweepstakes winner of the Southern Star Music Festival in March of 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2017, Mrs. Cobb was named the Green Apple Finalist for the Clarksville Montgomery County Education Association and was the recipient of the Tennessee Education Association's New Distinguished Educator for grades 9 - 12. In 2018, Mrs. Cobb was named the Green Apple Finalist for Rossview Middle School.
Previously, Mrs. Cobb was the 6th grade band director for White House Heritage Elementary, K-2 general music teacher at Robert F. Woodall Primary School, and the assistant band director for White House Heritage High School.
Mrs. Cobb completed a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting and a Master of Music in Education at Austin Peay State University in 2013 where she was named an Outstanding Graduate Assistant. While a master’s student at APSU, Mrs. Cobb was the graduate assistant for the athletic bands. She helped with rehearsals and wrote marching band drill. She also helped to organize and efficiently run the Governor’s Own Marching Band. In 2014, Mrs. Cobb was named the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at Austin Peay State University.
She is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, the Middle Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association, the Tennessee Music Educators Association, the Tennessee Bandmasters' Association, the Clarksville Montgomery County Education Association, and the Tennessee Educators Association.
Mrs. Cobb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org