Middle School Director
Emily Roberts is the band director at Vancleave Middle School. Growing up in Vancleave, Mrs. Roberts is 100% a product of the Vancleave Band Program. Her own musical education began in the VMS band under the direction of Cheryl Whitt. During her time as a student in the Vancleave Band Program, she had the honor being the F Horn section leader her Junior and Senior year, and she was placed as the 1st chair F Horn of the VHS Wind Ensemble.
During the summer prior to her Junior year, Mrs. Roberts auditioned for and attended the Horn Summer Institute at Interlochen Arts Academy where she learned from world-renowned teachers such as William VerMeulen, Principle Horn of the Houston Symphony and the horn professor at Rice University. Upon completing high school, Mrs. Roberts was awarded the John Philip Sousa award.
Her Bachelors in Music Education was earned at William Carey University. At WCU, Mrs. Roberts performed with the Symphonic Winds as Principle Horn, Spirit of Carey, Jazz 1, Chorale Orchestra, Evidence Winds, and in numerous chamber ensembles under the direction of Dr. Wes Dykes, Dr. Jeremy Morgan, Mr. Jim Armstrong, and Mr. Zachary Harris. Mrs. Roberts served as both a Section Leader and High Brass Captain for the Spirit Of Carey. During her time as a member of Evidence Winds, she competed and placed at WGI World Championships Finals. In 2018, Mrs. Roberts auditioned and was selected as a member of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in Allentown, PA.