Josh Talbott is a composer and arranger currently living in Colorado USA.
Talbott has been involved in music and the marching arts for many years and has been fortunate to learn from some of the best teachers, professors and designers in the U.S. Josh strives to apply their lessons in his music writing process. He is an accomplished composer, capable of writing for any genre, but writing for the marching arts activity is his first love.
Josh was a member of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps from 1987 to 1993 as a mellophone player. While a member, he composed the piece "Split Complimentaries" for the 1993 DCI Individual and Ensemble competition. Star's performance of the piece received a perfect score. Today "Split," as it is better known, has been performed thousands of times by the touring show BLAST!. After Star of Indiana, Josh was a featured performer, writer, teacher and conductor for Brass Theater and a musical consultant and writer for BLAST!. During Brass Theater, Josh had the opportunity to learn and work in tandem with the Canadian Brass as a teacher/performer, and with Ray Cramer as a conductor and educator.
Josh did his undergraduate studies at Northern Kentucky University in Horn and Masters studies at Indiana University in Horn with an area of concentration in Theory/Composition. Josh's current musical projects include writing for marching bands, drum corps and winter guards across the U.S. The bands for which he has written and/or taught have won both state and Bands of America titles. Josh was also a founder and served as musical director of Star United (Indianapolis, IN) from 2006-2012 and from 2014-2015. The mini corps won several DCA Mini Corps National Championships during his participation. Talbott was a member of the Blue Stars Brass staff from 2008-2010. In 2010, he served as Co-Caption head of the Blue Stars Brass Section. The Blue Stars returned to the DCI elite in 2008 and they remain there today. Lastly and most recently, Talbott's "Checkmate" soundtrack was recently heard at the Japan WGI regional where it was performed by the Warren Central HS Scholastic World Winterguard.