R. Paul Rozecki, Jr. – Director of Bands
R. Paul Rozecki is in his 12th year of teaching and 2016-2017 marks his 9th year at Atlee High School. A native of Gloucester, Virginia, Mr. Rozecki graduated from Gloucester High School and attended James Madison University. Mr. Rozecki earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education with a Minor in Jazz Studies.
Upon graduation from JMU, Mr. Rozecki accepted the Band Director position at Varina High School in Henrico County. After three successful years at Varina High, Mr. Rozecki accepted the position at Atlee High School. Bands under his direction have earned numerous superior and excellent ratings. Mr. Rozecki’s bands at Atlee have earned consistent superior ratings in both the marching and concert venues. In addition, the Atlee Band Program has been designated a Virginia Honor Band for 14 years and has received recognition statewide and nationally for its success as a comprehensive music program. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Rozecki is the Assistant Director of Activities and Athletics at Atlee High School and assists with game management, supervision, and organizes special events for the school. Mr. Rozecki also serves as the Performing Arts Department Chair.
Mr. Rozecki holds membership in the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, Virginia Music Educators Association, and is District Chairman for VBODA District I. He currently serves on the VMEA Council of Review and serves on the All-Virginia Audition Committee and VBODA Marching Band Committee.
Mr. Rozecki and his wife Lori are proud Hanover County citizens and reside in Mechanicsville. They have a beautiful son, Mason and are members at New Highland Baptist Church. In his free time, Mr. Rozecki enjoys playing softball, playing saxophone for the Commonwealth Winds, and sings in the church choir. He is a member of The Remnants, a rock and soul band that performs for various events throughout the state.
The Director of Bands has these talented individuals to assist him:
Bobby Mawyer – Low Brass/Marching Instructor
Ron Simmons – Woodwinds/Music Instructor
Erica Lambert – Color Guard Instructor
To be appointed– Battery
Ritchy Jones – Front Ensemble
Andy Cortez – High Brass
To be appointed – Percussion Instructor
To be appointed – Indoor Guard Instructor
To be appointed – Indoor Percussion Instructor
(Pictured left to right) Bobby Mawyer, Paul Rozecki and Ron Simmons