Instrument/Department: Junior Wind Symphony, Youth Wind Symphony
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2012
John Rolland holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Wind Conducting from SUNY Fredonia. He has spent the majority of his career in the Penfield School District where he directs the high school concert band and wind ensemble. Prior to Penfield, Rolland taught at Northport High School on Long Island where he directed the concert band, jazz ensemble, chamber winds and served as assistant director of the Northport Tiger Marching Band.
Rolland is director of the wind symphonies at The Hochstein School and is a frequent guest conductor of junior and senior high honor bands throughout New York State. He has served as Interim Director of the Cassadaga Area Concert Band and Music Director of the East End Chamber Orchestra (Long Island, NY.)
As a percussionist, Rolland has performed regularly with the Atlantic Wind Symphony, Western New York Chamber Orchestra and remains active as a rock, jazz and pit orchestra drummer. He is head percussion instructor for the Gates Chili High School Marching Band, HYSO percussion coach and former front ensemble instructor for the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps.