After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Peck School of the Arts with a Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting, Ross Gordon was appointed as an Assistant Band Director at Sam Rayburn High School (Houston, TX) and is currently an Assistant Band Director at North Mesquite High School (Dallas, TX). In 2014, Ross joined the Legends, serving as the Brass Caption Head through 2019. Ross, with the support of management, a committed staff and talented members, built the Legends brass program to be one of the elite open class programs in the country. Under Ross’ leadership, the Legends brass section was a consistent Drum Corps International World Class semi finalist and open class medalist, growing from 42 members in his first year to a consistent 72.
Ross gained personal drum corps experience as a marching member of the Phantom Regiment and Carolina Crown (Jim Ott and John Brazale winner). While at Crown he had the opportunity to learn from Matt Harloff and Donnie VanDoren, among others. Ross was also a member of the Carolina Crown small brass ensemble and the world renowned Creamsicles vocal ensemble.