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Joshua D. Thye has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Mr. Thye is recognized for his expertise as a band director

At the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX, Joshua D. Thye was featured with his marching band at the NBC pregame broadcast with Bob Costas and Game Day Fan Plaza and NFL Experience.

    PHOENIX, AZ, April 27, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Joshua D. Thye has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An accomplished musician and teacher, Mr. Thye has served since 2003 as the director of bands for his alma mater, Desert Vista High School, for which he also works as head of his department. Having initially planned to become an engineer, his musical talents and the support of his mentors encouraged him to pursue a more creative path.

To further his expertise for leading the school's band, Mr. Thye earned a Master of Arts in Education in administration and supervision from the University of Phoenix in 2010. Following this accomplishment, he attended Sam Houston State University, from which he received a Master of Arts in instrumental music conducting in 2012. As part of his dedication to his music-teaching career, Mr. Thye has maintained his affiliation with the National Association for Music Education, the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association, the Arizona Interscholastic Association and the Arizona Music Educators Association.

In addition to his main career as a teacher, Mr. Thye has distinguished himself as a prolific musician. Notably, he performed at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in 2012, for which he had to pass an audition process, and at the Chicago International Music Festival Symphony Hall in 2016. At the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX, he was featured with his marching band at the NBC pregame broadcast with Bob Costas and Game Day Fan Plaza and NFL Experience. Mr. Thye has also contributed his creative work to the Arizona Music Educator Association State Conference twice, in 2011 and 2019, and is a four-time invited performer for Carnegie Hall.

In recognition of his musical talent, Mr. Thye has received numerous honors throughout his career. To wit, he is a nine-time Arizona State Marching Champion with his marching band and has been named a finalist for the Governor's Arts Award in 2013 and the Excellence in Education Award by Tempe Diablo in 2014. For his dedicated work as a teacher, he was honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award by his school in 2011 and received the "Best High School Teacher" award from Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper in 2013. Mr. Thye was further recognized as one of Ahwatukee's Top 5 People in 2012.

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