Justin Goff was named Director of Bands Gulf Coast High School in 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. Mr. Goff’s responsibilities include directing the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Marching Band.
Under Mr. Goff’s dedicated leadership, the Gulf Coast Marching Sharks have traveled to perform in 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, the 2017 Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio, TX and in 2019 the 100th Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. Additionally, Mr. Goff prepares the Marching Sharks to perform each year in the Universal Studios Holiday Parade Presented by Macy’s and Disney Performing Arts Parades. The Wind Ensemble consistently earns the highest ratings in State Assessments and received the Florida Bandmaster Association’s Otto Kraushaar award in 2017 and 2019. In 2020 the group was invited to the Music for All National Concert Festival. The Jazz Band consistently earns straight superior ratings at all levels of assessment. The group was invited to perform in the University of Central Florida Jazz in 2017 and 2019.
Mr. Goff is also the proud father of two children, Michael and Sophie. While not working, he enjoys playing Lego and riding as many roller coasters as possible.