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Band

All HFCS Hornets in Grades 5-8 are enrolled in Band.  

Curriculum Highlights

  • Fundamental instrumental training
  • Group performance techniques and skills
  • Cultural and aesthetic values leading to an understanding of beauty and expression through performance
  • Interpretation and advanced understanding of music notation 
  • At-home practice routines

 

Performances

  • HFCS Holiday Musical
  • Nolan Middle School Band Night
  • HFCS Open House
  • Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Middle School Region Honor Band
  • TPSMEA Solo Contest
  • TPSMEA Band Contest
  • HFCS/Nolan Spring Concert

 

Education
Bachelors of Music
University of Texas - Arlington
Masters of Music
Texas A&M - Commerce 
Experience/Expertise
2 years - Assistant Band Director, Rosebud-Lott ISD, Travis, Texas
8 years - Head Band Director, Meadowbrook MS, Fort Worth ISD
19 years - Head Band Director, Eastern Hills HS, Fort Worth ISD
4 years - Special Event/ Inventory Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD
Philosophy
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  ― Benjamin Franklin