David Wiebers, Head Band Director - email@example.com
Mr. David Wiebers is in his 13th year teaching and his 7th as Director of Bands at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Wiebers, a native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Georgia, and Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music. Under his leadership, the Arlington Heights Yellow Jacket Band earned its first UIL Concert and Sight-reading sweepstakes award in over 15 years. The band has grown from 30 members to filling two concert bands, a marching band, a jazz band, and an award winning winter guard. In 2012, the Yellow Jacket Marching Band was the only Texas high school band to perform at the Alamo Bowl Halftime Show in San Antonio, TX.
Prior to coming to Arlington Heights High School, Mr. Wiebers spent 6 years as the Director of Bands at Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The performing bands at Flowery Branch received superior ratings in concert and marching band festivals and performance evaluations and the band has made appearances at the 2005 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida, the 2006 Sugar Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Festival in Washington, D.C. in addition to performances in New York City.
Mr. Wiebers studied conducting with Dr. John Culvahouse, Dr. Charles Menghini, Mr. Mark Cedel, and Mr. Allen Crowell. He is also an accomplished trumpet soloist appearing in Tyler Perry’s featured film “Madea’s Family Reunion”, and Epic Recording Artist Cartel’s self-titled album. He studied trumpet with the late Fred Mills (founding member of the Canadian Brass Quintet), Dr. Edward Sandor, Mr. John Head, Mr. Allen Beach, and Ms. Glenda Smith. He has performed with the Northwinds Symphonic Band, Petie’s Dream Big Band, the Athens Muskrat Ramblers, and numerous freelance orchestras throughout Georgia. In 1999, Mr. Wiebers’ brass quintet won first place at the University of Georgia Brass Quintet Festival and Competition held in conjunction with the Narbonne Brass Quintet Competition earning them a full scholarship to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp. While attending Interlochen, Mr. Wiebers was the lead trumpet for the Interlochen Arts Camp’s Jazz Band where he studied with guest artist, Walter White. Mr. Wiebers’ professional affiliations include: TMEA, NBA, NEA, and TSTA.
Mr. Wiebers currently resides in Burleson, TX with his wife, Tina, and their two daughters, Rileigh and Abby. They are members at Mansfield First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas.
Spencer Crawford, Assistant Band Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Spencer Crawford attended West Texas A&M University where he currently holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. He was a member of the 2012 Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps where he played vibraphone in the front ensemble.
Spencer has toured four seasons with the West Texas A&M Symphonic Band, including performances at the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention, both in clinic (2010) and in concert (2012), as well as at the 2012 College Band Director's National Association.
He has also performed and recorded with the WT Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and musical, Legally Blonde.
Spencer enjoys teaching, performing, and composing music for various percussion ensembles including marching band and indoor percussion ensemble. He is currently a member of the Percussive Arts Society.
Brad Pritchett, Head Band Director, Monnig Middle School - email@example.com
Brad Pritchett is in his second year as the Head Band Director at Monnig Middle School in Fort Worth, Texas. A native of Fort Worth, Mr. Pritchett graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in FWISD. Upon graduation from PHS he attended Texas Christian University and studied with Bobby Francis, Gary Whitman, Joe Eckert, and Joey Carter. While at TCU, he performed with the Horned Frog Marching Band, Basketball Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Wind Symphony for all four years. His most memorable moments include performing with the TCU Wind Symphony in Carnegie Hall, and marching in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Mr. Pritchett graduated from TCU with a Bachelors of Music Education degree. He began his teaching career as an assistant Band Director at Southwest High School in Fort Worth under the direction and mentorship of Mr. Stacey Dunn.
Originally a clarinetist/saxophonist, Mr. Pritchett expanded his instrumental performance to include flute, trumpet, and horn. He enjoys playing and performing music, and is currently serving as a clarinetist in the Mansfield Wind Symphony. Mr. Pritchett is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association and still resides in his hometown of Fort Worth.
Erica Guidroz, Head Band Director, Stripling Middle School - firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Guidroz is the current Head Band Director at Stripling Middle School in Fort Worth ISD. Prior to this position, Mrs. Guidroz was the Head Band Director at Young Men's Leadership Academy where she helped the band earn UIL sweepstakes and many individual student awards. Before teaching in Fort Worth ISD, Mrs. Guidroz worked with many students in the Southeast Texas area. Many of her students placed high in Region competitions and received high marks for solo performances.
Mrs. Guidroz received her bachelors in Music Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She studied under Dr. Scott Deppe and Dr. Robert Culbertson. During her time at Lamar University, Mrs. Guidroz had the privilege of performing with outstanding musicians such as Ronald and Avis Romm and Alllen Vizzutti.
Mrs. Guidroz has also performed with many ensembles including the Lamar University Brass Quintet, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and is a current member of the Mansfield Wind Symphony.
Outside of the work place, Mrs. Guidroz enjoys spending her time with family and serving at her local church, the Church on Rush Creek.