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For Sale

Looking to sell our Gothic Throne from Summer Creek's 2017 winter production of Castle. It is currently black with purple upholstery and some silver trim. Height is about 6.5' tall. The back is detachable for easier transportation (was transported within a bus all season, so it fits through doors with relative ease). Must be picked up; cannot be delivered. Please email Tyler Scarberry (tscarbe@humbleisd.net) for more details or a photo. Asking price is $100.


6 Wooden table props for sale!
Dimensions: 5' L x 5' W x 2' 3/4" H
Circular top. Built sturdy for performers to stand on. On wheels and movable. Available to sell individually or as a set. Please email me if you have any questions or if you would like to see pictures! Thanks!

cbcgrodriguez@gmail.com


Selling several performance silks, all for 6' poles, all have minor wear as they were used either for one indoor or one outdoor season.
Also selling 11 brand new uniforms (skirts) from Directors Showcase. They were never used, still in box. They are burgundy velvet, criss-cross bodice with gold trim, in a cap sleeve. Skirt attached to bodice is black Lycra with a boy short underneath. Sizes (by bust) are (2) 32, (1) 33, (3) 34, (3) 36, (1) 40, (1) 42.
Contact caballero.matthew@gmail.com for more information.


We have an assortment of flags for sale. For pictures, please visit CypressFallsBand.org. For questions on quantities, price, or dimensions, please email me at brandi.ball@cfisd.net


For Hire

Brazoswood High School is looking for guard technicians this fall/winter season. Brazoswood is a 6A competitive program located in Clute TX (about 40 miles south of Houston) with approximately 50 kids in the guard program. Our Winter programs compete in both Scholastic A and Scholastic Regional A. We are looking for applicants with teaching experience. DCI/WGI experience is preferred but not required. Also looking for applicants to attend most rehearsals and contest. The schedule is negotiable and pay is competitive.

Please send interest and resume to theo.harrison@brazosportisd.net. We look forward to hearing from you!


Are you looking for a choreographer or designer for this fall or winter season?

Check out www.SperlingDesigns.com

We offer a variety of services for both indoor and outdoor performance ensembles. SperlingDesigns helps to make the creative process easy and enjoyable. We have a great relationship with multiple vendors and are capable of working within any budget. Check us out today for all of your pageantry/marching arts design needs.


My Name Is Joshua McBride. Over the years I have obtained over 40 Division 1 Medals for Highest Achievement at Indiana State level in Music. (Includes percussion & voice) Over 20 Division 2 Medals for High Achievement in Music. (Includes percussion & voice.)

I am STATE RECORD BREAKER for Solo Rifle Performance at State level competition in 1996 with a score of 97 out of 100. That same day I received scores of 93, 88, 88 & 87. I was self-taught when it came to Rifle & Flag. I had gymnastics & dance training given by a professional. After that contest, I began to choreograph color guard’s performances while I still in high school… As well as our school's dance squad having me choreograph a few performances a year. I did all of this without the support of my Band Director & that is why when I teach today, I support my students & want them to feel like they are at their favorite spot in the world when they are with their team doing amazing work & surpassing the potential they saw in themselves.

Please feel free to contact me at Jevic@jevicjoshua.com or call me at 512-587-4760

Thanks!
Joshua McBride


Spring Woods High School is currently searching for a color guard technician for the 2017-2018 season. Tech must able to attend some games, contests, most rehearsals. Spring Woods High School is a 6A school located in Houston, TX.

Please send your interest or resume to Adrian de Santiago at adrian.desantiago@springbranchisd.net


This posting is for the position of Color Guard Director at I.H. Kempner High School in Sugar Land, TX. Fort Bend ISD boasts great district support for the color guard programs and this position is a district-paid, paraprofessional position. The position will enjoy a supportive band staff, large facilities, and competitive funding and salary! The Color Guard Director will be responsible for teaching one class period during the school day and teaching marching band and winter guard rehearsals outside the school day.

Applicants must:
-be able to pass a background check
-have a high level of organization
-have a competitive and successful track record
-be comfortable with parent/administrator communication and assisting with budgets
-be comfortable communicating with designers and program consultants
-have a willingness to organize/direct/compete in WGI and TCGC contests during the Spring
-have a high level of energy and ambition!


Please visit kempnerband.org for more information regarding the program and email a note/resume to:

Scott Norman
Director of Bands
david.norman@fortbendisd.com


In search of Instructor

Bush High School in Fort Bend ISD has an immediate opening for Colorguard Director.

Applicants must:
-be able to pass a background check
-have a high level of organization
-have a competitive and successful track record
-be comfortable with parent/administrator communication and assisting with budgets
-be comfortable communicating with designers and program consultants
-have a willingness to organize/direct/compete in WGI and TCGC contests during the Spring

All interested applicants email your resumes to Marcus Daniels Director of Bands at marcus.daniels@fortbendisd.com


Friendswood High School (Houston TX Area) is in search for a new Color Guard Director as of July 13, 2017. Friendswood has experienced much success from Junior High and High School State Championships to WGI Scholastic Open 5th place Finalist. The Friendswood HS Band is a 6A program in the Texas UIL classification system, and has a history of consistent UIL Sweepstakes awards, a 6 time finalist at the UIL State Marching Contest and is a BOA Regional and Super Regional Finalist. Responsibilities include management of supplemental staff, organization and creative design for Fall and Winter Guard seasons. This includes after school rehearsals, football games and contests. Salary is competitive with district benefits.

Applicants should complete a Friendswood ISD application and email their resume, and references to Greg Dick, Head Band Director, at gdick@fisdk12.net.


Position Available: Color Guard Director

The A&M Consolidated High School Band Program is looking for a Color Guard Director for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates need to have strong equipment skills and experience in choreography for both marching and winter guard. You will need to have strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills. This person will also be a Para Professional during the majority of the school day on the campus of A&M Consolidated High School.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Direct and manage the overall color guard for A&M Consolidated High School. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and ensure compliance with all state, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and district requirements.
• Maintain and teach rehearsals before school with the high school marching band on Mondays through Fridays.
• Have 1 after school sectional during marching band season.
• Maintain a regular section rehearsal schedule for one winter guard after school. Possible two winter guards if program increases in size.
• Attend all marching band rehearsals, football games, marching contests, and all competitive winter guard events.
• Align rehearsal standards, teaching styles, rehearsal priorities, ensemble fundamentals, etc., with the Director of Bands and with other staff as required.
• Work with Director of Bands and Program Coordinator in show design, costumes, flag design, ordering materials, creating calendars and schedules, etc…
• Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in guard.
• Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.
• Maintain, manage, and supervise inventory of all color guard equipment.
• Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
• Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
• Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

Please send resume with references to Steve Fry @ steve1724fry@me.com.


Bryan ISD is currently seeking a highly motivated, positive, and energetic Associate Director whose primary responsibilities will be percussion coordinator/instructor at Bryan High School and SFA Middle School as well as directing the Bryan High School Non-Varsity Band.

This person will coordinate all percussion activities for grades 6 - 12, which would include high school marching/concert bands, percussion ensembles, and two middle school bands. All qualified applicants will be considered.
Please apply online at www.bryanisd.org and email patrick.corbett@bryanisd.org

Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Certification: Valid Texas teaching certificate


The MacArthur High School Colorguard in Houston, TX is in search of a well-versed dance technician for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

Interested applicants please email resumes at bvilla8706@yahoo.com.


This posting is for the position of Color Guard Director at I.H. Kempner High School in Sugar Land, TX. Fort Bend ISD boasts great district support for the color guard programs and this position is a district-paid, paraprofessional position. The position will enjoy a supportive band staff, large facilities, and competitive funding and salary! The Color Guard Director will be responsible for teaching one class period during the school day and teaching marching band and winter guard rehearsals outside the school day.

Applicants must:
-be able to pass a background check
-have a high level of organization
-have a competitive and successful track record
-be comfortable with parent/administrator communication and assisting with budgets
-be comfortable communicating with designers and program consultants
-have a willingness to organize/direct/compete in WGI and TCGC contests during the Spring
-have a high level of energy and ambition!


Please visit kempnerband.org for more information regarding the program and email a note/resume to:

Scott Norman
Director of Bands
david.norman@fortbendisd.com


AVAILABLE POSITION:
The Rowlett High School Color Guard is looking for a head color guard director for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must have strong equipment skills, experience in choreography for both marching and winter guard, and program management skills.

CONTRACT PERIOD:
August 2017 to June 2018

SALARY:
Very competitive

CONTACT - SEND COVER LETTER/RESUME/REFERENCES:
Please send to BOTH:
Jason Myers – Associate Band Director, Rowlett HS: jjmyers@garlandisd.net
Art Ruangtip – Director of Bands, Rowlett HS: SARuangt@garlandisd.net

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
Knowledge of overall operation of color guard program
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Knowledge of state and UIL policies governing band
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

EXPERIENCE:
Three years or more color guard directing experience

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
· Direct and manage the overall color guard for Rowlett HS. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and ensure compliance with all state, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and district requirements.
· Teach one class Monday through Friday from 1:00pm to 2:30pm: RHS is on Block schedule. This is a class that meets every other day. All year long class.
· Maintain and teach rehearsals after school with the high school marching band on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
· Maintain a regular section rehearsal schedule for one winter guard after school. Possible two winter guards if program increases in size
· Attend all marching band rehearsals, football games, marching contests, and all competitive winter guard events
· Align rehearsal standards, teaching styles, rehearsal priorities, ensemble fundamentals, etc., with the Director of Bands, and with other staff as required.
· Manage the overall program in show design, costumes, flag design, ordering materials, creating calendars and schedules, etc…
· Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in guard.
· Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, UIL rules, and board policy in the band area.
· Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.
· Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
· Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
· Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

PROCEDURE FOR INTERESTED CANDIDATES:
All interested candidate please send a Cover Letter/Resume/References to BOTH:
Jason Myers – Associate Band Director, Rowlett HS: jjmyers@garlandisd.net
Art Ruangtip – Director of Bands, Rowlett HS: SARuangt@garlandisd.net

Please visit http://rowlettguard.wix.com/rowlettguard or http://www.rowlettmeb.org/ for more info about our program.


La Porte High School, a 6A program on the SouthEast side of Houston has an immediate opening for a guard director.

La Porte High School winter guard is the 2015 TCGC Novice Champion and has been promoted in each of the last two years. There are 20 current members on the team and only one senior graduated last year. It is a highly motivated group of students who are eager to work hard. The job would entail teaching one class period a day, attending all marching events, and running a winter guard program with full privileges towards show design and contest attendance. This past season they were 1st at the Dawson show, 2nd at the Magnolia show, and 3rd and the Cy Falls show.

All interested candidates should contact Mark Nichols directly at nicholsm@lpisd.org


Hutto HS is looking for a dedicated and experienced color guard instructor. The instructor would be in charge of class Monday - Friday and after school rehearsals Tuesday - Thursday. The program is fundamentally sound with experience in flag, dance, and weapon. Hutto also has an active winterguard program; they placed at TCGC Championships this year. The guard has 25 members next year. Students are great, hardworking, and very teachable.

The band staff works really well together and we are hoping to find someone who will fit our team. Please send resumes to michael.harrison@huttoisd.net.


Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio is looking for a strong weapon tech for the 2017-2018 school year.

Send resumes to noeljoseph@me.com


Head Color Guard and Assistant Director Positions Available, Austin High School, Austin ISD
(Please inquire for additional salary information and district application)

The Austin High School Band (5A UIL Classification) is 200 members strong and a consistent UIL Division I Sweepstakes performance ensemble. We are looking to become a more competitive group in Austin and have grown tremendously in the last several years.

Full rehearsals for the band occur mostly in the mornings from 7:00-8:30am, and Tuesdays after school from 4:45-7:15pm. The color guard class meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternating Fridays (Block Scheduling) for 90 minutes at a time. The winter guard typically rehearses several days after school post-marching season, and also competes on most weekends.

Austin High School Band website: www.austinhigh.band

CONTACT:
Richard Patenaude, Assistant Director of Bands
Please send a resume and letter of interest to: Richard.Patenaude@austinisd.org

QUALIFICATIONS:
• College degree, Texas Teaching Certificate, and Dance certification all preferred but not required.
• Demonstrates success directing and choreographing equipment and dance repertoire for outdoor and indoor color guard activities.
• Strong organizational and instructional skills as demonstrated by groups previously under his/her direction.
• Demonstrates ability to attract and retain members.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist the band directors with all aspects of the auxiliary unit year-round.
• Implement a comprehensive equipment technique program as well as a fundamental movement/dance program.
• Participate in all extra-curricular rehearsals, performances, and other activities as required.
• Recruit and continue to develop a strong core fundamental group of performers.
• Create a growth plan for the future recruitment and retention in our program.
• Design, implement, and direct indoor performances during the winter/spring that develop skills in anticipation of the fall season. Competitive winter guard participation is required of all members enrolled in the class.
• Be able to teach each individual student and work patiently with varying levels of ability.
• Assist and actively participate in staff meetings/show design.
• Maintain clear communication and cooperative working relationships with the band staff, and effectively communicate budgetary needs for the unit.
• Maintain student accountability in regards to classroom grades, performance, and participation standards.


Clear Creek High School Guard in League City has an opening for summer band clinicians July 17-20, August 1-4 and August 7-11. Individuals with Dance experience preferred. Continuing work during the school year a possibility.

Contact director Heather Hyde Wargo at clearcreekguard@gmail.com.


JOB TITLE: Color Guard Director
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The ideal candidate will work closely with our Program Coordinator and Designers to develop and teach technique programs and routines suitable for all ability levels in the Tomball High School Marching Band, develop concepts, designs, and training for the Tomball High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Winterguards and recruit members into the program.
DUTIES:
• Plan recruiting events and retention actions for the program;
• Plan and execute the try-out process for all groups in the Fall and Winter;
• Prepare and teach a technique program aligned with the needs of our Fall design team;
• Maintain, manage and supervise inventory of all color guard equipment;
• Be able to teach band choreography and assist with the visual package provided by the design team;
• Establish a training program to grow the skill level of members through their persistence in the program;
• Clearly communicate to parents about the expectations of the program both verbally and in writing;
• Maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with the band staff and effectively communicate the needs and future plans of the program;
• Work closely with the Booster organization and parents to organize fundraising, prop building, and other efforts to support your units;
• Create, oversee and appropriately manage the color guard budget;
• Follow campus, district and booster procedures for handling and spending funds;
• Show organization and punctuality in all program related activities.
REQUIREMENTS:
• Previous experience as a colorguard director;
• Extensive experience as a performing member in groups outside the scholastic level;
• Attend all camps, rehearsals, football games, and contests.
CONTACT: Kyle Winn, Tomball Bands. Send resume and letter of interest to KyleWinn@tomballisd.net


AVAILABLE POSITION:
Melissa ISD is seeking a color guard director to instruct and manage a competitive color guard program in grades 7-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must have strong equipment skills and experience in design, choreography, and instruction in both marching band and winter guard settings. The qualified person must be highly organized, be student focused, and possess strong program management skills. This position will coordinate with other performing group within the band and work with band directors to fulfill the clerical and supervisory needs of the overall program.

CONTRACT PERIOD:
August 2017 to June 2018

SALARY:
$22,000 - $30,000.00 annually
$529.00 per month district contribution toward health insurance
$10,000.00 district paid life insurance policy
$800.00 Christmas Bonus

CONTACT - SEND COVER LETTER/RESUME/REFERENCES:
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and supporting materials to:

Jerry Whorton– Director of Bands, Melissa ISD JerryWhorton@melissaisd.org

Complete the online application:
http://www.melissaisd.org/departments/human-resources-employment/

For more information about the program, please visit http://www.melissaband.com


Clear Springs Color Guard Director Job Posting

Clear Springs High School in League City, Texas (south of Houston in the NASA community), has an
opening for a color guard director starting summer 2017. Clear Springs is a growing program with
great students and strong director, administrative, and parental support. We are looking for a
highly-motivated goal-oriented individual to recruit, teach, and retain students.

SALARY: Very competitive

QUALIFICATIONS:
 Drum corps experience
 Dance experience required; certification preferred
 2-3 years of experience teaching color guard and winter guard as an assistant or head director
 Strong organizational skills including pre-planning, staying within budget, and meeting deadlines
 Effective communicator with students, parents, administrators, and community members
 Must pass fingerprint and background check

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
 Direct and manage the color guard program for Clear Springs High School. Provide students with
an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and ensure compliance with all state,
University Interscholastic League (UIL), TCGC, WGI, and district requirements.
 Teach one class Monday through Friday everyday throughout the school year.
 Teach June and August color guard and band camp.
 Teach rehearsals after school with the high school marching band- 8 hours a week.
 Manage, plan, and rehearse winter guard program.
 Attend all marching band rehearsals, football games, marching contests, and all competitive
winter guard events.
 Align rehearsal standards, teaching styles, rehearsal priorities, ensemble fundamentals, etc.,
with the Director of Bands, and with other staff as required.
 Take active role in overall design of marching show.
 Teach dance fundamentals to entire band.
 Manage the overall program in show design, costumes, flag design, ordering materials, creating
calendars and schedules, etc.
 Manage support staff.
 Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s
eligibility to participate in guard.
 Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rules, UIL rules, and board policy.
 Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs and communicate
with the head director in a timely manner.
 Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and
equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
 Create a positive environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social,
and emotional development of students.
 Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students,
principals, and teachers.
 Develop and implement a recruiting plan to attract and retain motivated students.

Send resume’ to:
Lester Williams
Director of Bands
ljwillia@ccisd.net


Benjamin O. Davis Senior High School is currently accepting applications for a Percussion Instructor position. This is a part-time position, which will require the teacher to assist with in-class rehearsal 2-3 times a week as well as 8 hours of after school rehearsal a week. In addition to rehearsal time, the teacher will assist with all aspects of percussion education at Davis, and is expected to accompany the percussion ensemble to all performances. Extensive front ensemble experience is preferred.

The position requires someone who can start in January 2017. Applicants must meet Texas fingerprinting requirements by date of hire.

Davis High School is a competitive 6A program located in North Houston, Texas.

All interested applicants please submit a resume to Mark Richard at mjrichard@aldineisd.org.


In search of supplies

I would like to see if there are any schools willing to lend or rent us 3 rifles for this season. We have never done rifles and I want to get the girls interested in them for upcoming seasons. Since they have never done them, I want to borrow or rent them instead of buying them, just in case we end up not wanting to add a rifle part.

Are there any schools in the area that may be willing?

Thank you!


Events / Auditions

Independent World Redemption Guard will be hosting an all ages SPIN CAMP on Saturday June 17, 2017

When: Saturday June 17, 2017
Where: J. Frank Dobie HS in PISD 10220 Blackhawk Blvd Houston, TX 77089
Park in the rear of the school by the band-field
Time: 11am-5pm
Cost: $10.00 per person
What to wear: dance, yoga, gym clothing
Equipment: Bring your own (there will be a limited supplies of equipment)
Dance, Rifle, Saber and Flag sessions
Please come and bring your friends learn some new tricks and technique.
Last seasons shirts will be on sale

Any questions contact Michael Acosta at
832-443-9677 or email: michael.acosta@redemptionguard.org or visit www.redmptionguard.org


In celebration of Black Golds 25th anniversary, we are offering a summer clinic series across Texas. First stop Houston, TX!!
We will be having the clinic at Oak Ridge Ninth Grade Center, 27330 Oak Ridge School Rd, Conroe, TX 77385.
When: 10am to 5pm
Cost is $20

For more information go to blackgoldwinterguard.com

See you there! And Stay Gold!


The Katy High School Band and Color Guard will host the 5th annual West Houston Spin Show Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, May 6 at Katy HS.

Applicants may enter a solo and/or ensemble in the classifications of beginner, intermediate, or advanced. All solo entries are $30 and all ensemble entries are $50. All applications and fees are due by April 28.

Please contact Michelle Jordan at michellejordan717@yahoo.com for applications and contest guidelines.


Please come join us for our auditions on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 9 am-6 pm at the University of Houston, Bert F Winston Band Complex at TDECU Stadium.

- Your audition fee is $20.

-Wear your dance blacks.

-Please bring any equipment you might need.

If you have any questions, you can contact Joe Cataneo at 713-256-5499.

We look forward to seeing many old & new faces!




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