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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.


The Dawson HS Catalyst Color Guard are a 4-time State Champion, 2-time State Bronze Medalist, 2-time WGI World Semi-Finalist, and just finished 5th out of 135 guards in Scholastic A in WGI Finals! The Color Guard also plays a critical role in the State recognized Dawson High School Marching Band. This is currently a half day position based on the needs of the program and students.


In the fall, responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

- Coordinating/consulting with design team on all guard elements including: flags, costuming, repertoire, and equipment

- Writing, teaching, and cleaning all dance and equipment choreography.

- Maintaining, developing, and growing the Dawson Color Guard program.

- Actively recruiting for future membership.

- Teaching guard class, approximately 1:30pm to 2:25pm, then participating in after school rehearsals.

- Attending all football games, competitions, and other performances as required.



In the spring, responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

- Coordinating, designing, writing, and teaching all aspects of the Winter Guard program.

- Maintaining, developing, and growing the Dawson Color Guard program.

- Actively recruiting for the fall semester.

- Teaching guard class, approximately 1:30pm to 2:25pm, then participating in after school rehearsals.

- Attending TCGC and/or WGI regionals on a regular basis.


Interested applicants should submit a resume to Ryan Agard at AgardR@pearlandisd.org. Applicants should also navigate to the following Pearland ISD website to complete the application process promptly. http://www.pearlandisd.org/Page/228


CFISD Assistant Director Needed
Bridgeland High School in Cypress is looking for an Assistant Colorguard Director to help start up and build a program. Rifle experience is a necessity! Candidate should be highly creative, have the ability to write choreography, and be able to help craft and design productions for both the winter and fall. Competitive pay can be offered by the district and booster club with benefits included.
Duties:
• Attend 3 day camps in June and July, as well as band camp at the end of July
• Attend one class period per day once school begins in August
• 8-14 hours of after school rehearsal
• Attend performances
• Help create and design fall and winter programs (including flags and costuming)
• Help write, teach, and clean dance and equipment choreography
• Help establish and maintain rifle technique

Please email resume to Shawn McAnear at shawn.mcanear@cfisd.net


The New Braunfels High School Colorguard is currently looking for a technician(s) for the 2017/2018 school year. WGI and/or DCI experience preferred. The Unicorn Band was a 2017 UIL Area D Finalist and the Winterguard was a finalist at all WGI Texas Regionals they attended. If interested, please send your resume to gsperling@nbisd.org.


Nimitz HS is currently accepting applications for a percussion instructor for the 2017-2018 school year. This position will include working with middle school and high school percussionists and we are looking for teachers who are comfortable teaching marching, concert, and jazz styles. Instructors will be expected to have a positive rapport with the percussionists and members of the band, help lead marching and concert rehearsals, be active within solo/ensemble selection and Region Band auditions, participate in TCGC contests, and pass district criminal background checks.

Interested applicants should send a detailed cover letter and resume (with references) to Aaron Kennell, director of Bands at amkennell@aldineisd.org. Please note that not all applicants will receive an interview.


Competitive program looking for a full-time instructor/tech to work with large color guard program in Northwest Houston. Competitive pay (District and booster).

Expectations:
- 2 class periods per day
- 8-14 hours of rehearsal time after school per week
- Attend performances
- Flexible hours if needed
- Minimal off contract commitment

Please send resumes to Brandi.Ball@cfisd.net

Thank you,
Brandi Ball
Cypress Falls HS Color Guard Director


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


Akins High School (Austin, TX) is seeking a highly qualified Color Guard Director for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Akins Color Guard program has grown significantly in the last three years and has enjoyed success with both a Varsity and Junior Varsity program in the TCGC circuit. Akins will be competing in the WGI circuit for the first time in 2017.

This is currently an hourly position, and hours are flexible based on the needs of the program and students.

In the fall, responsibilities include:
- Coordinating and consulting with the visual and program coordinator on all guard elements including: flags, costuming, repertoire, and equipment
- Writing, teaching, and cleaning all dance and equipment choreography
- Writing, teaching, and cleaning (with assistance from band staff) all band body and choreography
- Maintaining, developing, and growing the Akins Guard program
- Actively recruiting for the spring semester
- Teaching guard class each day (currently 3:00pm to 4:30pm)
- Attending all football games, competitions, and other performances

In the spring, responsibilities include:
- Coordinating, designing, writing, and teaching all aspects of the Winter Guard program (Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Cadet Guards)
- Maintaining, developing, and growing the Akins Guard program
- Actively recruiting for the fall semester
- Teaching guard class each day (currently 3:00pm to 4:30pm)

Interested applicants should submit a resume to Tate Fincher, Director of Bands via email at tate.fincher@austinisd.org.


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

George Ranch High School and Lamar Consolidated High School Color Guards are hosting our annual LCISD Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, May 20th at Lamar Consolidated HS in Rosenberg.

Applicants may enter a solo and/or ensemble in the classifications of beginner, intermediate, or advanced. All solo entries are $15 and all ensemble entries are $30. All applications and fees are due by May 13.

Please contact Beth Young at TwirlerGirlGR@gmail.com for applications and contest guidelines.


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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