Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
- The small school band director is often the only fine arts connection in entire communities. In an effort to help offer solutions to issues facing small school bands, the panel will discuss these issues based on their expertise and experience in the area of teaching in small school bands. This session will be interactive utilizing both live questions from the audience and via Twitter.
- Jim Cude (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/16/2015 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
- Jim Cude is in his 28th year of teaching and his 13th year in Whitesboro. His teaching responsibilities include, the high school Marching Band, Honors Band, Jazz Band, and WMS Varsity Band. He is also responsible for the instrumental music program at WISD and fine arts chair at Whitesboro High School. Bands under his direction have consistently received the UIL Sweepstakes award and the Whitesboro Band qualified for the UIL State Marching Contest in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2013. The Whitesboro Band was a finalist in 2006, and was named the 2013 Class AA and 2015 Class AAA State Marching Champion. Mr. Cude’s professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and the Association of Texas Small School Bands. Mr. Cude has served on the TMEA State Board as the Region 2 President and ATSSB Executive Board as 3A representative. He is currently serving as President of ATSSB. He also serves as an adjudicator and clinician across the state of Texas. He also serves as contemporary worship leader at First Baptist Church in Whitesboro. Mr. Cude is married to Linda and they have two children, Lauren 23 and Caleb, 18.