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Wylie High School Wind Symphony

  • The Wylie Independent School District has enjoyed a long history of community support and success. The Wylie High School Band serves 300 students in the program, which include five Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensembles, Drumline, Color Guard, Winter Guard, Chamber Ensembles, Marching Band, and Advanced Placement Music. Many of the band members study privately with some of the finest teachers and professional musicians in the Dallas area. Students in the Wylie Band program audition and are consistently selected to the region, area, and all-state bands each year in Texas. In addition, students also participate in Solo and Ensemble contests each spring. Students in the band program at Wylie High School began band instruction in the sixth grade at Davis or Draper Intermediate Schools where they learn the fundamentals of tone production, instrumental technique and music theory. Classes in the sixth grade are homogeneous and meet on a daily basis so students are well prepared for placement in ability-based band classes in the seventh and eighth grade levels at Cooper and McMillan Junior Highs. The success of the high school band is due in large part to the excellent instruction received in grades six through eight. Superintendent of Schools is Dr. David Vinson, Director of Fine Arts for Wylie ISD is Mr. Glenn Lambert. Associate directors at Wylie High School are Mark Schroeder, Stephen Lisko, and Jeremy Noyes. The Fine Arts Department administrative assistant is Mrs. Pat Bahn
  • HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
  • 12/22/2017 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wylie High School Wind Symphony
  • Todd Dixon
  • Todd Dixon is in his twenty second year of teaching and eleventh year as Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Chair at Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas. Mr. Dixon has taught in Keller ISD and Mansfield ISD prior to his appointment at Wylie High School. Concert bands under the direction of Mr. Dixon have earned consistent first division ratings in the Texas UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest since 1996 and have been awarded Best in Class and Outstanding Instrumental Ensemble at all festivals they have attended, as well as advancing multiple times to the Area and State finals level of the Texas Music Educators Association State Honor Band selection. The Wylie High School Wind Symphony has performed multiple concerts at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Clowes Hall at Butler University, and three different performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Marching bands under the direction of Mr. Dixon have earned consistent first division ratings at the Texas UIL Marching Contest since 1996, advanced to the UIL State Marching Championship, and have been consistent Grand Champion or a top 3 finalist at numerous marching invitationals. Mr. Dixon received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M Commerce. Mr. Dixon is currently a student of Mr. Eddie Green, Director Emeritus of the University of Houston Wind Ensemble. He is an active consultant and clinician in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Mr. Dixon is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Phi Beta Mu, and serves as the TMEA Region 25 President, as well as TMEA Area C Chairman. In addition to teaching in Wylie, he is a community member as well where he lives with his wife Aurora of 21 years and their children Mikel (percussionist) and Maria (bassoonist).
  • Mark Schroeder
  • Stephen Lisko
  • Jeremy Noyes