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Carrollton Wind Symphony

  • The Carrollton Wind Symphony is an all-volunteer symphonic band that is honored to be sponsored by the City of Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas, TX and the Collins-Binkley Foundation. It was founded as a small group in 1995 by John Zulli, known as the "Carrollton Community Band." Mr. Zulli's legacy lives on as we've grown to over 90 members, led by Conductor/Artistic Director Jim McDaniel and Associate Director Jim Moen. The band presents a series of concerts sponsored by the city of Carrollton. In addition, the ensemble performs for various special events and for festivals and conventions by invitation. Most recently, the Carrollton Wind Symphony performed for the second time at the Texas Band Masters Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The Wind Symphony is also supported by Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD by providing a rehearsal space at Creekview High School. The CWS is a member of the Association of Concert Bands, an international organization dedicated to the advancement of adult community bands and this past December the band received the "Silver Scroll" from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Our members range from those picking up their instrument for the first time in years, to local school band directors, to professional musicians. We perform approximately 5 concerts per year, which are free and open to the public.
  • 12/21/2018 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Carrollton Wind Symphony
  • Jim McDaniel
  • Jim McDaniel is completing his twelveth year as the Conductor/Artistic Director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony. During this time the band has grown to over 90 members and has performed at the National Association of Community Bands Conference in 2010 and performed twice at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention in 2010 and 2015. McDaniel graduated from Texas Christian University with both his bachelor and master’s degrees in Music Education and received Supervision and Principal certification from Texas A&M University. He began his career as a professional trumpet player, playing orchestral literature under the baton of Fritz Berens and Professor James A. Jacobsen (Prof) at TCU and later performed with Schola Cantorum of Texas, the Brazos Valley Symphony, Oratorio groups in the Ft. Worth, Texas area. He also started the Brazos Valley Symphonic Quintet in Bryan, Texas while he was teaching at Texas A&M University. His talents were not limited to symphonic literature as he also played for various big band orchestras such as the Miss Fort Worth Pageant, Six Flags Over Texas, and many church orchestras and solo jobs. During his years of service as a high school band director, his symphonic bands were consistent Sweepstakes winners in UIL as well as numerous competitions in Texas, Florida, Colorado and Oklahoma. His marching bands were selected three times to the Texas State Marching Contest, and his jazz bands won numerous festivals and performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He is an active clinician and judge for marching, jazz and symphonic bands, has judged the Honor Bands for Colorado, Oregon and Texas and holds membership in Phi Beta Mu, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmasters Association. McDaniel has held the position of President of UIL Region 5 and 8, served 15 years for Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu as the chair for presentations at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, co-chaired the Texas Assessment Project and served as President of the Texas Music Administrators Conference. After many years in the classroom, Mr. McDaniel became the first Supervisor of Music for Bryan ISD in 1993, was Executive Director of Fine Arts for Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD from 1996 - 2012, and most recently named Director of Fine Arts for Frisco ISD from 2012 - 2014. Under his watch hundreds of teachers and thousands of students have benefited from his knowledge and vision of the importance of the ARTS in education. He has received numerous awards including; The Texas Bandmasters Association Award-“Lifetime Administrator Achievement Award”, “Texas Administrator of the Year”- presented by the Texas Music Administrators, inducted into the TCU Band Hall of Fame, recipient of the TCU "Outstanding Alumni" for both jazz and symphonic bands and in 2011 was a guest conductor at the Midwest Conference in Chicago. His numerous awards and recognitions are evidence of a life-long goal to “Make a Difference” for students and teachers. Although now retired from full time public school service, Jim is still ‘making a difference’ by staying connected with teachers and students as Executive Secretary of UIL Region 24, through clinics, mentoring districts bands, supervising student teachers and as Artistic Director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony. His most important job however, is that of husband, father, father-in-law and Poppy. Jim and his wife of 44 years Susan, have a daughter Heather who is a special needs teacher and son-in-law Ryne, a lawyer in Plano and 4 year old granddaughter Harper and 1 year old grandson Avery. All reside in Frisco, Texas.