Week of 4/22-4-27

Monday, 4/22

  • Concerto Contest prelims, 3:30pm in the band hall

  • Trip meeting!! 7-8pm (Chaperone meeting right after)

Tuesday, 4/23

  • SLT clinic, 2:45-4:15pm, band hall

Wednesday, 4/24

  • SLT clinic, 2:45-4:15pm, band hall

  • MISD Physical opportunity at MNHS, 3-6pm

Thursday, 4/25

  • SLT auditions, start at 2:45pm, band hall

Friday, 4/26

  • Leave for Corpus! Meet in the band hall at 5:15am

 

We would like to welcome incoming colorguard instructor Chris Cook to our staff!

Chris Cook has been involved in the color guard community for over 15 years as a performer, choreographer, technician, and design consultant. He maintains a hands-on teaching approach and believes that all performers have the potential to achieve great things in the Visual Arts community and is elated for the opportunity to lead the McKinney High School color guard program. 

Chris has worked with a variety of visual arts programs and notable events as a choreographer, technician, and/or consultant including: Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Cypress Independent, UCF Pegasus A, Open, and World, Orlando Visual, Lyman High School, William R. Boone High School, West Shore School District, and the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show.

His performance experience includes: Carolina Crown, Fahrenheit World, Orlando Visual, and Pride of Cincinnati.

 

We would like to welcome incoming percussion director Tyler Nechamkin to our staff!

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Tyler Nechamkin graduated from the University of North Texas in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. At UNT, Mr. Nechamkin enjoyed performing with the schools many ensembles including the snare ensemble that took first place in the 2015 PASIC Small Ensemble Competition – continuing the legendary history of UNT’s dominance in marching percussion.

Mr. Nechamkin was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in 2015 and in 2016 when the corps won its 12th Fred Sanford High Percussion Award for best percussion performance in Drum Corps International. In 2014, Mr. Nechamkin was given the incredible opportunity to perform with the Synergy Percussion Group on a week-long tour of Italy, wrapping up with a percussion ensemble performance in Rome.

Mr. Nechamkin is excited for his first year with the Royal Pride Band. Before coming to McKinney, he was the Assistant Percussion Director at Wylie East High School and the Percussion Director at Bethesda Christian School. He is also an avid composer and arranger – his works can be found at tapspace.com.

Mr. Nechamkin is a member of TMEA and the Percussive Arts Society. When not teaching, Mr. Nechamkin enjoys writing music, spending time with friends and family, and endlessly re-watching  The Office and Friends his wife, Lauren, and their dog, Chloe.

 
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For the second year in a row, McKinney has been named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM foundation! We are so proud to be apart of such a supportive community!

 

The MISD Band Department is proud to present:

THE MCKINNEY MARCHING INVITATIONAL

October 12, 2019

AT THE BRAND NEW

MCKINNEY ISD STADIUM

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2500 McKinney Ranch Pkwy

McKinney, TX 75070

Please follow the link below for more information

McKinney Marching Invitational