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Hello and welcome to my page. This is my tenth year working at Winters ISD as the Assistant to the Band Director. I have seen the band program grow from 16 students to now averaging 65-70 students every year. I am proud to say that within the time that Mr. Mooney and I have been here The Pride Of West Texas Blizzard Band has accomplished so much including making history. The band has received 7 consecutive Division 1's (Superior) in UIL Marching Contest. Three of which advanced the band to Area Contest three times. The first time the band advanced to Area in 2005 made history. They were the first WHS Band in history to advance to Area Marching Contest. They have also been awarded with 7 division 1's in Concert Contest and 2 Division 1's in Sight-Reading. Which also made history for the band in 2009. Sweepstakes was achieved for the first time since 1976. That was 33 years since the band had achieved this distinguished award. The band also received this award in the spring of 2011.

A little history about myself: I grew up in Rio Rancho, NM which is a suburb of Albuquerque. I started playing trumpet in the 4th grade and have been playing ever since. I received a band scholorship and the Presidential scholarship to attend McMurry University. I graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. I am married to Phil Mooney and have 3 children. Nina 15, Sean 12, and Trinity 3.