Travis Pruitt // firstname.lastname@example.org
Travis Pruitt is in his 3rd year as the Assistant Director of Bands at Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. His duties include, conducting the Hebron Concert Band, assisting with the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Marching Band, teaching low brass classes, and assisting with the middle school feeders. The Hebron Concert Band earned “Sweepstakes” at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight Reading Contest in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, The Hebron Marching Band was awarded the Silver Medal at the Texas UIL State Marching Band Competition. In 2015, the marching band was named Class Champion at the Bands of America Grand National Championships Semi-Final Competition and finished 3rd overall in Finals. Mr. Pruitt is also entering his 6th season as a member of the Brass Staff for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, the 2016 Drum Corps International (DCI) World Champion.
From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Pruitt served as the Director of Bands at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy (CHSFA) in Clovis, New Mexico. Under his direction, the CHSFA Band was named the New Mexico Music Educators Association State Honor Band in 2012, won multiple "Best In Class" awards, and received Superior ratings in Concert and Sight Reading. In addition, he assisted with the Clovis High School Marching Band and middle school feeder programs. As a performer, he made the finals of the US Army Field Band Euphonium audition in 2008, was awarded 2nd prize in the Ekstrand Graduate Performance Competition in 2007, and won a DCI World Championship with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 1999.
Mr. Pruitt holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from New Mexico State University, where he graduated with honors and a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He maintains professional affiliations with TMEA, TBA, Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Travis lives in Arlington, TX with his wife Charlayne and their Weimaraner puppy, Willem.