2001 A Music Education Odyssey

Music Scholar Program

TAAS Testing for Sophomores

Creation of All-State Men's Choir

Pres. Concert: Barrage

Dick Clardy is Director of Bands and Department Chair of Fine Arts at Klein High School in Klein, Texas. Mr. Clardy is a native Texas, having begun his musical career under the direction of J. R. McEntyre in the Permian High School Band and Orchestra. Mr. Clardy received the Bachelor of Music Education Degree from West Texas State University, The Master of Music Degree in Applied Trumpet from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and has done Doctoral work at The University of North Texas. In 1977, Mr. Clardy began his teaching career in his hometown of Odessa, Texas, with Bill Dean at Odessa High School. Prior to his appoint ment to Klein High School, Mr. Clardy spent fifteen years developing the band and orchestra program at The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas. Bands under Mr. Clardy’s direction have performed at The Midwest Clinic in 1994, at the TMEA Convention-Clinic as the TMEA Class 5A Honor Band in 1997, at the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1997, at The Midwest Clinic in 1998, at the American Bandmasters Association Convention in 2000, and at Carnegie Hall in 2001. The John Philip Sousa Foundation honored The Colony Band with The Sudler Flag of Honor in 1994. Bands under Mr. Clardy’s direction have been named Best In Class at every major Concert Band Festival in the country and have been consistent participants in the Texas State UIL Marching Contest since 1988 and a top 5 finish in the TMEA Honor Band process since 1986. The Klein Wind Symphony performed in Symphony Hall in Chicago in 2004 and will perform at Carnegie Hall in 2006. The Klein Marching Band advanced to the 2004 Texas State UIL Marching Contest. Mr. Clardy served as the President of the Texas Music Educators Association and on the TMEA Executive Board as the State Band Division Chair in 1998-2000.