Pres. Concert:

Dallas Wind Symphony with Shelly Berg

Kerry Taylor currently serves as Director of Bands for Westlake High School and Eanes ISD. He is also Department Chair of Performing Arts at Westlake High School. Mr. Taylor has taught for twenty years in the Texas public schools, five years in Katy ISD and 15 in Eanes ISD. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and a Master of Music Degree in Applied Conducting both from the University of Texas at Austin. Under Mr. Taylor's direction, the Westlake High School Band has been named 'Best in Class' or 'Runner-up' at the Buccaneer Music Festival, South Coast Music Festival, Music Fest (Orlando, Fl.) and DC Festival in San Antonio. The Westlake Band has been a top five finalist in each of the last three years at Bands of America Regionals and has represented Area D at the State Marching Contest in 1998 and 2000. The Westlake Band has made concert tours to the Pacific Northwest, Canada and the British Isles. In 1999 the John Philip Sousa Foundation presented the Westlake Band with the Sudler Flag of Honor. On January 1, 2003 the Westlake Band marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade in California.