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Chad Wood, Director of Bands
Mr. Wood is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and has been at Staley since 2002. In addition to numerous UIL Sweepstakes and first divisions at contests. Mr. Wood was honored to be named Staley's Teacher of the year in 2019 and a top five teacher of the year finalist for all of FISD.
In addition to overseeing all aspects of the Staley Band Program, Mr. Wood teaches Symphonic Band, Beginning Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Low Brass (euphonium & tuba) and assists with Concert and Honor Band. Mr. Wood has also served on countless committees for for FISD including being a curriculum writers for the district.
A native of Haysville, Kansas, Mr. Wood enjoys KU Basketball as well as rooting for the Mavericks, Cowboys, and Rangers. When not teaching, Mr. Wood performs regularly on trombone with various jazz ensembles, full orchestras, brass groups, and cover bands. As a performer he has been fortunate to perform all across the globe including tours in London and Spain.
Mr. Wood lives in Frisco with his wife Lesley (who is a fabulous flute player!), their daughters Emily (9th grade flute at Memorial), Harper (6th grade horn at Staley), and their dog Ranger.
Andi Webb, Assistant Director
Mrs. Webb attended the University of Central Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene University with a major in instrument music education. During her undergraduate studies, she performed with the wind symphony, symphony orchestra, woodwind quintet, was selected for the President's Concert, and was a two time member of the Intercollegiate Honor Band.
SInce moving to Texas she has been the assistant band director at Legacy Christian Academy in Frisco, TX where she helped start the marching program, assisted with the High School marching and concert bands, directed the Middle School bands, taught woodwind classes, and earned superior ratings at TPSMEA concert and sight reading contests. She has also been teaching private clarinet lessons for approximately 20 years.
She currently performs with the Stonebriar Orchestra and Stonebriar Woodwind Quintet.
Jacob Carter, Director of Percussion
Jacob Carter joins the staff at Memorial High School and Staley Middle School as Percussion Director after teaching for three years in the Creekview High School cluster in Carrollton, and before that, for three years in the Reedy cluster in Frisco.
Mr. Carter holds a Masters degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Arkansas and was under the instruction of Chalon Ragsdale. He received his undergraduate degree in Musical Arts at the University of Oklahoma and was under the direction of Dr. Lance Dredge.
He brings with him a great wealth of teaching experience including teaching undergraduate music majors at the University of Arkansas, as well as the percussion section of the Razorback Marching Band, the Front ensemble at Genesis Drum ad Bugle Corps., and Resistance Indoor Percussion. He has also performed in numerous renowned performance groups, including The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, Gateway Indoor, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and the Arkansas Philharmonic.
Mr. Carter lives in Garland with his Fiance Jami Brown, and two dogs, Nico and Hera.