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Cliff Croomes

Georgetown High School
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Cliff Croomes is in his first year as Director of Bands at Georgetown High School. His responsibilities include direction of the Georgetown Wind Symphony and the Georgetown Eagle Marching Band. A percussion specialist, Mr. Croomes is a native of Houston, Texas.

Mr. Croomes received his academic training at the University of Texas at Austin in Music Education. He is in his eleventh year as a Texas music educator, with previous teaching opportunities served at Westview Middle School/Pflugerville High School (TX) from 2001-2003, Bastrop High School (TX) in 2003-04, and Douglas MacArthur High School from 2004-2011.

Mr. Croomes’ concert ensembles have received superior ratings at the University Interscholastic League Concert & Sightreading contests and have earned distinction as “Best in Class” at two regional concert festivals. Under Mr. Croomes’ leadership, in 2004 the Bastrop Percussion Theater earned the AA TCGC State Championship. He has had the pleasure of serving on the faculty of the University of Texas Longhorn Music Camp since 2001. Mr. Croomes is also an alumnus of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, IL.

Mr. Croomes is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, The Texas Bandmasters Association and the Percussive Arts Society. He was selected as 5 Star Teacher of the Year in 2009. Mr. Croomes is an endorsed Educator/Artist with Innovative Percussion and is also an active clinician and adjudicator for marching and concert bands throughout the state of Texas.

Mr. Croomes primary personal and professional influences have included his parents, William and Elaine, Jerry Junkin, Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Paula Crider, Fred Richardson, Greg Goodman, Brian Sedatole, John Hinojosa, George Frock, Tony Edwards, Dr. Thomas Burritt, Jeff Helmer, Jeff Fiedler, Bret Khun, Eric Johnson, Mike McIntosh, Van Henry, John Goforth, Don Haynes, Ferd Vollmar, Mark Chambers, Kerry Taylor, Dick Clardy and JD Janda.