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New Directors for CISD Band
Houston County Courier - August 2008
By Sharron Randall
Crockett Independent School District band director Conrad Flusche and his assistant director Jessica Acosta were introduced at the regular CISD School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 18.
Flusche, from Decatur and a graduate of West Texas A&M University, has 10 years of experience in education.
His expertise with the trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone tuba and flute will benefit the 42 students in the high school band program and help make 5th-8th graders' experience a positive one.
Flusche said, "We are looking forward to a great and successful year. The students have been great and seem excited about the corps style of marching."
The corps style of marching versus the military style that students are familiar with is "less boring," according to Flusche. Instead of marching up and down the field, band members will be facing the sidelines to show their formation skills.
CISD Trustee Karen Johnson injected a bit of levity as the two band directors were being introduced to the board. "I think the students will enjoy the more 'funky' style of marching."
Ms. Acosta hails from Sinton and graduated from Texas A&M University in Kingsville. She is assigned as the assistant band director.
Ms. Acosta has proficiency with the French horn and has experience leading the junior high band and high school flag team in Robstown. She has also taught guitar and directed the choir as an elementary music generalist.
The mother of three daughters, Sarah, 10, Senna, 5, and Samantha, 2, plans to take CISD band students to concert contests and "do well."
She said, "We plan to enrich our students lives with music education by enhancing their abilities on their specific instrument.
"We plan to make things fun, exciting and an experience that will last a lifetime."