Jim McDaniel is completing his 11th year as Conductor/Artistic Director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony. During this time, the band has grown to over 100 members and was selected to perform at both the 2010 National Association of Concert Bands Conference and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention.
During his many years of service as band director and administrator, his symphonic bands were consistent sweepstakes winners at UIL as well as numerous competition in Texas, Florida, Colorado, and Oklahoma. His marching bands were selected three times to perform at the Texas State Marching Contest, and his jazz bands won numerous festivals and performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He is an active clinician and judge for marching, jazz and symphonic bands and holds membership in Phi Beta Mu, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.
McDaniel has served as President of both TMEA Region 5 and 8. President of the Texas Music Administrators Conference, has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Martin High School, inducted into the Texas Christian University Band of Fame, named the Outstanding Administrator of the year for 2009-2010 by the Texas Music Administrators Conference and in 2013 was selected by the Texas Bandmasters Association to receive the honor of "Lifetime Administrator Adchievement Award."
His numerous awards and recognitions are evidence of a lige-long goal to "Make a Difference" for students and teachers. Although now retired from public school service, Jim is still "making a difference" by staying connected with teachers and students as Executive Secretary of UIL Region 24, supervising student teachers fo the University of North Texas, conducting numerous clinics, working as a mentor for districts and continuing as the Artistic Director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony.
His most important job, however, is that of husband, father, father-in-law, and Poppy. Jim and his wife Susan have a daughter Heather that is a special needs teacher and son-in-law Ryne, a lawyer in Plano and 3 year old granddaughter Harper. All reside in Frisco, Texas.
Jim Moen, Associate Director
Jim Moen has served as Associate Director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony for the past ten and a half years. Mr. Moen retired from music education in 2006 after teaching for 30 years. He served as a music educator in Minnesota for three years and was a band director in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District for the last twenty seven years of his career. His symphonic and marching bands received numerous Sweepstakes awards in UIL competitions as well as other competitions in Texas, Florida, Colorado, and Tennessee. He also served as the Fine Arts Department Chairman at R.L. Turner High school for ten years.
In addition to being the Associate Director of the Carrollton Wind Symphony, he has also worked as an information technology consultant, electronic equipment resale agent, private business owener and has served as an adjudicator and clinician for symphonic bands.