Corey Parks is entering his sixteenth year of teaching and is the new Director of Bands at Cross Timbers Middle School. Prior to arriving at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, he was an assistant band director in Highland Park ISD (Dallas, TX) for twelve years working at both Highland Park High School and Highland Park Middle School. Mr. Parks began his teaching career in Lewisville ISD where he was an assistant band director at Forestwood Middle School for three years. At Cross Timbers Middle School, Mr. Parks conducts the Honors Band, assists with the Symphonic Band, and teaches beginner flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, and low brass beginner classes.
Mr. Parks received his Masters in Music (Instrumental Conducting) degree from Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) where he also received his Bachelors of Music Education degree. While in college, Mr. Parks was a member of the TCU Wind Symphony and TCU Symphony Orchestra, the drum major of the TCU Horned Frog Marching Band and an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma.
Mr. Parks is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. He has presented multiple clinics at the annual Texas Bandmasters Association Convention (San Antonio, TX). He performed as member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and Lone Star Clarinet Ensemble. Mr. Parks also serves as a drill writer and marching band consultant for schools across the state.
Taylor Goodwin is beginning her sixth year of teaching and third year of being the Associate Band Director at Cross Timbers Middle School. Her responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Band, assisting with Honors Band, and teaching beginner brass classes. Ms. Goodwin taught for 3 years at Colleyville Heritage High School prior to her appointment at CTMS. Ms. Goodwin has served as a region band organizer for the Region 31 5A High School Symphonic Band and has also adjudicated for Frisco ISD, Northwest ISD, and Keller ISD.
Ms. Goodwin is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, where she earned her Baccalaureate in Music Education and her Masters in Horn Performance. She was a Teaching Assistant for The Lumberjack Marching Band, a co-director for the University Band, a co-director for the SFA Basketball Pep Bands, and taught several college courses. She plays horn and acted as Principal Horn in several top ensembles at SFA, during which time she also performed at the Texas Music Educators Association annual conference, International Horn Society annual conference, Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, and in several other concert venues across the world.
Ms. Goodwin is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.
Rick Drewry is joining the Grapevine Mustang Band Family from Spring, TX where he served as Percussion Director and Assistant Band Director at Conroe ISD's newest high school Grand Oaks. He is the primary front ensemble technician for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and a front ensemble instructor for Monarch Independent indoor percussion ensemble.
Mr. Drewry is originally from Nashville, TN and received a bachelor's in music education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. While attending his undergrad, Mr. Drewry had the privilege of performing three seasons with The Cavaliers (2012-2014) and one season with Music City Mystique (2014). Mr. Drewry also holds a masters in performance from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with marimba virtuoso Dr. Thomas Burritt and Prof. Tony Edwards, Principal Timpanist for the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to Grapevine, Mr. Drewry was lucky enough to work with and learn from a few very successful high school programs, such as The Woodlands High School, Cy-Fair High School Indoor Drumline, and Lake Travis High School.
Mr. Drewry is BEYOND excited for this incredible opportunity to join the band staff as Director of Percussion for Grapevine High School. Mr. Drewry and Pikachu (his chinchilla), and Hei Hei, Cleo (his birds) are excited for new adventures at Grapevine High School and Cross Timbers!