Mr. Dick is a graduate of Brazoswood High School and Sam Houston State University. He has taught in the Dickinson, Clear Creek and Friendswood School Districts. Mr. Dick’s bands have been named ‘Best In Class’ in numerous festivals across Texas. His bands consistently win the UIL Sweepstakes Award.
While at Space Center Intermediate School, his band was named the Class CCC Middle School State Champion Band in 1994 & 1998 and performed at the Texas Music Educators Convention in 1995 & 1998. His Space Center Band was one of two intermediate bands in the U.S. to play at the Midwest International Band Convention in 1999 in Chicago. In 2000, the Space Center Band earned the Sudler Cup from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. This award recognizes outstanding band programs at the international level.
The Friendswood High School Band has enjoyed much success. The Marching Band has been to nine consecutive UIL State Marching Contests, six finals appearances and won three Silver Medals. The Wind Ensemble was the TMEA State 4A Honor Band in 2006 and 2010 and a six time finalist. The FHS Wind Ensemble has performed at the Midwest Clinic in 2006 and a Winner of the Mark Award of Excellence. The FHS program has received the Sudler Flag from the John Phillip Sousa Foundation. The program has produced 186 All-State musicians.
Mr. Dick was named Teacher of the Year for the Clear Creek ISD in 2000. He was awarded the Leadership and Achievement Award by the Texas Music Educators in 1995, 1998, 2006, and 2010. In 1998, Mr. Dick was awarded the Citation of Excellence by the National Band Association. He has twice received the UIL Sponsor Excellence award. He has received the FHS Making a Difference Award.Mr. Dick was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters’ Association at their annual convention which was held in Norfolk, Virginia, March 2-6, 2011. Mr. Dick is a member of Who’s Who of American Teachers. His affiliations include ABA, TMEA, TMAA, & TBA. Mr. Dick is an active adjudicator and clinician across the state. He is married and has two children and two grandchildren.