My name is Josh Mooney, and I am very proud to be the Director of Bands at Shadow Creek High School! I attended the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, where I studied in the trumpet studio of Professor James Austin, and benefited greatly from the guidance and teachings of Mr. Eddie Green and the rest of the fine University of Houston music faculty. I was named Outstanding Student in Music Education in 2001, and graduated Summa Cum Laude that same year.
After starting my teaching career in Spring ISD, I opened Nolan Ryan Junior High in Alvin ISD in 2008, doubling the size of the band and developing a culture of excellence that led the band to state and national recognition. In addition to many Overall Outstanding and Best in Class awards, Nolan Ryan's Symphonic Band I was named a TMEA State Honor Band Finalist in 2013 and 2015, and named a National Winner in multiple categories of the Mark of Excellence Wind Band Honors Competition in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
At Shadow Creek High School, we have established a tradition of hard work and success, receiving consistent Sweepstakes and Superior ratings at contests, being named a TMEA State Honor Band Finalist in 2017 and 2019, a UIL Area Marching Finalist in 2017, 2019, and 2021, a TCGC State Color Guard Finalist in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022, having placed 20 students in the TMEA All-State Band, all within six years of the opening of Shadow Creek High School.
I truly believe that young musicians can accomplish amazing things when amazing things are expected of them!
I have two wonderful and brilliant children with my incredible wife, Meredith, an Alvin ISD elementary music teacher at Dr. James "Red" Duke Elementary School. Everyone in my family is a part of the Shadow Creek High School feeder pattern, and we couldn't be prouder to be a part of the Shadow Creek Band.
Please visit the Shadow Creek Band website, www.schsband.org for more information about the Band.