Mrs. Macias is the Head Band Director for Barbara Bush Middle School. Prior to teaching at Barbara Bush, she taught band in Kennedale ISD for the past 10 years, as well as six years of teaching in Colorado. In addition to sweepstakes performances at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests, Mrs. Macias’ bands have advanced to the area and state level of ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series, winning in 2016. Her band was also named the Music for All Citation of Excellence Commended Winner in 2016.
Mrs. Macias attended the State University of New York College at Potsdam where she received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 2004. While at Potsdam, she performed with the Symphonic and Concert Bands, Phoenix Club Women’s Choir, Crane Chorus, and Crane Clarinet Choir. Mrs. Macias also holds a Master of Instrumental Music Education Degree from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL.
When Mrs. Macias is not teaching band, you can find her spending time with her husband, Paul, and their two dogs, Molly and Winston.
Danielle Fisher is an educator, composer, and performer living in Fort Worth, TX. Danielle enjoys composing and arranging for her colleagues and their young ensembles throughout the country. In addition to her work in public schools, Danielle currently serves as Staff Arranger for Maryland Chamber Winds, and has produced over fifteen original compositions, transcriptions, and arrangements for MCW since 2016.
Danielle received a B.M.E. in Music Education and a B.M. in Music Theory/Composition from Illinois State University where she studied composition with David Maslanka, Martha Horst, and David Feurzeig. After her undergraduate work, Danielle freelanced and managed large studios of trumpet and french horn students, first in central Illinois and then in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex while she completed her M.M. in Music Education at the University of North Texas. Her Master’s thesis led her to develop her 'Little Band... BIG IMPACT' series, which make the standards in wind literature available for adaptable ensemble settings.