Nicole Baxter is the Director of Bands in Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District in Lubbock, Texas. She conducts the Pirate Pride Marching Band as well as the high school Wind Ensemble and oversees the Lubbock-Cooper ISD band department at all grade levels. In the fall of 2019, she led the band to its first ever appearance in the 5A Area Marching Band Finals, and in 2021, the band made their first appearance at the 5A State Marching Contest. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Baxter has taught at Archer City High School and Laura Bush Middle School.
Mrs. Baxter earned her Bachelor and Master of Music Education from Texas Tech University. She has taught multiple professional development seminars for both music education and technology in the classroom. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron and two chihuahuas, Sophie and Luna.
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Melinda Coleman is entering her fourth year of teaching as an Assistant Band Director at Lubbock-Cooper High School. Her teaching responsibilities include teaching the Concert Band, assisting with the Pirate Pride Marching Band, and coordinating chamber music and small ensembles.
A native of Palatine, Illinois, Ms. Coleman graduated from the University of North Texas College of Music in 2020. While at UNT, Ms. Coleman played clarinet and bass clarinet with the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band and trumpet in the Green Brigade Marching Band. Ms. Coleman also enjoys sharing music with the community, including performing with the Lubbock Civic Orchestra and organizing performances at nursing homes.
Outside of music, Ms. Coleman enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and playing with her cat, Ivy.
David Martinez is originally from Clovis, New Mexico and graduated from Clovis High School in
1988. He attended college at WTAMU in 2000 and majored in Music Education. He was a
member of the the Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps from Hutchinson, Kansas and was also
the Drum Major of the organization in 1990-1991. He has been teaching 27 years and has a
family of four children, Ashley Martinez (28), Arienne Martinez (26), Keller Martinez (17) and
Kelley Martinez (15). David is engaged to Susan Jeanne Jackson of Leander, Texas. Together
they have 5 fur babies they raise together. David has been with the LCP band family for the
past 4 years and loves his job. He loves to fish, hike and spend time with his family.
David Reynolds (also known as Dave to many) is the new Assistant Band Director/Percussion Director at Lubbock Cooper High School and its feeder school. Before accepting his position at Lubbock-Cooper, he served in a similar role with the Churchill Fulshear High School Band program in Fulshear, Texas (Lamar CISD). Prior to joining the staff in Fulshear, Mr. Reynolds was the Associate Director of Bands at Seven Lakes High School (Katy ISD) having opened that school in 2005. While at Seven Lakes he conducted the Symphonic Band, assisted with the marching band, coordinated all aspects of the high school percussion program and taught beginner classes at Beckendorff Junior High School and Seven Lakes Junior High School. His ensembles have consistently earned superior ratings at both the region level and state level University Interscholastic League events.
Mr. Reynolds earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he was a student of Alan Shinn, Gregg Koyle, Lisa Rogers, James Sudduth and Keith Bearden. He has also done graduate work at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M – Commerce). Prior to his tenure at Seven Lakes High School, Mr. Reynolds taught at James E. Taylor High School (Katy ISD) from 1997-2005 and Texas City High School from 1992- 1997. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and the Percussive Arts Society. He is a Lubbock native and has been married to his wife Laura, for 29 years and shares the house with their dog Ellie.
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