Roderick Boyce is currently the Director of Bands at Community ISD. He was previously the associate director at Stone Middle School, as well as the percussion coordinator director at Stone/North Lamar ISD and associate director at the High School. There, the bands have received Bronze, Silver, and Gold at State Marching Contest, named TMEA Honor Band, numerous finalist "Outstanding Performance Series" and several 1st place awards. The percussion there also place 3rd in the PASIC Chamber Ensemble Competition.
Roderick received his Bachelors in Music Education at Southern Arkansas University. There he received 2nd for Snare Solo at PASIC. In his spare time, Mr. Boyce composes and arranges for marching and concert ensemble where his marching shows have been performed at SMBC and has finished as high as 1st and 3rd in the State.
Mr. Boyce also team teaches with Ms. Martinez, Mr. Fitzwater, Mr. Leanos, and Mr. Shoemette at Edge Middle School.
His philosophy is to give an enjoyable and productive experience to students which will hopefully result for them to further succeed in music as well as in life.
Lupita Martinez is the Associate Director of Bands for Community ISD where she is serving as a third year teacher.
Originally from Mesquite, Texas, Ms. Martinez attended the University of North Texas where she studied Flute under Dr. Mary Karen Clardy. During her time at UNT, she participated in many ensembles including the UNT Concert Band and UNT Mariachi Aguilas. In 2017 Ms. Martinez had the opportunity to be a part of DCI serving as a drum major for the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and dogs, playing video games, and cooking.
Her duties at Community ISD include facilitating all aspects of the band program at Edge Middle School with Mr. Sumner, and working with Mr. Rod Boyce at Community High School.
This school year will be Jordan Fitzwater's 7th year to work with students at Community. Over the last 5 years he has worked specifically with the Community High School Band as the percussion director. Mr. Fitzwater helped start the Indoor Percussion Ensemble in 2016 and loves seeing the growth of the students as they pass through our band program.
Mr. Fitzwater is a Community High School alumni. He is a graduate from Liberty University with a Bachelors in Music and Worship, specializing in the field of technology. Studying under Dr. Kevin Super in percussion, and Dr. Tad Hardin in piano, he continued his education by playing with the Liberty University Indoor Drumline in 2015 and 2016 at Winter Guard International in Dayton, OH. Mr. Fitzwater also marched with the Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band at LU during his time in Lynchburg, Virginia as well. He currently teaches Music Appreciation, All district Percussionist, and is the Speech and Debate coach here at CHS.
Alexandria Pruden-Dawson is the Color Guard Coordinator at Community ISD. This Ms. Pruden's 3rd year at CHS where she also teaches Senior English and AP English Language.
Originally from Allen, TX, Ms. Pruden is an alumni of the Allen Eagle Escadrille, one of the largest marching bands in the world. She also participated in the Allen ISD Orchestral Program. After high school, Ms. Pruden went on to Texas Lutheran University, earning her BA in sociology. During her time there, Ms. Pruden was in the TLU Orchestra as principal viola player.
Ms. Pruden has worked with Mrs. Marosek and the CHS Guard since Spring of 2020 and is excited to take this program far!
Kyle Shomette is currently the Assistant Director at Edge Middle School and is in his first year at Community ISD.
Originally from Wylie, Texas, Mr. Shomette attended Texas A&M University Commerce where he studied Horn under Michael Morrow. During his time at TAMUC he participated in multiple ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, The Pride Marching Band, and various chamber ensembles. In his free time he loves spending time with friends and family, playing his horn, and spending time outside.
His duties at Community ISD include teaching the Concert Band at Edge middle school, beginners at Ellis 6th grade campus, and assisting at the high school.
Jose Leanos is currently the Head Director at Ellis Education Center with 6th grade beginner band students and is in his first year with Community ISD. He will also be assisting at the high school level. He spent his last 2 years at North Lamar ISD as the Head Director of Stone Midde School.