Mark Calima Places His Hopes in Houston

Mark Calima chose to remain in the Houston area to practice his career; indeed, Mark Calima returned to his alma mater, the same high school, Westfield, from which he graduated with his secondary education.

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Mark Calima Achieves International Recognition Through Midwest International Invitation

Director of Bands Mark Calima returned to Westfield High School in Houston, Texas in the United States in 2015, where he has overseen the Westfield High School Percussion Ensemble performance in the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic of 2015, the second time Calima has directed an ensemble for this event.

Mark Calima Achieves International Recognition Through Midwest International Invitation

Mark Calima is listed in the Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers and has been named a campus Teacher of the Year.

Mark Calima’s life has been inextricably tied to Westfield High School in Houston, Texas, which has been both the site of his own secondary school graduation in 1997 and his subsequent successes with the Westfield HS Big Red Band as first the Associate Director and then the Director of Bands.  Calima attended Moores School of Music at the University of Houston before beginning his career in secondary music education at Bammel Middle School as Assistant Band Director before going on to the position of Associate Band Director at Westfield High School in 2005.

Mark Calima Achieves International Recognition Through Midwest International Invitation

The Moores School of Music was renamed after its benefactors John and Rebecca Moores, who presented a multimillion dollar gift in 1991 and prompted the construction of today’s music instruction facility in 1997.

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Many of the Houston area’s musical instructors and performers are Moores School graduates, an estimated 80% of which stay in Houston like Mark Calima, to live and work.

Mark Calima Returns to The Big Red Band of Westfield as Teacher

Mark Calima from Houston, Texas is a 14-year veteran of teaching.  The dedication he has practiced in his approach to his work is evidenced in the many accomplishments on his resume in connection with his work as a Director and Associate Director of Bands.  Calima began his career at Westfield High School in Houston, Texas, the former Spring High School and home of the Big Red Band which enjoys performing at its own Westfield Performing Arts Center with 1,199 permanent seats for audience members.  While at Westfield, Mark Calima was Associate Band Director, helping propel the ban to achieve previously unknown heights.

Mark Calima Returns to The Big Red Band of Westfield as Teacher

The Big Red Band was named the Grand National Champion of the 2003 Bands of America competition.  Calima also led the Westfield High School Concert Bands, which were consistently the Texas UIL Sweepstakes Award winners and Best in Class at festivals.

Mark Calima helped open the new Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas in 2010, taking the position of Director of Bands.  The Cedar Ridge High School Marching Band quickly became a regular Bands of America Regional Finalist and Caption Winner, as well as a UIL 6A State Marching Band contender.

The Cedar Ridge High School Marching Band was a BOA Grand National Finalist in 2013, along with the Cedar Ridge High School Low Brass Choir, which was invited to perform in 2013 at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.  Cedar Ridge Concert Bands earned annual UIL Sweepstakes Awards.