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Eric Carraway
Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps, and Wm. H. Taft High School
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Eric Carraway is an educator, arranger, and percussionist who resides in San Antonio, Texas.  He currently serves as Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Specialist at William H. Taft High School.  His duties include conducting the Symphonic Band, assisting with the jazz program, as well as overseeing all aspects of the 45+ member percussion program.  Mr. Carraway also teaches the beginning percussion class at Briscoe Middle School.  In addition to being a perennial Sweepstakes program, the Taft Raider Band has advanced to the UIL 5A State Marching Contest two of the last three 5A state seasons.  The Taft indoor drumline has also enjoyed success as an Open Class competitor in both the TCGC and TECA circuits.  Mr. Carraway’s concert percussion ensembles and soloists have consistently advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble competition and received superior ratings.

Prior to his appointment at Taft, Mr. Carraway was the Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist at W. Charles Akins High School in Austin, TX.  During this time, Akins was one of only ten bands in the State of Texas to qualify and perform in finals competition at the 2006 UIL 5A Marching Contest.  During the 2006 indoor drumline season, Akins was a Class A medalist at TCGC finals.

Mr. Carraway has been involved in the drum corps activity as an instructor, arranger, tour management assistant, and performer for the last 14 consecutive seasons.  Since 2008 he has been the front ensemble coordinator for the Glassmen.  In 2007 he was the front ensemble arranger and instructor for the Crossmen.  As a DCI performer, Mr. Carraway spent six years as a front ensemble member of the Cavaliers (02-03), Glassmen (99-01), and Marion Cadets (98).  He was also a member of the WGI Independent group Matrix for three years (00-02) and instructed Austin Independent in 2007.

Mr. Carraway received a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Thomas Burritt and was a graduate assistant in percussion.  He is also a magna cum laude graduate of Kent State University where he studied with Ted Rounds and received a bachelor’s degree in music education.