Patrick Flaniken is the new Band Director for the Nocona High School Band.
Mr. Flaniken grew up in Portland, TX, a suburb of Corpus Christi. He graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1985. Mr. Flaniken then attended Del Mar College and Corpus Christi State University, now known as Texas A&M at Corpus Christi where he was an Honor Graduate in 1992 with a Bachelors of Music Education. He also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont which was conferred in May, 2013.
Mr. Flaniken’s primary instrument is Percussion. He has studied under Dale Pless, Lalo Davila and Dr. Norm Weinberg. He is an alumni of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp, with whom he played timpani.
During Mr. Flaniken’s career, his bands have achieved many successful moments. He has revived programs by increasing both the numbers of students involved in the program and the success of the program both at invitational competitions and UIL contests. Mr. Flaniken’s bands have experienced a great deal of success at Invitational Marching contests with numerous Best Drumline, Best Hornline, Best Color Guard, and Best Band awards. Additionally, his bands have competed at the UIL Area Marching Contest (which is held every other year) 5 times and have advanced to the UIL State Marching Contest 3 times.
Mr. Flaniken is married to Jamie Flaniken. They have four beautiful daughters who will be attending Nocona Elementary and one handsome son who is not yet of school age.
You can read more about Mr. Flainken on the High School web page.
The Horse Judging team participated in the NCTC Invitational Horse Judging contest.
They placed 18th out of 51 teams. Next, they traveled to Weatherford Junior College
and placed 10th out of 47 teams. Taylor Shipman was 13th as an individual out of
196 judgers. They also participated at the Tarleton Invitational Contest and placed
48th out of 262 teams. At the Area 5 contest in Stephenville, the team placed 5th
out of 78 teams and were 1st at district. Kourtney Keck was 15th out of 278 judgers.
The team at area consisted of Kourtney Keck, Taylor Shipman, Raylee Brown,
and Reagan Neugebauer. Other member is Kinley Hansard.
After performing at Grayson College the play received
Best Actress: Lindsey Jacobson
All Star Cast: Kelsey Pierce & Dylan Barrett.
Our High School Choir competed at the UIL Concert and Sightreading contest on April 14. The students received a rating of I, II, II in concert and II, III, III in the sightreading contest. In both divisions the ratings are an improvement from last year. Congratulations to these students and Mrs. Lacy Murphey.
Also, thanks for the new choir dresses. The singers looked great at contest!