Dana Pradervand is celebrating her 32st year of teaching and is currently in her 6th year as Director of
Bands at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas. Her responsibilities include coordinating the high
school band curriculum, conducting the Wind Ensemble, overseeing the 380 member War Eagle
Marching Band and Color Guard as well as facilitating the Intermediate and Junior High School band
programs. The Oak Ridge High School band program has enjoyed consistent UIL Sweepstakes
Awards and Superior ratings at contests. The War Eagle Marching band has been a BOA regional
finalists, a UIL Area finalists and received Grand Champion Awards at the US Bands Region and Sam
Houston Marching Festivals. The Wind Ensemble was the 2017 TMEA Honor Band 2nd runner up and
is a National Wind Band Honoree.
Dana Pradervand began her teaching career as the Assistant Band Director at Monterey High School in
Lubbock, Texas and later became the Director of Bands at Evans Junior High School. Dana moved to
San Antonio, Texas in 1992 to become the Director of Bands at Wood Middle School. While at Wood
MS the wind ensemble was a Texas Honor Band Finalist two times placing in the top 5 both times. In
2001, she was named Director of Bands at Judson High School in the Judson Independent School
District. During her tenure at Judson High School, the band enjoyed many successes including being
named an Area Honor Band finalist, performing at the Bands of America National Concert Band
Festival and performing at the National Youth Concert in Carnegie Hall. Prior to moving to Houston,
Dana was Director of Bands and Music Administrator for the New Braunfels Independent School
District in New Braunfels, Texas.
Dana is a graduate of Texas Tech University, earning Bachelor and Master’s degrees while a student of
Mr. James Sudduth. She continues to grow as a music educator under the mentorship of Eddie Green,
Tom Bennett and Joe Dixon. She is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the State of Texas.
Dana maintains professional affiliations with the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas
Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, and the Texas Music
Adjudicators Association. Dana Pradervand is also a charter member of the Board of Trustees and
currently serves for the Foundation of Music Education.