MEET THE DIRECTORS
Justin Wood Phone: (972) 617-4617 Email: Justin.Wood@redoakisd.org
Charles Moon Phone: (972) 617-4618 Email: Charles.Moon@redoakisd.org
Chuck Moon began teaching in 1993. He graduated from Hanna High School in Brownsville, Texas where he was a TMEA All-State percussionist. Mr. Moon taught in South Texas for 12 years at both the middle school and high school levels. He then moved to the DFW Metroplex. He was Director of Bands at Ranchview High School and Sachse High School. He was the associate director of bands at Duncanville High School. Mr. Moon is currently the Associate Director of Bands at Red Oak High School.
Mr. Moon’s ensembles have received consistent 1st division, Superior ratings, at UIL Marching, Solo and Ensemble, and Concert and Sight-Reading Contests. His bands have attended the UIL Area Marching Contest on numerous occasions, and have attended the UIL State Marching Contest. His middle school band program, consisting of over 500 students, was awarded UIL Sweepstakes and named outstanding CC Band at numerous band festivals around the State of Texas. His band have earned the distinction of being selected to the Area and State levels of the TMEA Honor Band Competition. In 2010, the Ranchview Band was awarded 1st runner up at the final state level hearing for TMEA Honor Band.
Mr. Moon received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio (summa cum laude). In 2004, he received a Master’s of Music – conducting (summa cum laude) from Texas State University. Mr. Moon has studied with Mr. John Stansberry (Texas State University – former Director of Bands), Dr. John Salantien (UTSA – Director of Choral Studies), Dr. Joey Martin (Texas State University – Director of Choral Studies), Harvey Biskin (former principal timpanist – San Antonio Symphony), David Mairs (Music Director – Mid-Texas Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Tim Seelig (former Artistic Director Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas, TX), and Dr. Tom Shine (retired Director of Bands, Duncanville ISD).
Mr. Moon has additionally conducted various community choirs. He was the assistant conductor of the Alamo City
Men’s Chorale (San Antonio, TX) and the Turtle Creek Chorale (Dallas, Tx).
Mr. Moon is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.
Nicholas Dickinson Email: Nicholas.Dickinson@redoakisd.org
Mr. Dickinson holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Tennessee Tech University and a master’s degree in clarinet performance from Oklahoma City University. At Tennessee Tech he performed in the marching band, concert band, symphony band, and clarinet ensemble. While participating in these groups he recorded a CD, performed in Chicago’s Symphony Hall, and played in a clarinet masterclass for Boris Allakhverdyan at the Buffet Crampon Showroom in New York. At OCU he received a full tuition scholarship and graduated with honors, performed with the Wind Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra, was in the pit orchestra for several Broadway productions with the Oklahoma Opera and Musical Theatre Company, and held an assistantship as the clarinetist for OCU’s graduate woodwind quintet, the Five Star Winds, who were invited to perform at a classical series concert hosted by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Mr. Dickinson has performed as a marching member of the Boston Crusaders and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and has frequently taught marching bands, youth bands and orchestras, and given all-state clinics in Oklahoma and Tennessee. Mr. Dickinson is originally from Orlando, Florida and has settled in Red Oak where he likes to spend his free time with family and friends.
William Cooley Email: William.Cooley@redoakisd.org
Brandon Cummings Email: Brandon.Cummings@redoakisd.org
Brandon Cummings is a recent graduate of Texas Christian University and an active performer, educator, and arranger located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
As a performer, he spent 3 summers in DCI as a member of both the Blue Knights in 2014, as well as the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2015 and 2016 when they won the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award. At TCU, Brandon participated in several ensembles including the marching band, concert bands, and percussion orchestra under Dr. Brian West which performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2015. Brandon has performed and arranged many popular tunes for solo marimba and marimba/vibraphone duet. He is also an arranger for marching percussion ensembles.
As a teacher, Brandon has worked with many programs across the DFW area including Martin HS in Arlington, Duncanville HS, Roots Percussion Independent, and a handful of others.
Michael Cabrera Phone: (972) 617-4617 Email: Michael.Cabrera@redoakisd.org
Originally from Scottsdale Arizona, Mr. Cabrera now resides in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Coronado High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also did extensive training and performing in both the ballet and modern ensembles at the Scottsdale Community College. He is currently studying Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University based out of San Francisco, California. Before moving to Texas, Mr. Cabrera was the Colorguard Director at Mira Costa High School, New Bury Park High School in Southern California. He also has served as dance technicians at Los Alamitos High School, Nogales High School Santa Monica High School and Upland High School in Southern California.
Mr. Cabrera is currently serving on the Executive Board for NTCA (North Texas Colorguard Association) as the Scholastic A – World Class Member at Large.
Mr. Cabrera was a marching member of eXaltation Independent Winterguard in Gilbert, Arizona from 2001 through 2005. He was a part of the Santa Clara Vanguard drum and bugle corps in 2003. He then moved to California in 2006 where he joined an Independent World Guard known as Fantasia where he was a 2007 Silver medalist and a 2008 Gold medalist. Mr. Cabrera is celebrating 5 years with Red Oak ISD.
Megan Czerwieski Phone: (972) 617-4665 Email: Megan.Czerwieski@redoakisd.org
Mrs. Czerwieski is beginning her eighth year as the head band director at Red Oak Middle School, having taught previously at Barnett JH in Arlington, TX and Lamar MS in Temple, TX. She is passionate about education and actually began teaching private horn lessons as a high school student. Under her direction, the Red Oak Honors Band has received consistent Sweepstakes Awards at UIL as well as comments from adjudicators on the high level of musicianship exhibited by her students. Mrs. Czerwieski holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baylor University and a master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmaster Association, and Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Her husband, John, is a band director in Venus, TX. They live in Waxahachie with their rescue dogs, Daphne and Chloe. In her spare time, she serves on the board of directors and plays horn in the Mansfield Wind Symphony and enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing with her dogs.
Chris Eaton Phone: (972) 617-4665 Email: Christopher.Eaton@redoakisd.org
Mr. Eaton is entering his tenth year teaching in Red Oak as the assistant band director at Red Oak Middle School. He previously taught in Jasper, TX. Mr. Eaton completed both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. While at SFA he performed in many ensembles including Wind Ensemble, the Swingin' Axes Jazz Band, SFA Trombone Choir, and the Orchestra of the Pines; he was also a graduate assistant with duties including teaching members of the Trombone Studio and managing Cole Concert Hall. He studied trombone with Dr. Deb Scott, and conducting with Mr. Fred J. Allen and Mr. Gene Moon. Mr. Eaton is married to Katie Eaton who also teaches at Red Oak Middle School. They live in Waxahachie with their son, Jackson, and daughter, Harper.