Pebble Hills High School Flute Choir of El Paso, TX to Perform at Music for All National Festival

Pebble Hills High School Flute Choir of El Paso, TX

The Pebble Hills High School Flute Choir will join 45 invited ensembles from across America in Indianapolis, March 21-23

Pebble Hills High School Flute Choir has been selected to perform at the 2024 Music for All National Chamber Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 22, 2024. The Pebble Hills High School Flute Choir is under the direction of Dr. Cecil Crabtree-Spring.

The Music for All Festival will feature ensembles from across the country in this unique setting of chamber music. After a rigorous application process, Pebble Hills Flute Choir is one of seven chamber ensembles selected to perform at this year’s National Chamber Festival. The Music for All National Festival week will feature middle school and high school band and orchestra ensembles, as well as percussion ensembles. The National Concert Festival is considered one of the premier events to attend for any music ensemble.

Pebble Hills High School Band is in El Paso, TX, and is the newest High School built in our city. Our program started with Freshmen/Sophomore students only and competed for the first time in UIL Concert Band & Sight-Reading in 2016 receiving Sweepstakes. Since then, Pebble Hills has been a consistent UIL Sweepstakes winner in marching band and all three concert bands. They have qualified for the 6A State Marching Contest in 2018 and 2023. They have been UIL Area A Champions in 2018, runner-up in 2021, and finalist in 2022.

The Jazz Band was selected to perform at the 2023 Midwest Band & Orchestra International Clinic in 2023 and the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble performed at the 2024 Texas Music Educators Association Convention this past February. The Symphonic Winds from Pebble Hills High School was also selected to perform at the National Concert Festival. This coming January in 2025, the Pebble Hills Marching Band will make its California debut as being one of the very few selected to perform at the 2025 Tournament of Roses Parade.

The flute choir has seen much success by performing at the University Scholastic League (UIL) regional and state levels, receiving Division I ratings numerous times. Recently, the flute choir has been selected as a performing ensemble at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 2023 and at the 2023 National Flute Association Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. This past December, the flute choir made its Midwest Band & Orchestra International Clinic debut featuring Ms. Helen Blackburn on the Carmen Fantasy. The flute choir will continue their musical tour once again as they have recently been selected to perform a concert at the 2024 National Flute Association in San Antonio, Texas.

Cecil Crabtree
Cecil Crabtree

Dr. Cecil Crabtree-Spring | Pebble Hills High School | Assistant Band/Color Guard Director

Dr. Cecil Crabtree-Spring received his B.M. in Music Education and Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting from West Texas A&M University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Crabtree-Spring studied conducting under Dr. Gary Garner and Mr. Don Lefevre, who also had the pleasure of studying saxophone.

Dr. Crabtree-Spring has significantly contributed to the band and color guard activities, creating successful outdoor programs and winter guard shows since 2004. Dr. Crabtree-Spring has also worked with the Glassmen and the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. Dr. Crabtree-Spring’s programs have consistently medaled or won at every Winter Guard International Regional competition they have attended and state winter guard championships during his time at Americas and Pebble Hills High Schools. Dr. Crabtree-Spring is the second color guard director to place a Texas winter guard in Scholastic World Class Finals at WGI World Championships.

Dr. Crabtree-Spring’s concert bands have received numerous UIL Sweepstakes in concert competitions. Dr. Crabtree-Spring oversees the development of the woodwind program and master classes. Dr. Crabtree-Spring is also a sought-after designer, consultant, and adjudicator working with many high school programs and circuit associations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Dr. Crabtree-Spring’s professional organizations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Kappa Delta Pi, and Kappa Kappa Psi.

All 2024 concerts will be livestreamed at no cost to viewers by BOX5 Media on

Band directors: concerts are all day Friday – share them in your classrooms with your students!

National Festival concerts are free and open to the public.

Friday, March 22
5:00 p.m.

Pebble Hills High School Flute Choir - El Paso, TX

Chamber Music National Festival Performances

Location: Indiana Historical Society
Address: 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Free Admission

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