Mission Statement: "To inspire, motivate and develop growth in character through the devine ability of performance in the art we call music."
Danny Solis retired after 37 years in music education on May 30, 2015, his last 14 years he served as Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Coordinator at William H. Taft High School in the Northside ISD. He also taught in the South San Antonio ISD, Pleasanton ISD, Lyford ISD, Southside ISD and served as Vice-Principal in the Seguin ISD. Mr. Solis received his BME from Sam Houston State University and a Masters degree with Administrative Certification from Texas A & I at Kingsville.
The Taft Raider Band received much recognition under his direction having received 14 consecutive UIL Superior Ratings , first place awards at Harlandale Marching Festivals, Roughrider Marching Festivals, US Bands Marching Contests, South San Marching Festivals, BOA Rio Grande Valley and reaching the State UIL Marching Contest 5 times.
Danny served as Region XI TMEA Band Division Chairman from 2012 to 2015. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Band Masters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and The National Band Association. Danny holds membership in Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Mu and serves as clinician, region band conductor and adjudicator throughout the state of Texas.
Danny is the proud parent of Brian Jay Solis and Dr. Alexis Rae Solis who were part of the Raider Band from 1998 through 2005.