Assistant Band Director
Manny Flores serves as Assistant Band Director/ Director of Percussion at Trinity High School in Euless, TX. Mr. Flores directs percussion activities for the Trinity High School cluster, which includes Harwood JH, Euless JH and Central JH. He previously served director at Southwest High School in Fort Worth, TX from 2014-2020. His percussionists have performed at the Texas State Marching Contest, The Midwest Clinic, and The Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. During his tenure at Southwest High School, his drumlines and percussion ensembles were awarded top recognition. One of them was 2nd place winner of The Black Swamp Large Ensemble Percussion Showcase in 2017.
Mr. Flores studied under Dr. Michael Varner and Dr. James Yakas at The University of Texas at Arlington where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He performed with the UTA Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, African/Brazilian Ensemble and various marching percussion ensembles. While at UT-Arlington, he was the recipient of the Victor C. Gonzalez Percussive Arts Society Scholarship, the Outstanding Musician Award for the 2014 UT-Arlington Symphony Orchestra and won the Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2013.
As a performer, Mr. Flores was a member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, Surround Sound Percussion, Dallas Cowboys Drumline, Dallas Mavericks Drumline, FC Dallas Drumline, and Dynamic Rhythm Entertainment.
Manny Flores is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. He also serves as a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team. Manny lives in Crowley, TX with his wife Amanda, 2 dogs Mikko and Archer, and cat Rimsky. Mr. Flores enjoys grilling, yard maintenance and spending time with his family and friends in his minimal, but highly cherished free time.