Phillis Wheatley High School “Purple Explosion” Band
The Phillis Wheatley High School Band is under the direction of Carl Dickey. He is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University. He has been the Director of Bands since 2017. Under his direction, the band has had several accomplishments including:
- Competed in several HISD music events (marching and concert band)
- Best Visiting Band at Fiesta Flambeau Parade in San Antonio, TX. (2018)
- 2nd Place finish at MLK Battle of the Bands (2019)
- Featured in music videos by Houston Rap artist Freon Icy Cold and Gospel Artist Robert Hawkins
- Made appearance in the movie One Crazy Christmas.
- Several members have received music scholarships to college band programs such as Texas College, Langston University, Grambling University, Texas Southern University, and Prairie View A&M University