• 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
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