The mission of the Bowie Middle School Orchestra is to cultivate a passion for fine arts and encourage every student to achieve their highest musical potential. The Goal is to create a well rounded musician individually and to build the most successful middle school orchestral ensemble that Amarillo has ever seen.
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Director Fabian Saldana
Fabian Saldaña started out as a violin student in the Amarillo ISD orchestra program while attending Glenwood elementary school. He continued his education at Bowie MS, and graduated from Caprock HS in 2003. In 2007 he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University, studying with Dr. Kirsten Yon. While in Lubbock he was involved with the LISD middle school orchestra programs assisting with sectionals and private lessons. In 2008 he became the choir director at Bowie MS and in 2009 he moved into the orchestra position. Mr. Saldaña is also the 2nd violin sectional coach for the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra here in Amarillo. In the summer of 2009 he started a chamber string orchestra; he has his own private violin studio, and is a member of Quartetto Inverno, a local string quartet made up of friends who enjoy playing music. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Orchestra Directors Association. Mr. Saldaña feels very privileged to be working in the Caprock cluster where he got his start and love for music.