Cheryl Floyd is in her seventeenth year as Director of Bands at Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas. Prior to her tenure at Hill Country, she served as Director of Bands at Murchison Middle School (also in Austin) for eight years. Musical organizations under her leadership have consistently been cited for musical excellence at both local contests and national invitational festivals.
Mrs. Floyd is recognized nationally for her educational and musical achievements at the middle school level. In 1990, the Murchison program was recipient of the coveted Sudler Cup Award presented to exemplary middle school band programs by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The Hill Country Middle School Band performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 1998 and again in 2006 under Mrs. Floyd's direction.
Mrs. Floyd routinely serves as a conductor on the University of Texas-Austin band camp faculty and has been a member of summer music faculties at Arkansas Tech University, Baylor University, Texas Lutheran University, Stephen F. Austin University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. She enjoys an active schedule as an adjudicator, clinician, author, and guest conductor throughout the United States, having served as one of the first women guest conductors of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC, in September, 1998.