In the spring of 2004 Mr. Lucita was selected as the Director of Bands at Lehman High School. Lehman is a 4A high school, in Kyle Texas with a total enrollment of 2300 students. It opened its doors officially on August 17th, 2004. Mr. Lucita is responsible for conducting the Wind Ensemble and all Administrative duties within the Lehman Instrumental Music department and it’s feeder programs.
Mr. Lucita is currently in his 20th year of teaching in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. He was previously the Associate Director at Jack C. Hays High School for 10 years, where his duties included conducting the Hays High School Symphonic Band I, Hays High School Jazz Ensemble, assisting with the Pride of Rebel Country Marching Band, and assisting with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band II, and Symphonic Band III. He has served as the TMEA Region XVIII Band Division Chair; a position he held for 6 years.
Before coming to the Hays CISD in 1994 Mr. Lucita was the assistant director at Calhoun High School in Port Lavaca, Texas from 1992-1994. Prior to that, he was the assistant director, for one year, at West Columbia High School outside of Lake Jackson, Texas.
Mr. Lucita received his Masters Degree in Education Administration from Texas State University. He received his Bachelor Degree in Music Education from the Southwest Texas State University School of Music where he served as Drum Major of the Bobcat Marching Band. He began his secondary education as an undergraduate by attending Southeastern Louisiana University located in Hammond, Louisiana.
Under his direction Mr. Lucita’s bands have accomplished many distinguishing honors. Three performances in the Texas UIL State Marching Band Championship Prelims, two performances in the Texas UIL State Marching Band Championship Finals, have been awarded numerous UIL Sweepstakes Awards and have been selected Outstanding in Class or Champion at invitational Concert and Marching Festivals. His bands have had the honor of performing in venues in England, Ireland, Hawaii, New York, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and Louisiana. In addition Mr. Lucita has been the host for the Central Texas Regional Marching Festival, UIL Area D Marching Festival, TMEA Region 14 & 18 All-Region Band Clinic/Concerts, TMEA Region 18 State Honor Band Regional Taping, UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest (Texas State University site), UIL Region 18 Solo and Ensemble Contest, UIL Region 14 & 18 Concert and Sight-Reading, and the TMF Invitational Concert Festival.
Mr. Lucita is an active adjudicator throughout the state Texas. He has had the honor of judging HS Marching Band at the Texas UIL Region and Area levels as well as UIL Concert and Sight-reading for both High School and Middle School Ensembles and has served as judge for numerous invitational festivals. He is a member of TMAA, TMEA, TBA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi. Mr. Lucita has performed as a Trumpet player in the ITG (International Trumpet Guild), as a member of both the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra and Brazosport Jazz Orchestra. In addition he has performed as a member of the French Horn section with the Austin Symphonic Band under the direction of Mr. Dick Floyd. His hobbies include playing golf (better stated as losing golf balls), SCUBA diving and tinkering in computer networking. He has been married to his wife Karen for 20 years and has a daughter, Mia, who was born July 3rd, 2002.