Jim Cathey is the head band director at Floresville High School and Director of Bands for Floresville ISD. He began playing the clarinet at age ten and is a graduate of Odessa High School in Odessa, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Texas State University, where he studied clarinet with Rowie Durden, Bob Spring, and Doug Storey. He also has a Master of Arts in Music from West Texas A&M University, where he studied conducting with Dr. Gary Garner. Jim’s lovely wife, Kimberly, is a member of the band’s flute section.