High School Band Director
2020 begins my 16th year as a music educator, and 3rd year as Director of Bands for Rains ISD. I am so proud of the wonderful students here at Rains! Last year our high school students earned the UIL Sweepstakes Award for the first time in school history! I am looking forward to another great year here at Rains ISD. Previous to Rains, I served as Director of Bands for Palestine ISD in Palestine, Texas. While at Palestine, the band program almost doubled in size and the PHS band earned the UIL Sweepstakes Award for Superior Rated Marching Band, Concert Band, and Sight Reading. I have also served as Director of Bands for Community ISD, and Assistant Band Director for Pine Tree ISD, Kaufman ISD, and Redwater ISD.
Master of Music (2014) Stephen F. Austin State University
Bachelor of Music (2004) Henderson State University
I am a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Association of Texas Small School Bands, Texas Bandmasters, and Percussive Arts Society.
This is my third year at Rains ISD. I will be teaching high school and junior high band.
My wife Dana is a Mathematics Professor at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. Our youngest kids, Daniel and Nova, attend school here at Rains ISD. We also have two grown kids! Taylor lives in Georgia and Bret is our new Junior High Band Director here at Rains ISD.