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Destry Balch, a graduate of University of North Texas in Denton, became the KHS band director in the summer of 2004. Previous to this, he was the Kingwood 9th grade director from 2001 through 2004. He has also worked in the communities of Van, Spring Hill and Lufkin, all of which are in Texas. He is married to Nita and together they have five children - Tony who is an Army Vet and is presently at home and working, Samuel who is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, Aubrey who is an Army Medic and has just returned from her second Afghanistan deployment, Matthew R and Matthew B who are both in college. Other than being a full time husband and father, he also likes to garden and fish, and he is a lifelong student of the Biblical Scripture. When band is in full swing, there is not much time for hobbies other than his faith, his family and band.

Who’s Who in Band (‘18-19)

2018-2019 KM4B

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Kingwood Band Directors

Kingwood Band Council

President

Emily Pogue

Lode Croo Leaders (What is lode Croo?)

Hayden Andrews, Daxon Maranto, David Stepanenko, David Seargeant

Drum Majors

Grant Doyle and Emily Anaya

Drill Leaders

Rachelle Wilshire, Isabel Bauhs, Sean Jeansonne, Gabby East, and Nawaal Ahmad

Flag Line Captain

Not pictured:

Robin Hormann

Section Leaders

Alto Saxophone Section Leaders

Sara Kramer, Aaron Canales, Abby Afdahl

Clarinet Section Leaders

Alyssa Rodriguez, Andrew Wilson, Caitlin Ometzberger

Euphonium Section Leaders

Parker Hearn, Tim Bates

Flute Section Leader

Sophie Thibodeaux

Double Reed

Section Leader

 Megan Russell

Bass Clarinet Section Leader

 Shelby Smith

Tenor Sax Section Leader

Ben Sidwell

Trumpet Section Leaders

Daniel Holubec, Avery Balow, Amelia Alanis

Trombone Section Leaders

Boting Lu, Kyra Obebroeckling, Lourdes Cupples

Kim Jones & Alec Lloyd

KM4B Marching Techs

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2018-2019 Band Seniors

Historian

Jake Moore

Flag Line

From top left to right: Elisabeth Cappon, Natalie Cleverly, Kaylee Walling, Jane Moore, Lindsey Ford, Mariela Guidry, Erin Doyle, Slylar Kelly.  Not pictured:  Robin Hormann

Librarians

Alexis Leach & Caraline Alston

Tyler Morrison, a graduate of Lee University in

Cleveland, Tennessee became the KHS assistant band director in the summer of 2016. Before moving to Texas he was the United Christian Academy’s middle school band founder and director from 2014 to 2016. While in Tennessee, he worked closely with various large band programs and assisted as their marching tech and private lesson instructor. His students have received many awards on their instruments including college scholarships, admittance into the Tennessee All-State Band, Governor’s School and District Honor Band. Outside of directing the KHS band, he enjoys prayer, worship, kayaking, and other various outdoor activities. 

Secretaries

Sean Wilson & Delaney Novak

VP Administration

Danica Flood

2018-19 Leadership Team

From Top left to right:

Boting Lu, Sean Jeansonne, Hayden Andrews, Asher Thorn, Bennett Wehr, Hussein Turfe, Andrew Wilson, Tim Bates, Avery Balow, Trevor DeBenon, Ben Sidwell, Daniel Holubec, Aaron Canales, Kyra Oberbroeckling, Sean Wilson, Dawson Droll, David Seargeant, Parker Hearn, Emily Owens, Shelby Smith, Caitlin Ometzberger, Grant Doyle, Makayla Albert, David Stepanenko, Daxon Maranto, Isabel Bauhs, Sophie Thibodeaux, Megan Russell, Danica Flood, Rachelle Wilshire, Caraline Alston, Emily Pogue, Gabby East, Lorrie Pritchett, Kaylee Walling, Nawaal Ahmad, Alexis Leach, Sarah Kramer, Alyssa Rodriguez, Abby Afdahl, Ryland Brinson, Amelia Alanis, Delaney Novak, Lourdes Cupples, Emily Anaya, Jake Moore

Not pictured:

Tuba Section Leader

Hussein Turfe

Drum Line

Bennett Wehr, Trevor DeBenon, Lorrie Pritchett, Emily Owens, Asher Thorn

Drum Line Captain

Asher Thorn

VP Kaylee Walling

(Not pictured)