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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

2016-2017 KM4B

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Band Booster Board of Directors

Meet our 2016-2017 KBB Officers (l-r):

  Donald Rozum, Assoc. Treasurer;

  Kristen Russell, Secretary;

  Aimee Moore, VP;

  Karen Morrison, Assoc. Treasurer;

  Lisa Speckert, President;

  Chuck Debenon, Treasurer

Kingwood Band Directors

Kingwood Band Council

Bethany Hellmers - President

Lode Croo Leaders (What is lode Croo?)

Left to right:  Daniel Moreland (Capt.), Taylor Hendrick (Lieutenant), Eric Guidry (Captain), Tiger Morrison (Lieutenant), Tyler Crump (Captain)

Drum Majors

Liv Velvin and Justin Colby

Drill Leaders

Lily Kuhlman, Christian Applegate,
Adrian Fisk, Whitney LeSueur

Flag Line Captain

Lauren Edwards

Section Leaders

Trumpet Section Leaders

Isabel Bauhs   
Not pictured:  Andrew Rozum &
Dominik Izydorczck.

French horn Section Leader

Ellen Russell

Alto Saxophone Section Leader

Lance Velvin & Chad Cheatham

Flute Section Leaders

Bryanna Matschiner & Holly Walker

Clarinet Section Leaders

Chase Cheatham & Nicole Meriano

Trombone Section Leader

Reece Wilshire

Tuba Section Leader

Adam Ramirez

Euphonium Section Leader

Landon Speckert

Drumline Captain

David Fluker

Wally Mulhearn is currently in his fourth year as KHS Percussion Instructor and arranger.  A graduate of University of Louisiana – Monroe, he is also a 737 Captain and Check Airman for United Airlines Airlines. He spent  5 years as a snare drummer with the Houston Texans Bull Pen Pep Band, as well as being very involved with the Music Ministry at Woodridge Baptist Church, where he is percussionist and drummer. Mr. Mulhearn holds a longtime involvement in percussion and education: he has been a judge for Texas Color Guard Circuit Indoor Drumline Circuit and a percussion instructor and arranger at other Houston-area high schools for a number of years; and he has been a member of the Bayou City Blues Drum and Bugle Corps, the UL Monroe Marching Band, and the Memphis Blues Drum and Bugle Corps.

Krystle McAdams, a graduate of Hargrave High School in Huffman, Texas became the Flag Line Instructor in the spring of 2016. She has taken classes at Lee College in Baytown, Texas to begin pursuing her Associate Degree for nursing, which she plans to complete at Lone Star College Kingwood. From 2012 to present, she has been a caregiver for special needs children and the elderly. She has three years of previous color guard experience with the HHS Falconette Drill Team, where she maintained the position of Field Captain for two of those years. Ms. McAdams was responsible for team, trio, and solo choreography in the spring competition months. After graduating, she continued to help choreograph for individual students. When she is not working with the flag line, she enjoys spending time with God, dancing, and being artistic.

KM4B Instructors

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2016-2017 Band Seniors

Krystle McAdams

Flag Line Instructor

2017 Seniors

BACK ROW:  (left to right) Eric Llewellyn, Lance Velvin, Adrian Fisk, Peyton Tish, Christian Applegate, Sam Scheufler, Daniel Moreland, Tyler Crump, Eric Guidry.

Row 4: Emily Marshall, Blake Cothron, Tyler Moore, Jacob Falcon, Reece Wilshire, Steven Hormann, tucker Whitmire, Natalie Crow, Jacob Schmidt, Amber Balow.

Row 3:  Dylan Kohlenberg, Kris Li, Kaylee Sheppard, Ally Poland, Bryanna Matschiner, Alexandra Hiney, Nick Wiedrich, Koren Wadenpfuhl, Nicole Meriano.

Row 2:  Alexa Hadden, Isabel Martinez, Josephina Kim, Justin Colby, Alexandra Adamoli, Lauren Edwards, Bethany Hellmers, Holly Walker, Peyton Wray, Landon Speckert.

Row 1.  Rachel Lemer, Suyash Gupta, Ellen Russell, Megan Calongne, Lily Kuhlman, Whitney LeSueur.

Not Pictured:  Andrew Rozum, Howard Evans, Katie Bourland, Kevin Abbott, Matthew Hanlin, Maria Mejia.


Tyler Moore

Flag Line

(Left to Right) Robin Hormann, Isabel Martinez, Emma Putnam, Emily Marshall, Lauren Edwards, Josephina Kim, Ashley Trotter.  Not pictured:  Rachel Shaw


Kaylee Walling

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.