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Band Directors

Andy Easton
Director of Bands
Fine Arts Department Chair
281-357-3230 X1108
andreweaston@tomballisd.net

Chris King

Asst. Band Director
Percussion Instructor
281-357-3230 ext. 1109
ChristopherKing@tomballisd.net

Dustin Brown

Assistant Director
281.357.3230 x1113
JohnBrown@tomballisd.net


Andy Easton was named Director of Bands at Tomball Memorial High School in January of 2011.  He conducts the Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, The Roarin’ Blue Band (TMHS Marching Band), TMHS Pit Orchestra, and co-conducts the Symphony Orchestra.  He also serves as Fine Arts Department Chairman.  Prior to his appointment at TMHS, Mr. Easton taught at Tomball High School and Waller High School.  He is a graduate of Katy High School where he performed under the baton of Bob Bryant.  Mr. Easton holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech University.  While at Texas Tech, he studied trumpet with Will Strieder and music education with Keith Bearden, and served as President of the Goin’ Band From Raiderland.
 
Mr. Easton is an active performer, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.  He is currently Principal Trumpet and Substitute Conductor of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Chancel Orchestra and Choir.  He has also performed as a member of the NFL Houston Texans Bull Pen Pep Band, the Houston Symphonic Band, and the Cypress Philharmonic.  During the summer, Mr. Easton also enjoys hosting student leadership seminars and teaching drum major camps.
 
Bands under Mr. Easton’s direction have earned several UIL Sweepstakes awards as well as many Best in Class and Outstanding Performance and Caption Awards.  In their short history, The TMHS Wind Symphony has advanced to the TMEA State Honor Band Contest and The Roarin’ Blue Band has competed at the Texas UIL State Marching Band Contest every year in which they have been eligible for advancement.
 
Mr. Easton has been a staff member with Voyageurs International Star of Texas Musical Ambassadors since its inception in 2008 and has traveled to Europe with this organization four times.  He is honored to be the conductor of the 2017 Star of Texas Concert Band.
 
Mr. Easton’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Fellowship of Christian Musicians, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity.
 
Mr. Easton resides in Tomball, TX with his wife Kim, an Art Teacher in Tomball ISD.  They are blessed with two musical daughters, Arden (oboe) and Kenna (percussion).
 


Chris King is in his sixth year at Tomball Memorial and twelfth year in Tomball ISD. He has been teaching percussion for 21 years in Texas public schools.  His duties include teaching all percussionists at Tomball Memorial HS, Willow Wood Jr. High, Northpointe Intermediate, and Oakcrest Intermediate. Besides being the Percussion specialist, he assists with all other facets of the band program for the TMHS cluster. 

Chris's previous teaching experience includes 4 years with the A&M Consolidated HS cluster in College Station, TX, 6 years as the head band director for Waller Jr. High in Waller, TX, and 6 years as percussion specialist for Tomball High School.
 
He holds a bachelor degree in music from Sam Houston State University and a master’s degree in education from Lamar University. While at SHSU Chris performed in many ensembles including marching band, jazz band, wind ensemble, full orchestra, and percussion ensemble. 

Chris has had the privilege to perform with many professional groups and artists including the Sky Ryders Drum & Bugle Corps, the NFL Texans Bull Pen Pep Band, Shania Twain, and Keith Urban to name a few.  He was also on the staff with Percussion One, a non-profit percussion ensemble in the Houston area, for 8 years.

Chris is a member of the Board of Directors for Monarch Arts Education acting as treasurer.  Monarch Independent is an indoor percussion group that competes locally in the TCGC circuit and nationally at WGI every year. Monarch was the 4th place Open finalist at the WGI World Championships in 2016.

Chris is married to Christine who is also a band director.  She teaches at Kleb Intermediate in Klein ISD.  They have 3 kids Ellie age 14, Zakary age 10, and Micah age 8. They also have 4 cats Angel, Avery, Thor, and Turbo.

Chris is an educational endorser for Innovative Percussion Inc. and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Percussive Arts Society.


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