2017 TBA SPONSORS
The Texas Bandmasters Association Board of Directors is comprised of professional band directors / administrators from across the state of Texas. The Board is responsible
for the administration of all activities of the association. The Board convenes four times a year to discuss, guide, and implement the goals of the association.
B.M.E. Baldwin-Wallace College
M.M. Southern Methodist University
Jeff King is currently the Director of Fine Arts and Enrichment for the Irving Independent School District where he oversees band, choir, orchestra, mariachi, elementary music, theater arts, visual arts, dance, cheerleading, physical education and health.
Prior to this position, Mr. King was a Texas band director for 31 years. His last 26 years were in the Duncanville Independent School District. Mr. King was the Director of Bands for the Duncanville ISD for 5 years where he oversaw the instrumental program for the district and conducted the Wind Ensemble. Mr. King has had the privilege of teaching at all levels of band in the Duncanville School District. In 2008, Mr. King was co-conductor of the Wind Ensemble, which was selected as the State Honor Band for 5A high school bands. While teaching at the middle school level, Mr. King’s bands advanced to the Texas Honor Band finals four times. Mr. King’s concert bands have achieved superior ratings in concert and sight-reading for the past 28 years.
Prior to teaching in Duncanville, he taught in the Irving ISD (Irving HS & Sam Houston MS) and Dallas ISD (Skyline HS).
Mr. King has co-authored a band warm-up and technique book entitled Foundations for Superior Performance and The Complete Instrument Reference Guide for Band Directors. These texts are widely used throughout North America, Australia, Japan and China.
He has presented workshops in over 25 states, as well as, Australia and Canada. In 2007, Mr. King was the Chief Adjudicator for the Melbourne Band Festival held in Melbourne, Australia. In the summer of 2011, Mr. King traveled to China to present clinics to band directors and students across the country.
Jeff King earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, studying trumpet with James Darling (Cleveland Orchestra) and Mary Squire (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra). He earned a Masters in Trumpet Performance degree, studying with Thomas Booth (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), from Southern Methodist University.
His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Music Administrators Conference, Texas Art Education Association, Texas Dance Educators Association, Texas Educational Theatre Association, Texas Theatre Administrators Conference, National Association for Music Educators, National Band Association, and the honorary music fraternity Phi Beta Mu.
Chico Portillo is beginning his fifth year as the Coordinator of Fine Arts for
the Pflugerville Independent School District. During his twenty-one years of teaching,
the students in his bands consistently maintained a high level of excellence as they
received U.I.L Sweepstakes and "Best in Class" awards for both marching and concert
performance. Under his leadership, the Connally Marching Band competed in the
biannual UIL 4A State Marching Contest finals from 2003-2007, earning the bronze
medal in 2003 and a silver medal in 2007. In 2006 -07, Mr. Portillo was named Teacher
of the Year at John B. Connally High School.
Mr. Portillo is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Administrators Conference, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the honorary fraternity Phi Beta Mu. He has served on numerous UIL committees and is an active clinician, consultant and adjudicator around the state and country. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied saxophone performance with Harvey Pittel. In addition, he holds a Masters of Education degree from Concordia University.
John Morrison serves as the Coordinator of Secondary Music for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Mr.
Morrison holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston and a Masters in
Education Administration degree from Lamar University.
Prior to his appointment as Coordinator of Secondary Music, Mr. Morrison held positions at Sugar Land Middle School, Cypress Falls High School and Hamilton Middle School. While an assistant band director at Cypress Falls HS, members of his second bands participated with great success at all levels of student performance, including the placement of students in the TMEA All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Bands. Additionally, as an assistant director, the Cypress Falls HS band program was a regular participant in the UIL State Marching Contest, and performed as invited ensembles for the Bands of America National Concert Band and Percussion Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), the inaugural Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Conference, and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Under his direction, the Hamilton Middle School band program grew from 250 members to 365 members.
In 2010, Mr. Morrison was selected as the Hamilton Middle School "Spotlight Teacher". His middle school and high school bands were perennial University Interscholastic League Sweepstakes winners.
Currently Mr. Morrison serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Bandmasters Association. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Phi Beta Mu International Band Directors Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi, and an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma. Mr. Morrison previously served as the TMEA Region 27 Band Division Chairman. He continues to serve as a clinician and an adjudicator in the Houston area.
Mr. Morrison's wife, Dena, is a 5th grade math and science teacher at Black Elementary in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. In 2011, Dena was selected as the "Spotlight Teacher" for Black Elementary. They have two children, Rebecca, a 6th grade flutist, and her brother Brandon, a 10th grade euphonium player.
Phillip L. Clements is the Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities at Texas
A&M University in Commerce, Texas. In this role, Mr. Clements serves as conductor
of the wind ensemble, teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting, and guides
the instrumental area within the Department of Music. Prior to his appointment in 2008,
Mr. Clements served on the faculties of the University of Miami, University of Texas at
Arlington, the University of North Texas and taught in the public schools at Lake Highlands
High School in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Clements’ concert ensembles have performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the College Band Directors National Association Southwest Division Conference and in New York’s Carnegie Hall. From 2005 until 2008 he served as the Associate Conductor of the Greater Miami Symphonic Band in Miami, Florida. A proponent of new quality music for wind band, he has been involved in commissions and premieres by prominent composers such as David Maslanka, Libby Larson, Bob Mintzer, Bradley Bodine, David Sampson, James Syler as well as regional premieres of works by Michael Colgrass and Donald Grantham. He has collaborated with numerous guest artists and composers including Craig Morris, Thomas Hooten, John Marcellus, Allen Vizzutti, David Maslanka and Michael Daugherty.
He is in continuous demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for ensembles across the United States. He is in continuous demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for ensembles across the United States. In addition, Mr. Clements has authored articles for the Instrumentalist, Southwestern Musician and Fanfare magazines and lectured at numerous state conferences across the Southwest including the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. He has also contributed to the GIA series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band.
Also fluent in the area of marching band, Mr. Clements’ marching bands have been featured as the exhibition group at numerous Bands of America Regional Contests, State Marching Contests in both Texas and Florida, and at the prestigious Bands of America Grand Nationals Championships in Indianapolis. As a drill designer he has written over one hundred and seventy commissioned contest shows for marching bands across the country.
Mr. Clements holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of North Texas. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and College Band Director’s National Association and is an elected member of the Phi Beta Mu honorary bandmaster’s fraternity.
Director of Bands/Jazz Studies Sandra Day O’Connor HS
Roland Sandoval studied Music Education at Texas Lutheran University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a recipient of a Masters Degree in Education from Our Lady of the Lake University. He has been a Texas band director in the award winning programs in the Kingsville and Hondo ISD's. He returned to San Antonio as a band director at John Jay HS. Roland is currently serving as the Director of Bands at Sandra Day O'Connor High School in the Northside School District. His duties include serving as Associate Conductor of all 4 concert bands, 2 jazz ensembles & jazz combo. He has also been the music arranger and drill designer for the award winning 340 member O'Connor "Panther" Marching Band.
Roland has been on the summer faculty of several band, leadership and drum major camps. His service includes being the TMEA All State Concert Bands saxophone section teacher for 4 years and from 2003-2014 he was the Organizer for the TMEA All State Jazz Ensemble. He has been the Vice President of the TMEA Region 11 and currently serves as Jazz Division Chairman. He served as President of Region 11 for 10 years. From 2003-2009 Mr. Sandoval was the Vice President of the Texas Chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education and just finished his term as the Executive Director of the Texas Jazz Educators Association. Roland continues to be active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas in the marching, jazz, and concert arenas. He has been selected as a TMEA All Region Conductor/Clinician in Region 5, 12, 14, 15, 22, 26, 28, ATSSB Region 11 & 12, and for the SAISD All Region Concert & Jazz All City Bands.
Concert bands, jazz ensembles and marching bands that Mr. Sandoval has been associated with have consistently earned UIL "Sweepstakes" honors for 24 years including superior ratings and Best In Class Honors at various festivals throughout Texas and Colorado. Significant honors include the 2007, 2009 OHS Jazz Ensemble I & Combo being invited and featured at the North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison Texas, the 2007, 2009, 2011 O’Connor Symphonic Winds being selected as the TMEA Region 11 Honor Band winner and Area Finalist and the 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014 O’Connor “Panther” Marching Band qualifying for the UIL 5A & 6A Texas State Marching Band Contest. In 2014 the Panther Marching Band was the UIL Area G Marching Champions. The O’Connor Band and Jazz Ensemble have also served as a demonstration ensemble at both TMEA & TBA Conventions. Roland also continues to perform professionally throughout the San Antonio area. His professional affiliations include TMEA, TBA, TMAA, TJEA, PASIC, Who's Who Among American Teachers, and Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity. He is a proud 2009 Inductee of Phi Beta Mu. In 2015 Mr. Sandoval was elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Allen is in his twenty-fourth year of teaching and in his nineteenth year
at Franklin H.S. working with his colleague, Mr. Bruce Beach. Mr. Allen
directs the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band Two, and assists with the Wind
Symphony, Concert Band, Winter Guard, and the Star of the West Marching
Mr. Allen has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Bandmasters Association. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association where he has served as Region Vice President, Region President, and most recently as Region Band Chairman. Other affiliations include the professional Band Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu, where he serves as Area A Representative, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.
Mr. Allen is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the school year and does numerous leadership and drum major camps during the summer. He and his wife, Ruth, have been married for 20 years and reside in El Paso. She is a successful middle school band director and they have two wonderful children, Lauren and Christopher, who both share a love for music.
Steven Moore currently serves as the Director of Bands for Lindale ISD. His duties include the
supervision of all bands for the district and the management of the Lindale ISD Performing Arts Center.
Mr. Moore began his 27th year teaching career in Lindale as the assistant director from 1990-93, head middle school director from 1993-96, and as Director of Bands for Lindale ISD from 1996 to present. He and his wife Monica have been married for 26 years and have two daughters: Jami and Kaci.
Mr. Moore is a 1985 graduate of Jacksonville High School where he was a student of Bob Parsons and principal trumpet in the 1985 TMEA 4A State Honor Band. He received a Bachelor of Music Education in 1989 from Stephen F. Austin State University, studying with both Mel Montgomery and John Whitwell, and a Master of Education from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1995.
Mr. Moore is an active clinician and adjudicator and his bands have consistently received UIL first division ratings, have been UIL State Marching Band participants, OPS runner-up and winner in 2005 and 2006, TMEA Honor Band finalists, and in 2007 performed at the TMEA Clinic and Convention as the TMEA 3A State Honor Band. In addition, the Lindale Band was selected as the Texas Bandmasters Association Exemplary High School Band in 2008.
His professional affiliations include TBA, TMEA, ATSSB, NAMMB, TMAA, and the International Bandmasters fraternity, Phi Beta Mu. He is also an Eagle Scout and serves and worships at Lindale First Baptist Church.
During his career, Mr. Moore has had the good fortune to serve the directors and students of Texas at many levels. He currently serves on the TBA Board of Directors at Past President and served as President in 2016. In addition, he serves as Vice President of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu and is the Region XXI TMEA Band Division Chairman. Service to other associations include ATSSB President in 2006, and President of the National Association of Military Marching Bands in 2004.
Michael Brashear assumed the position of Texas Bandmasters Association Executive Director in
September, 2008. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the operation of TBA including
management of the association’s office located in San Antonio. Mr. Brashear works with the
Board of Directors to present the annual TBA Clinic/Convention which is the largest convention
of its kind for band directors. TBA also presents professional growth outreach sessions for band
directors throughout the year. Other responsibilities include serving as editor of the association’s
publication The Bandmasters Review. Mr. Brashear served on the TBA Board of Directors from
1998 to 2004 and was President of TBA in 2003.
Prior to this position, Mr. Brashear was the Director of Fine Arts for the Richardson ISD. Before serving in this role, Mr. Brashear completed his thirtieth year as a band director and his thirteenth year as Director of Bands at L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson. Before his tenure in Richardson, Mr. Brashear taught in the Cypress-Fairbanks, Spring Branch, and Irving public schools. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Tarleton State University and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas.
Bands under Mr. Brashear’s leadership have won many awards, including selection as “Best in Class” at numerous festivals, selection as finalists in the Texas Music Educators State Honor Band competitions, and selection as finalists in the Texas State Marching Contest. In December 2000, the Berkner Band performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. In 2005, the Berkner Band was presented the prestigious Sudler Flag of Honor.
In 1998, Mr. Brashear was one of fifteen teachers in Texas to win the UIL-Southwestern Bell Sponsor Excellence Award, and one of eight Richardson ISD teachers awarded the RISE Foundation “Excellence in Teaching” award. He is an active member of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu. In 2004, he was honored by being elected to membership in the American Bandmasters Association. In 2006, Mr. Brashear was further honored by being awarded the TBA Meritorious Achievement Award. Michael and his wife Priscilla, a retired Richardson ISD music teacher, reside in Spring Branch. Their daughter, Sarah, is a student at the University of Texas in Austin. Their son, Robert, is an elementary PE teacher in Katy ISD where he resides with his wife, Leah and children Cecilia and Ryder.
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