Mr. Allen is in his twenty-seventh year of teaching and in his twentieth 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 Band.
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 23 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.
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