John Morrison

Past President

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 flutist at Cy-Fair High School, and her brother Brandon, a euphoniumist at the University of Texas at Austin.

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