DIRECTORS & STAFF
Stephen Bond has served as Director of Bands at Tompkins since the school opened in 2013. Prior to coming to Tompkins Mr. Bond served as an assistant band director at Morton Ranch High School, Santa Fe High School and Santa Fe Junior High School. He received his Bachelors of Music Education from Sam Houston State University and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University. Mr. Bond marched in the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps and is an alumnus of Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas. He is an active clinician and adjudicator and his professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmaster’s Association, Texas Music Adjudicator’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Bond currently resides in Katy with his wife Beth and two daughters Isabel and Evelyn.
Associate Band Director
Kenneth Brown will be joining the Tompkins High School band staff as an Associate Band Director for the 2022-2023 school year.
Mr. Brown has been teaching Texas high school bands for the past 15 years, including Kempner High School, Clear Springs High School, Cedar Park High School, and mostly recently at Pearland High School.
Mr. Brown has taught Drum Corps at The Troopers and marched with The Cadets performing with the baritone section. His primary instrument is the bassoon and he was an Ohio All-State musician; he still enjoys playing whenever time allows. He also holds a Masters of Music degree in instrumental conducting from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Music in music education from Youngstown State University.
Mr. Brown’s professional affiliations include The Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.
Associate Band Director
We are excited for Gino Hernandez to join our staff this 2022-2023 school year. His experience and talent will enrich our Falcon Band program.
Michael was born and raised in Minnesota. Attending Middle Tennessee State University, he studied music education under Lalo and Julie Davila, and Matt Jordan. While at MTSU, he played in numerous ensembles, including: world percussion, steel band, orchestra, symphony band, percussion ensemble, drumline, as well as teaching the MTSU drumline.
Michael was a member of the front ensemble and a drum major for The Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps. He played quads for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps earning The Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion in 2011. After aging out, he has worked with several corps, including: The Crossmen, The Blue Stars, The Colts, The Cavaliers, as well as Legacy Indoor Percussion and River City Rhythm.
Currently, he is on staff with The Blue Stars and Monarch Independent. Michael has spent the last several years teaching in many states, from, Minnesota, Tennessee, Indiana, and Texas.
Currently, Michael resides in Houston, TX, where he is a clinician, teacher, writer, as well as a performer. Michael is a proud endorser of Pearl/Adams and Innovative Percussion.