DIRECTORS & STAFF

STEPHEN BOND

Director

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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.

KEN BROWN

Associate Band Director

Ken Brown is joining our staff for the 2022-2023 school year. We are happy to add such a talented musician and director to our Falcon Band!

Gino Hernandez

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 Spooner

Percussion Director

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.

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