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Eric Eaks

College Station HS Head Band Director

Eric Eaks is currently in his 5th year as the Head Band Director at College Station High School. Before coming to College Station, Mr. Eaks was an assistant band director for one year at William H. Taft High School in San Antonio, TX. Before Taft, Mr. Eaks taught at O'Connor High School in Helotes, TX for four years. At O'Connor High School, Mr. Eaks team taught and conducted all concert bands along with The Panther Marching Band. Mr. Eaks was also the instrumental Music Director and Conductor for "The Music Man", "Guys and Dolls", "Beauty and the Beast", and "West Side Story".

Before Sandra Day O'Connor High School Mr. Eaks completed a Master of Music Degree in Conducting at the University of Oklahoma in May 2007. Some of his responsibilities at The University of Oklahoma included: conducting all concert bands, drill design and instruction of The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, director of the Sooner Showmen Basketball Band, and instructor of the beginning instruments lab class for undergraduate students.

Prior to coming to The University of Oklahoma, Mr. Eaks served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Harlingen South High School in Harlingen Texas. Responsibilities at Harlingen South High School included: director of the concert band, low brass specialist, and assistant marching band instructor.

Prior to Harlingen, Mr. Eaks received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Texas Tech University in December of 2002 and holds all-level certification for the state of Texas. While at Texas Tech, Mr. Eaks was a member of "The Goin Band from Raiderland", Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Men's Chorale, and The Court Jesters. Along with his performing opportunities, Mr. Eaks was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and held the office of Vice President for one year.

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Jon Seale

College Station HS Assistant Band Director
Percussion Director
Jazz Band Director

Jon Seale is currently in his 4th year as the Assistant Director of Bands and Percussion Director at College Station HS. He is also the Jazz Band Director. Prior to CSHS, Mr. Seale was the Assistant Band Director for 6 years at A&M Consolidated Middle School and Beginner Band Director for 2 years at Cypress Grove Intermediate School.

Mr. Seale received his Bachelors of Music in Education (BM Ed.) in 2003 from West Texas A&M University in 2005 also from WTAMU. He has had the opportunity to study Percussion under Dr. Susan Tariq and conducting with Dr. Gary Garner and Mr. Donald Lefevre. As a student he performed with the WTAMU Drumline, Percussion Ensembles, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra and the Amarillo Symphony and Opera.

During his graduate studies, Mr. Seale assisted with the Percussion Ensembles, conducted the Jazz Band II and was Instructor/Arranger for the WT Drumline. He also taught privately for grades 6 through 12 in the Canyon and Amarillo ISD's.

Mr. Seale is an active clinician, adjudicator, composer, arranger and performer in Texas. His professional affiliations include Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Bandmaster's Association (TBA), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. He is an Educator Endorser for Innovative Percussion Products and regularly composes and arranges Percussion Music for various marching bands through Eric Rath Music.

Mr. Seale and his wonderful wife Kristen have been happily married since 2004. They welcomed their son Peter in May 2010 and their daughter Faith in May 2012. In his free time, Jon enjoys playing golf, working around the house, playing with the dogs, Brady and Sabian, and hanging out with Kristen and friends and family.

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Greg Montgomery

College Station MS Head Band Director

Greg Montgomery is currently in his 9th year as the Head Band Director at College Station Middle School.

Mr. Montgomery attended West Texas State University which was shortly there-after renamed to West Texas A&M University. While there he received his bachelors degree in Music Education and then his Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in conducting. During his time at WTAMU he played one season as a member of the Amarillo Symphony and taught lessons for Amarillo ISD, as well as numerous other surrounding cities. He began his formal teaching career as an assistant director at Midland High School. After one year at MHS he moved to San Jacinto JH where he help to revive the program and bring it back to success.

After two short years at San Jacinto he moved to Amarillo to be near his "wife to be" Kelly Mowrey. He taught at Bowie Middle School for five years. While there he rebuilt a struggling program and achieved a level of success never before realized at that campus, earning multiple first divisions at UIL contest, and festivals in the surrounding area.

A year after the birth of his first child he moved to Montgomery Texas, in Montgomery county where he taught at Montgomery JH (you can't make that up). He took over a young but growing program at the Junior high where the band earned its first and second sweepstakes ratings in the history of the school.

After four years in Montgomery he was lured to College Station by friends Michael Dixon, Tim King and Jon & Kristen Seale where he is currently the band director at College Station Middle School or CSMS. During his time at CSMS the band has grown into three ensembles which consistently earn sweepstakes ratings. The program also continues to have steady growth.

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Zane Taylor

College Station MS Assistant Band Director

Zane Taylor is in his first year as Assistant Band Director at College Station Middle School.

Mr. Taylor attended Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.  During that time he served as percussion instructor for multiple area junior high and high schools.  Among his college highlights were a year with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps; multiple opportunities to perform with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and the honor of being a charter member of the Texas Tech Steel Drum Ensemble.

Near-completion of a Master’s Degree in Museum Science was blissfully interrupted by marriage to his now-wife of 21 years, Kimberly, and acceptance of his first teaching position as Assistant Director of Bands at historic Lubbock High School in Lubbock, Texas.  

Three years at Lubbock High were followed by the last 19 years as Associate Director of Bands at Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas.  This was time enough to witness multiple Sweepstakes for the program overall, as well as a string of First Division ratings for Mr. Taylor and the Bryan High Symphonic Band and multiple awards for excellence in marching percussion.  He is particularly proud of his roles in establishing the first-ever steel drum and competitive indoor percussion ensembles in the Brazos Valley, in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

He is prouder still of his role as ‘Dad’- first to Noah, in 2002, and next to Zoe, in 2004.  Noah is starting his high school career as- among other things- a percussionist in the CSHS Cougar Band.  Zoe is currently an 8th grader at CSMS, playing clarinet. 

Though sad to leave the amazing students of the Viking Band, Mr. Taylor is among friends with Mr. & Mrs. Montgomery, Mr. & Mrs. Seale, Mr. Dixon and Mr. Eaks. And, given that Mrs. Taylor is beginning her 11th year as music specialist at South Knoll Elementary, the Taylor Family is at once all together again in CSISD.

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Michael Dixon

Pecan Trail Intermediate Band Director

Michael Dixon is currently in his 1st year as the band director at Pecan Trail Intermediate.

Prior to coming to Pecan Trail, Mr. Dixon was Head Band Director at A&M Consolidated Middle School for 13 years and assistant band director at CSMS for two years. Under the direction of Mr. Dixon the AMCMS Cat Band had received first division awards and best in class for the Blinn College and American Classic music festivals. AMCMS Bands had been awarded a superior rating in sight reading consistently for 11 years and had been awarded a sweepstakes award for 8 years and counting. As well as teaching in College Station, he has taught for Blinn College as the applied horn instructor.

Michael received his Bachelors of Music in Education (BM Ed.) in 2002 from West Texas A&M University and his Masters in Music (M.M) in 2012 from Stephen F. Austin State University. He had the opportunity in college to study horn under Ron Lemon and conducting with Dr. Gary Garner.

Along with teaching, Mr. Dixon holds the 3rd horn chair with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, performs with the Bryan Theatre Company and regularly gigs around town during the holiday seasons. Before coming to the Brazos Valley he was assistant horn with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra for two years.

Professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the Texas Bandmaster’s Association (TBA).

In his free time Michael is active at Living Hope Baptist Church, playing golf, and traveling during the summers.

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Kelly Montgomery

Cypress Grove Intermediate Band Director

Kelly Montgomery is currently in her 4th year as Band Director at Cypress Grove Intermediate School.

Mrs. Montgomery attended West Texas A&M University where she studied with Dr. Gary Garner and Dr. Joseph Cox. While there she performed in the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and was a member of Glissando Trombone Quartet. Mrs. Montgomery also taught private trombone lessons for Canyon ISD and Amarillo ISD. Prior to graduating with a Bachelors of Music in Education in 2000, Mrs. Montgomery was offered a position as Assistant Director at Amarillo High School in August of 1999 and remained there for 4 years. In 2003 she accepted the position of Head Director at Crockett Middle School. A year after the birth of their first child in 2004, the Montgomery's relocated to Montgomery, TX to be closer to family. Mrs. Montgomery taught private brass lessons for 3 years before returning to band directing for 1 year at Willow Wood Jr High in Tomball. In 2009 the family moved to College Station and Mrs. Montgomery again resumed teaching private lessons on all the wind instruments for the past 5 years.

The Montgomery's have been married since 2002 and have 2 boys - Jack and Matthew. They enjoy spending time with friends and watching baseball.

Mrs. Montgomery's professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

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