Sachse Band

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Holly Taylor

Mrs. Taylor has been Director of Bands for Sachse High School since 2014. Prior to this, Mrs. Taylor was the Assistant Band Director and Color Guard Director at Lakeview Centennial High School for seven years. She has also taught previously at Naaman Forest High School, Webb Middle School and instructed Color Guards at Waxahachie, Midlothian, and Pampa High Schools.

Mrs. Taylor grew up in Pampa, Texas where she graduated from Pampa High School in 2001. While in high school, she was a 3-year member of the All-State Band. She went on to be a flute major at the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated cum laude in May of 2006.

She is married to Daniel Taylor, who is also a band director at Harrison Intermediate School in Wylie ISD. They are also the proud parents of an adorable boy.

Mrs. Taylor is a member of the Texas Music Educator’s Association, Texas Bandmaster’s Association, a Life Member of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority and an Honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.

Email: hctaylor@garlandisd.net
Office Phone: 972-414-7450, x63049

 

Kevin MacDonald

Mr. MacDonald joined Sachse High School as Assistant Band Director in 2015. Previously, he was the Assistant Band Director at Boiling Springs High School in Boiling Springs, South Carolina. Mr. MacDonald has also been a visual and brass instructor for White Knoll and River Bluff High Schools in Lexington, SC. Before attending TL Hanna High School in Anderson, SC, he grew up in Southern California.

Mr. MacDonald graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Music Education and a Certificate in Euphonium Performance. While at USC he was principal euphonium of the Wind Ensemble, section leader of the Carolina Marching Band, and participated in the University’s Jazz ensembles on trombone and guitar.

Being active in the Drum Corps activity, Mr. MacDonald performed with Carolina Crown in 2009, and as a soloist for the Blue Devils in 2011. The summer of 2014 he was on brass staff for the Boston Crusaders.
Mr. MacDonald is excited to be on this adventure with the Mustang Band and to be in the Great State of Texas!

 

 

John Robinson

Mr. Robinson has been an Assistant Band Director and Percussion Director with the Sachse Mustang Band Program since 2006. Prior to teaching at Sachse, Mr. Robinson taught at Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas and at Enid High School in Enid, Oklahoma. Students and ensembles under Mr. Robinson´s guidance have received numerous accolades including superior ratings, best in class awards and All Region, Area and State recognition.

Mr. Robinson graduated from Oklahoma State University where he studied applied percussion with Mr. Wayne Bovenschen and conducting with Dr. Joseph Missal. Mr. Robinson lives in Rockwall, Texas with his better half wife Darla and amazing children Kai and Jackson. The Robinson family has 2 miserable dogs, an indifferent cat, and Jackson has a tendency to capture many critters from around the neighborhood with short lived visitation rights.

Email: jmrobins@garlandisd.net
Office Phone: 972-414-7450, x63051

 

Taylor Tucker

Taylor Tucker

Taylor Tucker grew up in Mesquite, Texas. She graduated from the University of North Texas in the honors college with a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She spun in the colorguard and winterguard all four years at North Mesquite High School. In her first year of college, she marched in the UNT Green Brigade. She then marched White Gold Independent A and Open, and Black Gold Independent World. In 2015, she performed with Colorguard Theatre Dallas, which made open class finals at the Winterguard International World Championships in its inaugural year. In the summer of 2014, Ms. Tucker marched with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps which which received a placement in World Class finals. In 2016, she went on to march Cypress Independent Winterguard, making world class finals at WGI.  While in college, she was a tech for Lakeview Centennial high school from 2012 to 2014. She then became the head colorguard director at Naaman Forest High school from 2014 to 2015. This is her second year as the head colorguard director at Sachse. In a span of a year, the guard has received best colorguard at the Mesquite Marching Festival, and in the 2016 winter season the guard has received two first place trophies in both Regional A and Scholastic A in the North Texas Color Association competitive season. She is excited to keep growing the program here at Sachse High School.

Email: taylor.tucker@sachseband.org