Dustin is in his fourth year at Tomball Memorial. He conducts the Symphonic Band, is the lead sponsor for the Texas Future Music Educators chapter, and assists with all other facets of the band program, including the Jazz Ensemble and Full Orchestra. During his time at Tomball Memorial, the Symphonic Band has earned Sweepstakes ratings since it's inaugural UIL Concert & Sight Reading contest in spring 2013. Among his administrative duties for the Roarin' Blue Band, Dustin coordinates the private lesson program and completes entries, schedules, and coordinates accompanists for solo and ensemble contest.
Dustin's previous educational experience includes a year with Lindale Junior High in Lindale, Texas, three years with Beckendorff Junior High in Katy, Texas, and two years as the head director at El Campo Middle School in El Campo, Texas.
He holds a bachelor degree in music from Stephen F. Austin State University and several graduate hours from the University of Texas at Arlington. While in college, Dustin performed in many ensembles including marching band, jazz band, concert band, pit orchestra, full orchestra, pep band, saxophone quartet, and woodwind quintet. He has also performed on all of the woodwind instruments, taking applied lessons on each, and even marched a few years on mellophone.
He counts two performances at Carnegie Hall as a member of the National Wind Ensemble under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds as one of the many highlights of his college years. He also performed twice as a member of the National Intercollegiate Band, sponsored by Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Fraternity and Sorority, respectively.
When not at school, Dustin enjoys spending time with his dog, Jack, who frequently appears in the band hall by way of humorous anecdotes and the intermittent social media post. Dustin also performs as a member of the Houston Symphonic Band and the Houston Symphonic Saxes when his school schedule allows.
Dustin is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, is a Life Member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and is an Honorary Member of the National and Southwest District Chapters of Tau Beta Sigma.