Andy Easton was named Director of Bands at Tomball Memorial High School in January of 2011. He conducts the Wind Symphony, Concert Band II, Jazz Band Class, The Roarin’ Blue Band (TMHS Marching Band), TMHS Pit Orchestra, and co-conducts the Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Fine Arts Department Chairman. In 2014 and 2018, Mr. Easton was selected as a Tomball Memorial A+ Teacher of the Year. He was also named as a Tomball Memorial High School Most Valuable Teacher in 2019. Prior to his appointment at TMHS, Mr. Easton taught at Tomball High School and Waller High School. He is a graduate of Katy High School where he performed under the baton of Bob Bryant. Mr. Easton holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, he studied trumpet with Will Strieder and music education with Keith Bearden, and served as President of the Goin’ Band From Raiderland.
Mr. Easton is an active performer, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator. He is currently Principal Trumpet and Assistant Conductor of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Chancel Orchestra and Choir. He has also performed as a member of the NFL Houston Texans Bull Pen Pep Band, the Houston Symphonic Band, and the Cypress Philharmonic. During the summer, Mr. Easton also enjoys hosting student leadership seminars and teaching drum major camps.
Bands under Mr. Easton’s direction have earned several UIL Sweepstakes awards, many Best in Class and Outstanding Performance and Caption Awards, and the United States Marine Corps Esprit de Corps Award. In their short history, The TMHS Wind Symphony has advanced to the TMEA State Honor Band Contest twice and The Roarin’ Blue Band has competed at the Texas UIL State Marching Band Contest three times.
Mr. Easton has been a staff member with Voyageurs International Star of Texas Musical Ambassadors since its inception in 2008 and has traveled to Europe with this organization many times. He was honored to be named as conductor of the 2017 and 2019 Star of Texas Concert Bands.
Mr. Easton’s has presented professional development sessions in Waller ISD, Tomball ISD, and at the TMEA Clinic and Convention. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Fellowship of Christian Musicians, Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Fraternity, and Phi Beta Mu.
Mr. Easton resides in Tomball, TX with his wife Kim, an Art Teacher in Tomball ISD. They are blessed with two musical daughters, Arden (oboe) and Kenna (percussion).