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Guyer High Names Rob Myers New Director of Wildcat Band
Rob Myers has been named head band director at Guyer High School. Mr. Myers is a twenty-year veteran director and is well-known and connected in musical performance circles throughout the state of Texas and beyond. He is just the fourth lead band director in the school’s history and replaces Nathan Taylor who decided to step away from the position to pursue other interests.
“I am incredibly honored to be joining the tremendous staff and colleagues at Guyer High School,” said Mr. Myers. “I have always lived in the area and had a ton of respect for the quality of the music program and the students at the school and I look forward to getting to know them and working with them and their families to continue the level of excellence the Guyer band community has become accustomed to over the years.”
Mr. Myers is a twenty-year veteran of directing bands at the state's highest classifications. As director, his bands were consistently among the state’s finest, earning sweepstakes awards at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) in both marching and concert bands. He’s also directed UIL marching band area round finalists and Texas Music Education Association (TMEA) honor band finalists during his time at the helm.
“We are so honored and excited to have Mr. Myers join Wildcat Nation and lead the Wildcat Band program into its next phase of excellence,” said Dr. Shaun Perry, principal. “Mr. Myers brings profound musicianship along with an enthusiasm and energy on the podium that is infectious. As communicated during the search process, former students, colleagues and parents spoke of his deliberate, knowledgeable and detail-oriented approach to ensuring that students maximize their potential.”
Prior to joining Guyer High School, he led fine arts departments for the Red Oak ISD, Arlington ISD and Dallas ISD. As a music educator, Mr. Myers served as the Director of Bands at Flower Mound High School for more than eight years. Mr. Myers was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and is currently a music education consultant.
Mr. Myers is an active lecturer and ensemble clinician throughout the United States. He has given presentations and clinics at The Midwest Clinic, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and other state music education associations and at various school districts and universities throughout the country. Additionally, Mr. Myers is a frequent guest conductor of ensembles throughout the United States.
“Rob Myers brings a wealth of experience not only as a masterful director of ensembles and marching band but also in big picture leadership experience as a fine arts administrator,” said Jackie deMontmollin, director of fine arts. “We are excited for the opportunity for students to work with such an accomplished and masterful director who is recognized across the state and nation as an expert in his field. This is an exciting day for Guyer High School and Denton ISD.”
Mr. Myers holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s of educational leadership from Lamar University. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Beta Mu. He is married to his wife, Amanda, a fine arts administrator in a neighboring school system.