Mrs. Jackie Fullerton

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Mrs. Jackie Fullerton

Jackie Fullerton is in her 15th year as Director of Bands at Forbes Middle School, in the Georgetown Independent School District.  She started her career as a music educator as an assistant director at Forbes Middle School in 2001. Under the direction of Jackie Fullerton, The Forbes Middle School Honors Band has earned consistent UIL Sweepstakes Awards and “Best in Class” awards at various music festivals throughout the state of Texas.  In 2004 and 2017 the Forbes Middle School Honors Band was named a finalist in the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band Competition. In 2009, the Forbes Middle School Honors Band was invited to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. The Forbes Middle School Band was presented with the prestigious John Philip Sousa Sudler Cup Award in 2010-2011.  Mrs. Fullerton was honored as Forbes Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2011.

Mrs. Fullerton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and Oboe Performance from Texas Tech University.  While a student at the University, she performed with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of James Sudduth and Dr. John Cody Birdwell.  Mrs. Fullerton also performed with the Symphony Orchestra and studied conducting with the guidance of Gary Lewis.

Mrs. Fullerton’s professional affiliations include: the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Adjudicators Association.  Mrs. Fullerton is an active clinician in the state of Texas.

When not in the band hall, Mrs. Fullerton enjoys spending time with her family: Riley, James, husband Marc, and Nala, her dog.
 
Mr. Brennan Killingsworth

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Mr. Brennan Killingsworth

Mr. Brennan Killingsworth is in his first year at Forbes Middle School, in Georgetown ISD. This is his 20th year of teaching band.  Mr. Killingsworth was the head band director of Benold Middle School, the assistant director of bands at Belton High School and most recently he was director of bands at Ford Middle School in Allen, Texas.  His responsibilities include teaching the Symphonic Band, beginning brass classes (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba), and assisting Mrs. Fullerton with the Honors Wind Ensemble

His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association.

 

Mr. Jed Leach

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Mr. Jed Leach

This will be Jed Leach’s eighth year as the Percussion Director at Georgetown High School and Benold Middle School. His responsibilities include arranging the pit and battery music for the marching band, teaching percussion in marching band, concert bands, percussion ensembles and orchestra and assisting with jazz band at Georgetown High School and teaching percussion at Benold Middle School and Forbes Middle School.

Mr. Leach received his BM in Music Education from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY, under the tutelage of Frank Oddis and Brian Mason. While attending Morehead State, Mr. Leach performed throughout the United States, China and Brazil with the MSU Percussion Ensemble and Symphony Band. His additional performances with the MSU Percussion Ensemble include being featured at the North American Brass Band Association Conference, the KMEA Conference and a PASIC 2003 new music showcase. Mr. Leach is also an alumnus of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, IL. He marched in the tenor line in 2001 and played marimba in the front ensemble in 2002, finishing in the Top 6 in DCI both years.

As an educator, Mr. Leach was previously the Percussion Director at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park in Canton, MI. During his time there, the PCMB placed first in the state marching competition and placed 9th in the BOA Grand Nationals competition.

Under his direction, the Plymouth-Canton Indoor Drumline placed 6th and 10th places in WGI Scholastic World Finals in 2007 and 2008, as well as winning the MCGC State Indoor Drumline Championships both years. Mr. Leach has also taught with the KMEA State Champion Lafayette High School Band in Kentucky as well as other high school programs before teaching in Michigan.

Mr. Leach is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and is a proud Artist/Educator for Evans DrumheadsInnovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments.
Mr. Spencer Garretson

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Mr. Spencer Garretson

Spencer Garretson serves as Associate Director of Bands and Percussion director for East View High School in the Georgetown Independent School District. Mr. Garretson coordinates all aspects of percussion at East View HS and Tippit MS and he also teaches beginning percussion at Forbes Middle School. Prior to joining the East View band staff Mr. Garretson was an Assistant Band Director at Burnet Middle School in Austin Independent School District where he served as conductor of the Burnet MS Concert Band and percussion specialist for the entire band program. Mr. Garretson also taught private lessons in Round Rock ISD, Leander ISD, and Lake Travis ISD for seven years before his tenure at Burnet MS. In addition he taught beginning percussion at Stiles Middle School in Leander ISD and directed the front ensemble at Round Rock High School. While at Round Rock HS Mr. Garretson was a vital part of the marching band’s most successful competition season in the 100 years of the schools existence, placing 4th at the2013 BOA Grand Nationals competition and earning the highest ever Grand Nationals percussion score.

Mr. Garretson attended Round Rock High School and earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2008 and 2009 Mr. Garretson toured with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, serving as front ensemble captain both years. The Boston Crusaders front ensemble also finished first place percussion ensemble in the 2009 DCI Individual and Ensemble competition. While at the University of Texas he performed with the UT Percussion Group, Steel Band, Wind Symphony (under the direction of Dr. Rob Carnochan), Symphony Orchestra, and Opera. Mr. Garretson also had the opportunity to perform with Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jerry Junkin at the 2010 TMEA Convention in San Antonio.

In the summer when school is out of session Mr. Garretson loves travelling to new places and also serves as assistant director of Ratamacamp Percussion camps that take place in every major city in Texas

Last Modified on August 14, 2017