Mrs. Jackie Fullerton

Phone: 512-943-5000 x 7792

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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. Tucker Ewer

Phone: 512-943-5000 x 7792

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B.M Music Studies- University of Texas at Austin Texas- Music EC-12 Colorado- Music K-12

Mr. Tucker Ewer

Tucker Ewer is brand new to Georogetown ISD and could not be more excited to join the Falcon Band at Forbes Middle School. Mr. Ewer comes to Forbes after spending two years as the Director of Instrumental Music at Conifer High School in the mountains of Colorado. During his time at Conifer the program grew from about 95 students to over 200 participating in band and orchestra. Mr. Ewer guided the Lobo Regiment Marching Band to 8th place and 7th place finishes in 3A State Competition, and helped to establish the first Chamber Orchestra in school history.  At the end of the 2017-2018 school year, Mr. Ewer was selected by the Conifer staff and community as the Schwartz Leadership Award Winner. Prior to his appointment at Conifer, Mr. Ewer taught 2 years at Arvada High School in Colorado and 1 year at Ashton Ranch and Countryside K-8 schools in Surprise, AZ. In addition to working in public education, Mr. Ewer was the Musical Director for the Golden Eagle Concert Band (Edgewater, CO) from 2015-2018. 

Mr. Ewer holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. His professional affiliations include Kappa Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Colorado Music Educators Association, Colorado Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Educators Association. 

In his spare time, Mr. Ewer enjoys golfing and is an avid hockey fan. 

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.
Last Modified on August 9, 2018