Kimberly Tucker - Director of Bands
Kimberly Joan Tucker is the Director of Bands at Bussey Middle School in Garland, TX. She received her Bachelors degree in All-Level Music Education at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX in May 2000. Upon graduation from UNT, she began her teaching career as the Assistant Band Director of DeSoto West Junior High School, DeSoto, TX. She held this position for two years learning from her mentor teacher, restructuring the private lesson program, and reorganizing the music library. In 2002, Mrs. Tucker became the head director at DeSoto West JHS and pushed her students to become better music readers, more sensitive players, and mature, respectful young people. During her tenure as head director, she helped her students achieve top ratings at band contests, receive chairs in the All-Region Band, and superior ratings at solo and ensemble contests. In 2005, Mrs. Tucker left DeSoto to continue her education at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She received her Masters degree in Clarinet Performance with a Minor in Conducting on August 11, 2007.
As a teacher, Mrs. Tucker has instructed master-classes; taught private lessons on clarinet, bass clarinet, and saxophone; adjudicated bands, solos, and ensembles; and commissioned works for wind band and solo flute.
As a performer, she has performed piccolo, flute, Eb soprano clarinet, Bb soprano clarinet, Eb alto clarinet, Bb bass clarinet, and Bb contrabass clarinet for solo recitals, charity events, fundraisers, weddings, choir concerts, various churches, the Arlington Community Band, the Texas Wind Symphony, and the Metropolitan Winds. Mrs. Tucker is currently a performer and Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, as well as a member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, MENC (the National Association for Music Education), WBDI (Woman Band Directors International), National Flute Association, Texas Flute Society, and the International Clarinet Association. She has received various music and academic awards throughout her career including entries in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders, and Who's Who in the World.
Mrs. Tucker currently lives in Rockwall, TX with her husband, Christopher and their dog, Dottie. You can visit Chris's music composition website at: www.tuckermusicworks.com.
Amber Terrace Dreams by Christopher Tucker, Gd. 1 Band piece
Americans Lost by Christopher Tucker, Gd. 3 Band piece
Animal Krackers by Christopher Tucker, Gd. 3 Band piece
Forbidden "Flute" by Kyle Kindred, Gd. 4 Unaccompanied Flute and Piccolo piece
Radio Flyer by John Gibson, Gd. 3 Band piece
Cool Beans in Little Mexico by Christopher Tucker, Gd. 3 Band piece