Katie VanDoren is currently in her 6th year at Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas and in her 7th year of teaching high school band. Originally from Cedar Park, Texas, Mrs. VanDoren graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Mrs. VanDoren’s bands have been consistent UIL Concert Band Sweepstakes Award winners and, while at Vandegrift, she has been instrumental in the marching band’s success at UIL and BOA events.
Katie is currently the Assistant Brass Caption Head of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Prior to this position, she spent 12 years with Carolina Crown, and was on the Brass Staff since 2013. Katie also works with the SASI Leadership Faculty, a group of current and former teachers dedicated to developing student leaders. Since 2013, she has enjoyed getting to be a part of the “SASI Experience”, an uplifting and empowering environment for both students and staff.
Katie’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Association of Texas Professional Educators. She currently resides in Austin, Texas with her husband Evan and their dog, Cooper, where both enjoy being part of a wonderful community of outstanding music educators.