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Mike Howard
Mike Howard




Mike Howard is currently in his 12th year at Vandegrift High School and in his 17th year of teaching high school band. He was one of the founding directors when VHS opened in 2009 and became Head Band Director in the Fall of 2014. As the Vandegrift Marching Band Director, Mr. Howard’s bands have been recognized with several high honors such as 2019 BOA Grand National Champion, BOA Regional Champion, BOA Super Regional Finalist, BOA Super Regional Class Champion, UIL State Marching Contest Finalist, 6A UIL State Marching Contest Bronze Medalist, 5A UIL State Marching Contest Silver Medalist and 4A UIL State Marching Contest Champion. The Vandegrift Wind Ensemble was selected as the 2018 TMEA 6A State Honor Band and performed at the 2019 TMEA Convention. Mr. Howard’s concert bands are consistent UIL Sweepstakes Award winners and TMEA Honor Band State Finalists. At Vandegrift, Mr. Howard is the director of the Viper Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band.

Mr. Howard is also an active Leadership Consultant and Workshop Presenter. He has been a facilitator for SASI, the Leadership People for the last 17 years. In this time, Mr. Howard has had the opportunity to work with thousands of students and directors from around the United States. Mr. Howard graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos and lives in Leander, Texas with his wife Amber, his daughter, Madison and his son, Justin.