Trevor Ousey has been named the new Director of Bands at Killian Middle School in Lewisville, Texas. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music where he received a bachelor’s in music education with instrumental emphasis and a double minor in Business and Conducting.
Prior to his arrival at Killian Middle School, Mr. Ousey taught at Cain Middle School in Rockwall ISD were he also served as the Fine Arts Department Chair. Bands under his direction received multiple UIL sweepstakes awards and the Honors Band was named a Commended Winner in the 2020 National Windband Honors contest. Additionally in 2020, the Cain Band placed 50 students in the TMEA All-Region Honor Band
Mr. Ousey began his teaching career in 2012 in south Texas, first as the director of bands at Morales Junior High School in Uvalde, Texas, and then as the assistant band director at Devine High School in Devine, Texas.
Beyond teaching, Mr. Ousey is also an active performer on the local and national stage. He has performed with the Plano Community Band, the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, and also served as a clarinet section member and an executive board member of the Heart of Texas Concert Band in San Antonio.
Mr. Ousey also continues to be an active volunteer and site staff member with Music for All and Bands of America, assisting in logistics and event flow for several marching band regionals, grand national championships, and national concert band festivals. In addition to local and state conventions, his other professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the National Band Association, and the International Clarinet Association. He was also nominated for the 2018 Life Changer of the Year award sponsored by the National Life Group and is a Conn-Selmer VIP.
Mr. Ousey lives in Dallas with his girlfriend, Loren, his Australian shepherd, Archer, and two cats, Thomas and Ellie.