2017-2018 Band Calendar
Maverick Marching Band Handbook
densmoreDavid Densmore has served as the Director of Bands in Marshall ISD since 2010. Prior to heading the MISD bands, Mr. Densmore served five years as Head Band Director for Tatum ISD and two previous years as assistant director here in Marshall. Mr. Densmore graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce where he worked on both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Performance. Under Mr. Densmore, the MISD band program has tripled its membership in seven years. The program has earned multiple First Division ratings at UIL contest both in marching and concert/sight reading competition. The Big Red Pride Marching Band has also made two appearances at the UIL Area marching contest in the past five years. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and also a provisional member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He has been married to his wonderful wife Julie for 15 years and has 3 children, Monica, Mason, and Judson.
zellerAaron Zeller is Head Band Director for Marshall Junior High School and serves as Woodwind Specialist for MISD. He has been on staff in Marshall since 2010. Mr. Zeller previously taught in Louisiana for Marksville High School, Southwood High School in Shreveport, Many Junior High & Many HIgh School, and Tioga Junior High. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, and TMEA and when he isn’t teaching, he enjoys video games and football.
porterColby Porter has been Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist at Marshall High School, where he also directs the MHS Drumline, since 2014. He is a 2013 graduate of Northwestern (La.) State University, and he is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Texas Music Educators Association. His desire is to “encourage my students to learn the value of responsibility and dedication through the subject of music and its various applications.

His favorite quote is: “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” - Plato

maldonadoCarlos Maldonado joined MISD as Band Director at Sam Houston Middle School in 2016-2017 and serves as Woodwind Specialist for MISD. Prior to coming to Marshall, Mr. Maldonado taught at Rockwall High School and at Texas A&M University in Commerce. He has both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from TAMUC. He also is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and TMEA. Mr. Maldonado says, “I want to give my students an opportunity to experience a moment in making music that reaches them on a different level.” When he isn’t teaching he enjoys photography.

His favorite quote is: “If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in music.” - Gustav Mahler, Composer
corbelloZachary Corbello joined Marshall ISD's band program in 2016-2017 as Band Director at Price T. Young Middle School and serves as brass specialist for MISD. He wants his students to learn how to set a goal, that goals are import to them, an understanding of the steps and measures required to achieve their goals, and how to follow through on the work involved in reaching goals. When he isn’t teaching, he enjoys cooking, grilling, fishing, sports, and training his two German Shepherds. A member of TMEA, Mr. Corbello graduated from University of North Texas in May of 2016, and his hometown is Orange, Texas.

His favorite quote is: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

walkerCrystal Walker is the MHS Band Colorguard, Winterguard, and MJHS Cadet Winterguard Director. She has been with Marshall ISD since 2010 and has worked with the band program since 2011. She also teaches AVID at MHS in addition to her band duties. Her honors include: Marshall News Messenger Hometown’s Favorite Teacher, and Nominated as Most Influential Teacher by a student in the top 10 percent of the Class of 2016. Mrs. Walker wants her students to learn how to use various equipment, such as flags, rifles, and sabres, along with dance, to express dynamic passages in the music accompanying the marching band show or winterguard show. “They become a team instead of an individual, and they learn how to cope with the pressures of pageantry arts and grow as a performer by using commentary by all directors and competition judges.” When she isn’t working with the Guard Line, Mrs. Walker enjoys hanging out with her husband and two children, Connor and Briana. Her favorite quote is: “Great dancers aren’t great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” - Martha Graham