Brandon Huff, Director of Bands
B.M. in Music Education - Texas Christian University
Before coming to Krum High School, Mr. Huff served as the Director of Bands at Irving High School in Irving, Texas for eight years. During his time in Irving, Mr. Huff led the Irving High School Band and served as the cluster leader of four middle schools which had over 1,000 students enrolled in band. Mr. Huff grew the program from 64 high school students his first year to over 200 students when he left.
Mr. Paul Ailey is the newest member of the Krum ISD Band Staff. Mr. Ailey graduated from Medford High School(Ok) in 1986 and received his bachelor of music ed degree in 1991 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Ok. Mr. Ailey also took business courses at Oklahoma State University. Mr. Ailey’s responsibilities will include all aspects of percussion in the district, assisting with the middle school and high school bands, and providing special instruction for double reed players. Mr. Ailey has taught for 20 years in the state of Texas. School districts include Waxahachie ISD, Arlington ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, and CarrolltonFarmers Branch ISD. Throughout his career, Mr. Ailey has consistently produced success in his percussion programs. His drumlines have produced high quality performances within the marching band as well as drumlineonly contests, with many top 10 placements at these contests. Mr.Ailey’s students have received many first divisions in their solo and ensemble performances, including at the state level. His favorite things to do include watching college football, pencil drawing, basketball, and playing with his kids. Mr. Ailey has a daughter, Brooke, and son, Derek.
B.S. in Music Education, Texas A&M Commerce
Mr. Farris grew up in Frisco, TX, where he attended Centennial High School. From there, he went on to study Music Education at Texas A&M-Commerce. While in attendance at A&M-Commerce, Mr. Farris participated in the wind ensemble, jazz band, marching band, trombone choir, brass choir, and other various ensembles. Mr. Farris won the brass division of the university’s Concerto Competition two consecutive years, in 2015 and 2016. After completing his student teaching at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX, Mr. Farris graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. During the summers of 2014 and 2017, Mr. Farris marched with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bulge Corps. In 2017, he performed as a member of the group's featured small ensemble. Mr. Farris is currently acting as Assistant Band Director for both Krum High School and Krum Middle School.
Justin Miller, Assistant Band Director
B.M. in Music Education, University of North Texas
Justin Miller is in his first year as Assistant Band Director at Krum High School and Krum Middle School and first year overall serving as a Texas Music Educator. His responsibilities include assistance with the Middle School seventh and eighth grade bands and the High School Concert Band. Mr. Miller is a woodwind specialist and teaches the beginner woodwind classes and assists with the beginner brass classes. Prior to his teaching appointment at Krum, Mr. Miller served as Supplemental Marching Staff and Clarinet Private Lesson Instructor for the Marcus High School Cluster.
Mr. Miller attended the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education. While at UNT, he studied clarinet with Deborah Fabian and saxophone with Sean Murphy. Mr. Miller performed as a clarinetist and saxophonist with the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Bands, and University Band, conducted by Dennis Fisher, Dr. Nicholas Williams, and doctoral conducting students, respectively. Mr. Miller was a three year member of the UNT Green Brigade and had the privilege of serving as Section Leader and Field Technician for two years.
Mr. Miller hails from Flower Mound, TX where he graduated from Marcus High School. He and his wife, Katie, have two beautiful children, August and Ellis. Mr. Miller is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Association of Texas Small School Bands and is an active performer.