Directors

Rene Lira - Director of Bands

ralira@garlandisd.net

Bio coming soon

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Madison Argo - Associate Band Director  

margo@garlandisd.net

Madison Argo is currently one of the Band Directors at Rowlett High School in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Argo, a native of Alabama, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Auburn University and a Master’s of Performance in Wind Conducting from Ball State University. His primary instrument is the trumpet. 

During his time at Auburn, Mr. Argo served as the Head Drum Major of the 380-member Auburn University Marching Band. He was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, where he held roles as Secretary and President. Additionally, Mr. Argo holds memberships in the National Band Association, National Association for Music Educators, Music Teacher's National Association, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association, and the Texas Music Educator’s Association. He also serves on staff for the Macy's Great American Marching Band that performs in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

 

Mr. has served as an adjudicator and clinician for various events around the state of Georgia and Alabama. He has also worked as a member of the Auburn University Summer Band Camps staff. Mr. Argo performed five seasons as a member of the Cobb Wind Symphony (Mariette, GA), and as a member has performed at the Midwest Clinic, the College Band Director’s National Association Conference (Southern Division), and at the GMEA In-Service Conference. Mr. Argo presented the session “Strike Up the Stands: Innovative Ideas for Athletic Bands” at the 2019 GMEA In-Service conference 

 

At Ball State University, Mr. Argo served as a graduate assistant with the band department, where he assisted with conducting responsibilities, developing course curriculum, and teaching course materials. He also served in other administrative roles within the band department. Mr. Argo also performed as a member of the Ball State Wind Ensemble.

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Chris McHenry - Associate Band Director

cmmchenr@garlandisd.net

Mr. McHenry has been Associate Band Director and Percussion Director at Rowlett High School since 2014. He currently conducts the Marching Band, Drumline, Symphonic Band, and all concert percussion ensembles. In addition, he oversees all of the percussion activities at Coyle Middle School.

 

Mr. McHenry graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Prior to joining the Rowlett High School staff, he spent 14 years as Associate Band Director and Percussion Director for the 3-time 4A State Champion, Canton High School Band.

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Jordan Ferguson-Percussion Instructor

jfergpercussion@gmail.com

Jordan Ferguson has been part of the MEB family since 2018 as the assistant percussion instructor. He assists with the drumline and concert percussion ensemble program, in addition to teaching private lessons for the Rowlett HS / Coyle MS Band Cluster. 

Mr. Ferguson graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he studied business, in addition to participating in various performing ensembles and music classes. Outside of teaching, he owns and operates a software company, Omnis Management, LLC, which specializes in the development of an online music teaching management application for freelance instructors and studio businesses. 

TBA - Guard Director