Directors & Staff

Jacob Kennedy, Director

Jacob Kennedy is entering his fifth year as a music educator and his first year as Director of Bands at Clark. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kennedy began his career in Plano as an Associate Director at Williams HS and Bowman MS concurrently. Bands under Mr. Kennedy have consistently received Excellent and Superior Ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. As a conductor, Mr. Kennedy has studied under the tutelage of Jerry Junkin, Dr. Robert Carnochan, and Glenn Richter in a University setting as well as H. Robert Reynolds, Craig Kirchoff, Richard Floyd, Dr. Jamie L. Nix, and Dr. Scott ...
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Vinicius Santana, Assistant Director

Vinicius Santana is entering his first year of teaching as an Assistant Director at Clark HS. Mr. Santana teaches the Symphonic Band, Varsity Band, and Jazz Band. He is joining the Clark HS Band after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University. Mr. Santana grew up in Garland where he attended North Garland High School. He was involved with theWind Symphony, Jazz Band, Steel Drum Band, and Full Orchestra. He was also involved in the All Region Band, was a 4x qualifier for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, and was ...
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Gerardo Chavero, Jr., Colorguard Director

Mr. Chavero joined the Clark HS Staff in 2011 as the Clark Colorguard Director. Since his time here the colorguard program has received the “Outstanding Colorguard” award for five consecutive years at the Plano East Marching Invitational Contest. Mr. Chavero has had the opportunity to perform and compete in the Drum Corps International World Class division with both The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps and The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Within his first year of marching DCI, Mr. Chavero had the chance to perform in the top 12 finals performance with the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps in 2009 ...
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Michael A. Hernandez, Associate Director of Bands, Percussion Coordinator

Michael A. Hernandez is the Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Coordinator for the Plano Senior High School Cluster in Plano, Texas, and formerly, a founder and Operations Executive for the north Texas based percussion-publishing company, Drop6 Media, Inc. As the Plano Senior High School Associate Director of Bands, Michael conducts the Plano Symphonic Band (Non-Varsity) and the Plano Concert 2 Band (Sub Non-Varsity B). Hernandez also served as the director of the inaugural Plano Jazz Ensemble 2 in 2016. Hernandez has coordinated the Plano Percussion Program from 1992-1999 and 2003-present. With Plano, Michael has developed a recognized, multi-faceted percussion ...
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Tex Boxley, Percussion

Tex Bosley studied Music Education at the University of North Texas where he won a PASIC World Championship with the UNT Drum Line. Tex marched five tours with Drum Corps International aging out with Carolina Crown after three tours there. He’s been a member of the Plano Percussion staff since 2003, and he’s highly in demand as both a performing and recording artist. In addition to a performance schedule that regularly includes multiple shows per week, Bosley is the owner and operator of Tex’s Tubs, Denton’s first choice for percussion restoration since 2010. More About Tex: “Tex Bosley is the ...
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