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 Mr. David Biel - Director of Bands, Heritage Middle School
Mr. Biel is in his 5th year of teaching and his second as the Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School.  He is from South Texas and graduated from Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, TX in 2003.  He has an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University.

Originally a Bassoon player he also plays the Baritone.  Mr. Biel has enjoyed many experiences competing and performing throughout his musical career.  While at Ronald Reagan High School, he performed at over 15 Regional, State, and National competitions, celebrating many division 1 titles as well as consistently ranking in the Bands of American Finalist bands.  This includes a first place award at the 2001 Bands of America Houston competition and a finalist band at the 2002 Bands of America Grand National Competition in Indianapolis, IN.

While at Texas Tech, Mr. Biel performed in many ensembles across the country including the Texas Tech Goin’ Band from Raiderland. He was the President of the largest chapter of a National Honorary Band Service Fraternity in the country, Kappa Kappa Psi. He also served many positions in the band and in Kappa Kappa Psi.

After college, he was the Associate Director at Kingwood Park High School in Houston, TX.  There he worked with many students in concert, marching, and middle school bands.  In 2011, Mr. Biel conducted the Kingwood Park HS Second band and celebrated their first division 1 in the school’s history.

Mr. Biel just celebrated his first year of marriage and in his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his wife and friends.

Mr. Alex Kang - Assistant Director, Heritage Middle School

Mr. Kang is in his second year of teaching as the Associate Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University, studying percussion under Mr. Alan Shinn and Dr. Lisa Rogers.

During his time at Texas Tech, Mr. Kang performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble I, Celtic Ensemble, and the Texas Tech Steel Band Apocolypso Now. He also marched in the Goin' Band from Raiderland, playing snare drum and tenors. Mr. Kang also currently performs with Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in the percussion section.

Mr. Kang holds memberships in Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Percussive Arts Society.

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