Stephanie Bonebrake - Director of Bands
Mrs. Bonebrake is currently the Director of Bands at Hughes Middle
School. Her duties include leading the HMS Honor Band, assisting the
Symphonic Band, and teaching beginner classes for: flute, clarinet, double
reeds, and trumpet.
Mrs. Bonebrake graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education and
a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, both
from the University of Texas at Arlington. While at UTA, Mrs. Bonebrake
was a member of the Wind Ensemble, woodwind quintet, Mavs Marching
Band Colorguard, and Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Music Sorority.
Mrs. Bonebrake comes to Burleson ISD from Coble Middle School in
Mansfield ISD where her ensembles consistently received sweepstakes
ratings at UIL Concert & Sightreading contests. Previous to Coble, she was director at Cross Timbers Intermediate in Mansfield, and Hillwood
MS/Parkwood Hill IS in Keller ISD.
Mrs. Bonebrake has also been affiliated with the pageantry arts beyond
college as the director of several competitive units including Fossil Ridge,
Summit and Timberview High Schools, and now serves as NTCA Circuit
Administrator and WGI Contest Administrator.
Currently she resides in Mansfield, Texas with her husband Brad and
daughter Reagan. Her professional affiliations include Texas Music
Educators Association (TMEA) and the Texas Bandmasters Association
Byron Myles - Assistant Director of Bands
Mr. Myles is excited about his new position as Assistant Band Director at Hughes Middle School. His duties include directing the Symphonic and Concert Band and assisting with the Honors Band. Mr. Myles also teaches the beginning saxophone, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba classes.
Mr. Myles received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University. While at TCU he was a member of the Symphonic Band, Basketball Band, Tube/Euphonium Ensemble, Purple, White and Blues Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity, and the Horned Frog Marching Band where he served as Head Drum Major for 2 years. He also served as President of the Tuba/Euphonium Society and well as President of the Independent Greek Council during his tenure.
Mr. Myles’ most recent position was at Coble Middle School in Mansfield ISD. There, he directed the Symphonic band and traveled to the feeder Intermediate Campus to teach the beginning brass classes. He was able to build a learning environment where students felt safe and were able to develop their passion for music. Mr. Myles consistently had students who were members of the Mansfield ISD All-District Band and the Region 5 All-Region bands.
Mr. Myles currently resides in Downtown Fort Worth and enjoys cooking, movies/documentaries, and experiencing live music in his free time.
Jack Baker - Percussion Director
Mr. Baker is currently the Director of Percussion at Burleson High School. Previously, he taught at Azle High School where he served as the Percussion Director for 5 years. During his tenured at Azle, the ensemble was a consistent medalist in WGI and NTCA circuit at the World Class level. He also was able to consistently have over 75% of the percussion studio advance to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble where 3 of his students received the outstanding performer award in a 2 year span, an award that is only given to the top 1% of soloist in the state of Texas.
Before working at Azle, Mr. Baker served as an assistant band director at Duiett Middle School where the ensemble placed 7th in the 2C Honor Band. Mr. Baker has instructed numerous groups across the state of Texas such as Austin Bowie High School in Austin, Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, and Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio where he served as a student teacher.
Mr. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Texas State University and was in ensembles such as the PASIC Drumline, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and the Bobcat Band Drumline. While at Texas State Mr. Baker marched three years in the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corp Drumline and was section leader his last year there. Mr. Baker is an active member of TMEA, TBA, and is endorsed by Innovative Percussion and Evans Drumheads.