Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Music Education - Texas A&M Commerce
Mr. Kenneth Thompson is in his 13th year in education and beginning his 1st year as the Head Director of the Reagan Middle School Band. In 2006, Mr. Thompson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M - Commerce in Music Education. At Commerce, he performed in the top Wind Ensemble as the Principal Saxophonist, jazz band, saxophone quartet, and was Drum Major of the Pride Marching Band.
Mr. Thompson has a vast knowledge with high school marching band and drum and bugle corp. In 2003 and 2004, he marched baritone with the Southwind Drum and Bugle, and after meeting the age limit, he spent three seasons as a staff member with the Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. As a staff member, Mr. Thompson was an instructor of both the visual and brass staff and later joined the Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps as a caption head for two seasons.
For the previous 12 years, Mr. Thompson was a band director in Duncanville ISD, where he conducted the Kennemer Symphonic II band. While at Kennemer, Mr. Thompson consistently earned Superior ratings at UIL and various band festivals. He assisted with the Kennemer Symphonic 1 band, which placed 10th in the state at the Texas State Honor Band competition. Mr. Thompson has also contributed with the Duncanville High School marching band that has qualified for the state marching contest every year since 1988.
At Reagan, Mr. Thompson teaches the UIL Varsity Ensemble (Symphonic Band), assists with the UIL Non-Varsity Ensemble (Concert Band), and teaches beginning woodwind classes. Mr. Thompson is extremely excited to join the Reagan family and looks forward to meeting and working with the Reagan band students and parents.