Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Music Education, University of Houston
Russell Porter is in his third year as Head Band Director at Byrd Middle School. He also teaches beginner brass classes at Daniel Intermediate. Prior to his time in DISD, he spent 9 years as band director at Richland Middle School in Birdville ISD. Under his direction, the Richland Middle School band was a consistent sweepstakes winner at UIL and Beach Within Reach. In 2015, the varsity band was a finalist at the 2C TMEA Honor Band contest.
Mr. Porter graduated from the University of Houston with his degree in Music Education. During his time there, he performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Large Brass Ensemble, and the Cougar marching band. Mr. Porter is excited to return home to Duncanville ISD where he graduated in 2003.
Mr. Porter is married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer, and they have 4 beautiful children.
7:25-8:45 AM - Section Rehearsals at Byrd MS
9:00-11:00 AM - Beginner Tuba, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone at Daniel Intermediate
11:57- 1:00 PM - Symphonic I
1:00 - 1:32 PM - Lunch
1:36-2:32 PM - Symphonic III/Instrumental Techniques
2:36-3:31 PM - Symphonic II
3:35-4:30 PM - Conference
4:35-6:00 PM - Section Rehearsals at Byrd MS