Jasper Band Directors
Head Band Director: Mr. Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson is in his twenty-sixth year of teaching in North Texas. Mr. Johnson has worked with some of the top bands in Texas, including Hebron, Coppell, Lake Highlands and Pearce High Schools.
Mr. Johnson holds degrees from Baldwin Wallace College and Southern Methodist University. Currently Principal Trumpet in the Allen Symphony, he has also performed with the Texas Chamber Orchestra, Plano, Irving and the Wichita Falls Symphony. He has also been a soloist with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Texas Chamber Orchestra, and the Allen Symphony. In addition, Mr. Johnson was selected as a quarterfinalist in the Grammy National Music Educator Award and has twice been selected as a Top 10 Richardson ISD Teacher.
Mr. Johnson’s professional affiliations include TMEA, the American Federation of Musicians, and the International Trumpet Guild. Kyle currently lives in McKinney with his wife Kathy and his two daughters, Julia and Nicole.
Assistant Band Director: Mr. Noah Patton
Originally from Overland Park, Kansas, Noah Patton comes to Jasper High School after graduating from the University of North Texas College of Music in December 2021. Mr. Patton has worked with various band programs, not only the North Texas region, but also in the Kansas City area. He frequently volunteers with Music for All & Bands of America and has served three summers as a member of the SWAG team at MFA's Summer Symposium.
Mr. Patton studied clarinet with Dr. Phillip Paglialonga and Dr. John Scott. In 2019, he traveled to Ostend, Belgium to study and perform as a member of the Belgian Clarinet Academy. Mr. Patton has performed as a clarinetist, including auxiliary clarinets, in ensembles ranging from the North Texas Wind Ensemble to a smattering of chamber groups. His performance experience extends to secondary instruments including a horn choir, the 8 O'clock Steel Band, and his fraternity's choir. Mr. Patton has an array of marching band experience including drum major and clarinetist. He also enjoyed spinning flags with the UNT Green Brigade color guard.
Aside from music, Mr. Patton spends his free time outdoors, reading, drinking coffee, and enjoying the company of good friends. He is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon and the Texas Music Educators Association. At Jasper, Mr. Patton teaches the Wind Symphony Band, concert bands, and assists with all aspects of the Jasper Band program.
Under the direction of Director Kyle Johnson and Assistant Band Director Noah Patton, the band includes four full concert bands, a jazz ensemble program, percussion ensembles, color guard, and a marching band of 200 members. The band has consistently earned exemplary awards at University Interscholastic League (UIL) state competitions, receiving first division ratings in marching, concert, and sight-reading contests.