Ms. Morris

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B.A. Music Education, University of North Texas M.Ed. Educational Administration, Texas A&M College Station

Ms. Morris

Ms. Morris is enjoying her 15th year of teaching middle school band, and this is her first year as the head band director at Roy J. Smith Middle School. She previously taught 6-12th grade band in Rosebud-Lott ISD and was an assistant and head band director at Liberty Hill Middle School in Killeen ISD for 11 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station and earned her undergraduate degree in Music Education at the University of North Texas in Denton. 

Vicky considers her band kids to be her “band babies” but when not at school and having fun developing young musicians, she enjoys spending time with her son Jameson and dog, Sandy. Watching her son play soccer, going on hikes with Jameson and Sandy, quilting, and doing CrossFit workouts are some of Ms. Morris’ favorite activities. 

Ms. Morris is a flute and piano player and is primarily responsible for teaching the beginning percussion, clarinet, saxophone, flute, and Advanced Band classes. 

 

Mr. Magee

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B.M Music Education, Ithaca College M.M Music Performance, Penn State University

Mr. Magee

This is Mr. Magee's second year at Roy J. Smith Middle School. Prior to teaching at Smith, he was the Band Director at Audie Murphy Middle School in Fort Hood, TX.

Until beginning his career as a band director, Mr. Magee served in the US Army’s First Cavalry Division Band for four years as a tuba player. He performed for thousands of audience members in the Fort Hood community and abroad, helping bring music to soldiers and their family members. Mr. Magee has performed professionally in bands and orchestras in the United States, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Jordan. These performing ensembles include the Nittany Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, and the Penn State Symphony Orchestra. He continues to serve his country in the Texas National Guard as a member of the 36th Infantry Division Band.

Mr. Magee obtained his master's degree in music performance from Penn State University under the instruction of Velvet Brown. He received his bachelor's degree in music education from Ithaca College. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. Mr. Magee lives in Killeen with his wife Liz and his dog Finley. When not at school, Mr. Magee likes to read, travel, and attempt yoga!

Mr. Magee teaches the Symphonic Band and beginning Trumpet, French Horn, Double-Reeds, and Low-Brass classes.