Mr. Housley is in his 14th year as a Band Director in the Hays CISD, 5th year as the Simon Head Director and 19th year overall. Mr. Housley directs the Wind Ensemble, assists with the Symphonic Band and teaches beginner flute, clarinet, saxophone and trombone. He has also served Simon Middle School on the Campus Leadership Team.
Mr. Housley, a native of Amite, Louisiana, received his Bachelors of Music from Southwest Texas State University in May of 1999. While at SWT, he was the Field Assistant for Bobcat Marching Band, Piccolo player for the SWT Symphony Orchestra, arranged music for the Flute Choir and taught private flute lessons for the Hays CISD band program which was a recipient of the Suddler Flag of Honor. He studied flute with Dr. Adah Mosello, now Adah Jones, who was a student of world renowned Jean Pierre Rampall.
Marvin recently retired from the 36th Infantry Division Band, Texas Army National Guard in Austin, where he finished his career as the band’s First Sergeant. During his military service of 27 years, he was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston Texas in San Antonio with the 323rd Army Band, 3rd Infantry Division Band in Wuerzburg, Germany and the Texas Army National Guard Band in Austin Texas. He performed at numerous locations in Southern Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Bosnia and the Czech Republic. While in the military, Marvin was the Enlisted Band Leader, Drum Major, Director of the Jazz Band, Flute Section Leader, Librarian and a member of the Woodwind Quintet. Mr. Housley along with 17 members of the 36th Infantry Division Band, deployed to Iraq in 2010. He also won the coveted Leadership Award which is voted on by his peers while attending the Advance Non-Commissioned Officer course at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia.
Marvin Housley’s previous teaching experience includes the Assistant Band Director at Simon Middle School, Associate Director at Lehman High School and Assistant Director in the Fredericksburg School District. He was also the Baritone instructor for the Expressions Drum and Bugle Corps out of Hammond, Louisiana for 3 years. Marvin’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha, the Professional Music Fraternity for Men, and seeking membership into the local VFW Chapter in Kyle.
Mr. Perkins has been teaching for twelve years as an assistant band director and horn instructor and now begins his 13th year as the new assistant band director at Simon M.S.
Mr. Perkins will direct the Symphonic Band as well as teach beginner Trumpets, French Horns, Baritones, and Tubas.
Mr. Perkins is an Eagle Scout from Laredo, TX and received his Bachelors from West Texas A&M University. After graduating, Mr. Perkins attended the Aspen Music Festival and School before moving to Cincinnati to work on his Masters in Horn performance at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Recently, Mr. Perkins received his Masters in Educational Administration with Principal Certification in April 2017. Mr. Perkins performed with the Amarillo Symphony for six seasons, 1997-2002, and performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and CCM brass choir to record “Classics at the Pops” in 2003.
Previously, Mr. Perkins worked at John B. Alexander H.S. in Laredo, TX for twelve years. During his time at Alexander H.S., Mr. Perkins traveled to New York to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, in 2009 were the UIL State marching band semifinalist, and the variety ensemble was the 2014 Texas State Honor Band semifinalists.