• Mr. Barksdale, Director of Choirs

    Mr. Barksdale, Director of Choirs

     

    About Mr. B:

    Mr. Barksdale grew up in Northwest ISD and was involved in Choir (K-12th grades) and percussion (6th-12th grades). He was a 4 year All-Region Choir member and received his campus’s highest achieving music award each year between Kindergarten and 12th grades. In 2008, he received the “National Choral Scholar” award from his high school. 

    Mr. Barksdale attended college at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, graduating in 2012 with a B.S. in Songwriting. After college, he appeared in ads and commercials for Weight Watchers before seeking his Texas teaching certificate in 2013. In his spare time, Mr. Barksdale still writes songs and performs at venues throughout the state of Texas.

    Mr. Barksdale was the choir director at Austin Middle School in Irving, TX from 2013-2020. During his time at Austin, Mr. Barksdale oversaw the choir program doubling in size, led students to numerous sweepstakes and division I ratings at UIL, and received an invitation for his students to perform at the Texas State Capitol building, which they accepted.

    In 2020, Mr. Barksdale relocated to Houston, TX and accepted the choir director position at Humble Middle School. Mr. Barksdale looks forward to growing the HMS choir program, increasing UIL scores, and forming lasting relationships among choir members. Mr. Barksdale is an active member of the Texas Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, & Texas Music Adjudicators Association.

     

    Fast Facts about Mr. B:

    High School: Northwest High School - Justin, TX

    College: Belmont University - Nashville, TN

    Hometown: Roanoke, TX

    Hobbies: singing, songwriting, cooking, exercising, talking, watching TV

    Favorite Drink: COFFEE

    Favorite Food: MEXICAN FOOD

    Favorite Team: Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers

     

    Daily Class Schedule

    1st Period - 6th Grade Boys Choir

    2nd Period - 7th/8th Grade Boys Choir

    3rd Period - 6th Grade Girls Choir (Section 1)

    4th Period - 7th/8th Grade Girls Choir (Section 1)

    5th Period - 6th Grade Girls Choir (Section 2)

    6th Period - 7th/8th Grade Girls Choir (Section 2)

    7th Period - Conference / Planning Period

     

    Office Hours (Tutoring/Detention):

    Monday - 7:30-8:00am

    Tuesday - 7:30-8:00am

    Wednesday - 7:30-8:00am

    Thursday - 7:30-8:00am

    Friday - 7:30-8:00am

    **afternoon session available by requests, due to rehearsals**

20-21 Choir Shirt

20-21 Choir Shirt (order link in handbook)