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**