Legacy of TMS Band Director to be Honored by All Region Middle School Symphonic Band
Arthur A. Miller III, an Humble ISD band director for 27-years,
will be honored with an original musical composition performed by the Texas
Music Educators Association Region 19 All Region Middle School Symphonic Band. The
band will perform Full Throttle on Miller’s
birthday, Nov.7, at 5:30 p.m. at Porter High School. Miller passed away in 2014
and the composition honors his legacy.
Miller began as the music director at Atascosita Middle
School in 1985. Later, he was the first band director hired at Timberwood
Middle School when it opened in 1998. He passed away on July 27, 2014, in his
hometown of Jasper, TX. He was born on November 7, 1958, to Arthur A. and Isla
B. Miller. He attended school in Jasper and graduated from Jasper High School
in 1977, Sam Houston State University with a degree in Music in 1981, and an
M.B.A. in 1983.
“Full Throttle was written by a well-known band composer,
Robert W. Smith, and we are excited to honor Arthur at our concert,” said Creekwood
Middle School Band Director, Missy DeSpain Allen, who also serves as the TMEA
Region 19 Chairman.
TMEA is an organization of over 10,000 school music
educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. For the purpose
of UIL state and regional music competitions, the state is divided into 28 geographical
regions in regard to population and travel. Humble ISD is in Region 19, which includes 48 area middle schools.
A memorial service was
held on July 30, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Jasper. By
Miller’s request, any gifts in his memory should be made to the Timberwood
Middle School Band, 18450 Timber Forest Dr., Humble, Texas 77346.