Mrs. Kristin Hames Kristin Hames is excited to begin her first year as Director of Bands at Hill Country Middle School! Mrs. Hames was most recently the head band director at Stafford Middle School in Frisco and at Richardson North Junior High in Richardson, Texas. Bands under her direction have received consistent superior ratings at regional band festivals and the RNJH Symphonic Band was named first runner-up in the Texas State Honor Band competition in 2005. In 2008, Mrs. Hames was named as the Phi Beta Mu “Outstanding Young Bandmaster.” She was named as a Richardson ISD Teacher of the Year in 2006 and has also been honored with a PTA Lifetime Membership. Previously, Mrs. Hames was the Assistant Band Director at Shepton High School in Plano where she was named as Beginning Teacher of the Year in 1999. Mrs. Hames completed her Master of Music in Music Education from Southern Methodist University. She is an honor graduate from Texas A&M University-Commerce where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education. Mrs. Hames has conducted bands and workshops throughout the United States and in China. Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu and Alpha Chi.
Mrs. Hames recently moved to Austin with her husband Greg, Atticus the cat and Scout the puppy. In her free time, she enjoys distance running, hiking, and fly fishing.