DIRECTOR OF BANDS
Suzanne Scott joined the faculty at Memorial High School as the Assistant Band Director in 2013 and became the Director of Bands in 2016. Before coming to Memorial High School, Ms. Scott taught for nine years at various schools including Stratford High School, Chisholm Trail Middle School in Round Rock, and Pearland Junior High School South. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Sam Houston State University in 2002 and a Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University in 2006. While in college, she was an active horn player in many university ensembles including the SHSU Wind Ensemble, SHSU Symphony Orchestra, SHSU Bearkat Marching Band, FSU Wind Orchestra, FSU Chamber Winds, FSU Symphony Orchestra, and FSU Marching Chiefs. Ms. Scott received numerous scholarships and awards in college including the Fisher Tull Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Texas Music Educators Association College Division Scholarship, the Texas Bandmasters Association Malcolm Helm Scholarship, and was selected to perform in the Sam Houston State University Honors Recital. Ms. Scott performed with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps on mellophone for three years. She currently plays horn with the Sugar Land Winds, a semi-professional wind ensemble comprised of band directors, private teachers, and a few non-professional ex-band students. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Ms. Scott currently serves as the Band Division Chairman for TMEA Region 27, and she is the Vice President of Membership for the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. She enjoys spending time with her cats (Sebastian, Kia, and Snickerdoodle) and loves taking Princess Buttercup to the dog park every weekend.
aSSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BANDS
Jeff Munger became the Assistant Band Director for the Mustang Band in 2017. He has been teaching in Spring Branch ISD since 2009, at Spring Woods Middle School for two years and Spring Woods High School for six years. He also taught previously at Langham Creek High School in Cy-Fair I.S.D. Mr. Munger’s primary instrument is percussion and he specializes in marching percussion, four mallet marimba, and drumset. Mr. Munger graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He also holds a Master’s degree in Music performance from the University of Houston. While at the University of Houston, Mr. Munger was the Principal percussionist for the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and performed on tour at PASIC with the U of H percussion ensemble. He has received numerous awards including the Martha and Perry Brittain Scholarship for Jazz Studies at SFA and the Victor Gonzalez Memorial Percussion Award from U of H. Mr. Munger currently adjudicates for the Cypress Fairbanks I.S.D. Solo and Ensemble Contest each year and surrounding percussion regions. His music affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Percussive Arts Society. In his spare time, Mr. Munger enjoys spending time with his wife, Meredith, and his two sons, Jeffrey and Jackson. His hobbies include a wide range of things from restoring classic trucks, to camping, hunting, and playing jazz and Caribbean steel band music.
COLOR GUARD INSTRUCTOR
Jaden Anderson started his color guard career back in 2016 at Cypress Park High School. From that moment, he knew that he had a huge love and passion for the activity. Mr. Anderson continued to spin after high school with Undaunted Independent Winter Guard as well as with the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps! He has worked with many programs such as Morton Ranch High School, Cypress Ranch High School, and College Station High School just to name a few. Mr. Anderson is very excited for the school year and is very excited to continue teaching and learning!