DIRECTOR OF BANDS
Suzanne Thompson joined the Band staff at Memorial High School as the Assistant Band Director in 2013 and was promoted to the Director of Bands in 2016. Before coming to Memorial HS, Mrs. Thompson 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. Mrs. Thompson is an avid DCI fan and performed with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps for three years. She currently plays mellophone with the Houston Texans pep band, Deep Steel Thunder. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Christopher, her three cats (Sebastian, Kia, and Snickerdoodle), and her adorable puppy, Princess Buttercup.
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.