Staff Bios

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Brandon Day - Director of Bands

Brandon.Day@bisdmail.net


Brandon Day is currently the Director of Bands at Burleson High School. His duties include leading the Spirit of Elks Marching Band, the BHS Wind Ensemble, and assisting the Symphonic Winds, Concert Winds, Jazz, Hughes Band classes.


Brandon went to the University of North Texas and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. While at North Texas, Brandon was a member of the Brass Band, Concert Band, the "Funky Fresh" Basketball Pep Band, and the UNT Green Brigade. While in his last year with the Green Brigade, he was on the marching tech staff.


Mr. Day’s most recent position was Associate Director of Bands at Azle High School, where he taught for  5 years. While at Azle, his ensembles consistently received sweepstakes at UIL Marching and Concert & Sightreading. Mr. Day is an advocate of the WGI activity. He taught an Independent A Winds group for 2 years and also created the Azle HS Indoor Winds group. In their first year of competition, Azle Winds won the 2018 WGI Scholastic Open World Championship in Dayton, Ohio. In 2019, the group went back to Dayton in World Class, earning 6th place in WGI Finals. They were also back to back NTCA Winds Champions (2018-Open Class and 2019-World Class). Mr. Day is currently on the executive board for NTCA, serving as the Winds Member at Large.


Day has been involved with drum corps since 2006. He performed with Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps in 2006 and the 2007 Div 3 Championship season. He also marched with the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 2010. After performing, Mr. Day has taught on the brass staff of The Guardians, The Troopers, and the World Class Finalist Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps. He is currently a consultant for the Guardians.


Mr. Day currently resides in Downtown Fort Worth with his fiancé, Brittany and their 11 year old Min Pin, Matilda. They are expecting their first little girl in December of 2019!

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Kaleb Schumann - Assistant Band Director

Kaleb.Schumann@bisdmail.net


Kaleb Schumann is the  Assistant Band  Director  at Burleson High School.   A 2007 alumnus of Burleson High School, Mr. Schumann directs the Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band. Additionally, he assists with the Spirit of the Elks Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Winds.


Previously, Schumann taught in Galena Park ISD, a Title 1 school district in the Greater Houston Area. Mr. Schumann assisted the Woodland Acres Middle School Band to its first UIL Sweepstakes in the school's 70+ year history. Additionally, he worked at Galena Park High School and assisted the Band of Gold to first place finishes at the Channelview Marching Contest (2016) and the US Bands: New Caney  (2018). 


Mr. Schumann has also worked in multiple capacities with the drum corps activity. Most recently, he worked on the admin team for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2016-18, serving as the Tour Director in 2018. Additionally, Schumann worked for The Guardians in 2016 as an Ensemble Specialist and as the Tour Director for the corps' first national tour.


Twice an alumnus of the University of North Texas, Mr. Schumann holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Instrumental Conducting, studying with Eugene Migliaro Corporon and Dr. Nicholas Enrico Williams. While earning his Master's Degree, he served as a production assistant on over 100 original works for wind band and is published in GIA's "Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Band".


Mr. Schumann currently resides in Downtown Ft. Worth and spends his free time supporting  FC Dallas, walking his dog Shostakovich, and traveling with his boyfriend Skyler.

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Tyler Gerton - Assistant Band Director

Tyler.Gerton@bisdmail.net


Tyler Gerton is excited to join the Burleson Band as an Assistant Band Director! Prior to Burleson, he was the Percussion Director for Paris ISD in northeast Texas.


Mr. Gerton grew up in McKinney and graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Music Education. The summer after graduating High School he toured across England and France with the Dr. Brian West Percussion Ensemble and went on to spend the following four summers performing with Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2013 – 2016), aging out as a 3-time section leader and 2 year Percussion Captain. Mr. Gerton also performed with Vigilantes Indoor Percussion in 2016 when the ensemble was named the Winter Guard International Open Class Champion at the WGI World Championships. While at North Texas, he performed with many different ensembles and held the title of Principal Percussionist of an orchestra for a year.


As an educator, Mr. Gerton was on staff with the Azle Marching Green Pride for 2 seasons, then went on to student teach at Keller Central High School. After aging out he immediately began teaching drum

corps, and has been on the percussion staff of Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (2017) and Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps (2018, 2019). Mr Gerton continues to help at various high schools around Texas.


Mr. Gerton currently resides in Fort Worth with his cat, Taiko. He spends his free time pursuing his Graduate Degree in Educational Administration, with an expected graduation date of August 2020.

AUXILIARY Staff

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Nathan Carter - Percussion Director

Nathan.Carter@bisdmail.net


Nathan Carter  is currently the Percussion Director at Burleson High School and Hughes Middle School in Burleson, TX.  He has held multiple positions at both BHS and Hughes since 2014, including snare tech, private lesson instructor, and Assistant Percussion Director. 


Involved in the drum corps activity, Mr. Carter marched in the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corp drumline in 2004 before attending Middle Tennessee State University in 2005.  While at MTSU he studied Audio Engineering and Jazz Studies with specializations in drum set.  From 2009-2011, Mr. Carter attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, majoring in drum set performance and was awarded “Most Outstanding Player” in 2011.  


For the last 15 years Mr. Carter has performed professionally with groups in Nashville, Las Vegas, Ft. Worth, Dallas and Los Angeles.  He has also recorded for numerous projects including those on the legendary “Music Row” in Nashville, TN and the world famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California.  


Originally from Kingsport, Tennessee,  Mr. Carter currently resides in Burleson, TX with his wonderful wife, Ruxandra.

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Anna Torres - Guard Director

Atorres610@gmail.com


Anna Torres is the Color Guard Director at Burleson High School and at the University of North Texas. Torres has more than 15 years of experience in color guard and band activities. 


A graduate of Missouri State University, she served as a Band Director and Color Guard Director in the Kansas City area for three years before moving to Texas in 2013. 


She has performed with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment IW Winter Guard, and Pride of Missouri State IO Winter Guard.


 In the few years Anna has worked with the Burleson guard program they have received a 1st and 2nd place medal at NTCA Championships.


 Anna and her husband reside in Fort Worth with their son, Carter, who was born in March 2015 and daughter, Ellison, who was born in November 2017.