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, their daughter, Norah, and their 11 year old Min Pin, Matilda
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, taking his Husky Dallas out on runs, and traveling with his boyfriend Skyler.
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.
Mr. Baker is currently the Director of Percussion at Burleson High School. Previously, he taught at Azle High School where he served as the Percussion Director for 5 years. During his tenured at Azle, the ensemble was a consistent medalist in WGI and NTCA circuit at the World Class level. He also was able to consistently have over 75% of the percussion studio advance to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble where 3 of his students received the outstanding performer award in a 2 year span, an award that is only given to the top 1% of soloist in the state of Texas.
Before working at Azle, Mr. Baker served as an assistant band director at Duiett Middle School where the ensemble placed 7th in the 2C Honor Band. Mr. Baker has instructed numerous groups across the state of Texas such as Austin Bowie High School in Austin, Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, and Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio where he served as a student teacher.
Mr. Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Texas State University and was in ensembles such as the PASIC Drumline, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and the Bobcat Band Drumline. While at Texas State Mr. Baker marched three years in the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corp Drumline and was section leader his last year there. Mr. Baker is an active member of TMEA, TBA, and is endorsed by Innovative Percussion and Evans Drumheads.
Sam Ingram was born and raised in Powder Springs, GA, where he began taking gymnastics, dance, and acting lessons at a young age, as well as developing skills in trumpet and piano. His colorguard career started at McEachern High School in 2012. After graduating high school in 2013, Ingram performed with the world class Paramount Winterguard from 2014-2016. He also marched three seasons of drum corps, where he performed with Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps (2013), the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps (2014), and Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps (2015). In 2017, Ingram performed with the Pride of Cincinnati, becoming the WGI World Class Champions that year.
Ingram began teaching as a senior in high school, assisting with the junior varsity winterguard at McEachern High School. He went on to teach several successful programs in the Atlanta area, including River Ridge High School and WGI Open Class finalist Mill Creek High School. In 2017, after teaching and choreographing at the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps that summer, Ingram moved to Dallas, Texas where he became the colorguard director and movement choreographer at L.D. Bell High School, along with assisting the colorguard at Marcus High School and Lamar High School. Ingram is currently pursuing a degree in dance education at Texas Woman’s University, and spends his free time relaxing with his two dogs, Moo and Margot.