Lake Highlands High School Directors
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Director of Bands and Lake Highlands Fine Arts Coordinator
Reagan Brumley is the Director of Bands at Lake Highlands High School and Fine Arts Coordinator of the Lake Highlands Learning Community in Richardson ISD. In this role, he serves as director of the Wind Ensemble and Wildcat Marching Band, team-teaches all of the high school and junior high ensembles, and administers all fine arts programs in the Lake Highlands learning community.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Brumley served as Director of Performing Arts for Irving ISD. From 2011-2020, Mr. Brumley was the Director of Instrumental Music for Highland Park ISD, where he served as Director of the “Highlander” Marching Band, conducted the Wind Symphony, and guided all aspects of the Highland Park Bands, grades 5-12. During Mr. Brumley’s tenure in this position, the HPHS Band advanced to the Texas State Marching Contest, twice advancing to the State Finals, earning the Silver Medal in 2019. The band advanced to the finals of the Area C Marching Contest at every opportunity. In addition, the band won grand championships and class championships at marching contests around DFW. Under Mr. Brumley’s direction, the Highland Park Wind Symphony twice earned State Honor Band Finalist status, finishing 2nd in the state in class 5A in 2019 and 4th in the state in 2017. The program also demonstrated a strong track record of success in the TMEA All-State process, placing the highest number of students in the All-State Bands of any 5A band program in their area in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Prior to Mr. Brumley’s appointment at Highland Park, he was the Associate Director of Bands at Berkner High School where he was the conductor of Symphonic Band II, led music rehearsals for the Class 6A State Marching Finalist Berkner Marching Band, coordinated the private lesson program, and taught 6th grade band in the cluster. Mr. Brumley also served as part of the teaching team that helped the Berkner Varsity Concert Band finish 2nd place in the state in 2010 and earn an invitation to the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Before his tenure at Berkner, Mr. Brumley also served on the band staffs of Lake Highlands High School and Red Oak High School and Junior High.
Mr. Brumley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Bandmasters Association. In 2018, Mr. Brumley was inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity. He holds a Masters of Music in Wind Conducting from Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a Bachelors of Music from the University of Texas-Brownsville. Mr. Brumley is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas. He and his wife, Cayce, reside in Dallas along with their children, Scarlett, Noelle, and Maddox.
Mr. Aaron Singleton is one of the Associate Directors at Lake Highlands High School. As a member of the LH staff, Mr. Singleton conducts the Symphonic Band, teaches mixed woodwind and brass beginner classes at elementary campuses and serves as the primary instructor of marching band fundamentals and physical conditioning. He also assists the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band 1 and 2.
A 2012 graduate of L.V. Berkner High School, Mr. Singleton returned home to Richardson ISD in 2016 after completing his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University. While at OSU, Mr. Singleton studied saxophone performance and pedagogy under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert. Over the Summer months, Mr. Singleton is a regular leadership clinician at high schools throughout Texas as well as university band & leadership camps. Mr. Singleton owes much of his knowledge of leadership pedagogy to the several teaching opportunities provided by his mentor and former band director Frank Troyka.
As a saxophonist, Mr. Singleton has been invited to perform in Italy at the 2014 & 2015 Cortona Sessions for New Music, and in France at the 2015 World Sax Congress in Strasbourg. In his free time Mr. Singleton enjoys traveling the world, supporting the Chelsea Football Club, practicing various fitness activities, and cooking.
Ms. Claire Pittman is one of the Associate Directors at Lake Highlands High School. Her music education began in Lake Highlands cluster and she graduated from LHHS in 2010! Her responsibilities include co-conducting the Wind Ensemble, directing the Concert Band, assisting with Symphonic Band, teaching the Wildcat Marching Band, assisting with beginning and junior high band classes, and guiding beginner curriculum.
Before joining the LHHS staff, Ms. Pittman was the Associate Band Director at Killian Middle School in the Hebron HS feeder pattern, where she directed the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, assisted with the Honors Band, and taught all of the beginning brass classes. Under her direction, the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band received consistent “Superior” ratings and success at UIL and local festivals. The Killian Honors Band earned state recognition as the 2018 CC TMEA Honor Band and as a result of that award performed at the TMEA Clinic and Convention in 2019. Additionally, the Killian Honors Band was one of three middle school bands invited to perform at the 2019 Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention. Before her time at Killian, Ms. Pittman spent two years as an Assistant Band Director at New Braunfels High School and Ninth Grade Center where she led the high school’s marching brass program as well as the ninth-grade bands.
From the fall of 2017-2022, Ms. Pittman served as a member of the educational staff of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps based in Rosemont, Illinois. The Cavaliers compete in an international circuit called Drum Corps International. Ms. Pittman began her involvement with DCI in 2009 – she spent four summers as a performer, traveling thousands of miles across the United States and performing in nearly 30 shows each summer. Her final two years as a performer were with the Blue Devils, who have not placed lower than 5th place in DCI Finals since 1975. In the summer of 2015, she spent six weeks touring Europe as a Performing Staff Member with the Blue Devils International Corps and got to perform in the Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland!
Ms. Pittman is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Tau Beta Sigma. She is also an active adjudicator and clinician in the DFW Area. When she is not in the Band Hall, she spends her time in the gym, with friends, traveling, or volunteering and fostering dogs for a local rescue group, Tzu Zoo Rescue.