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Jeff Tipps, Director of Bands

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Jeff Tipps is the head band director at Haskett Junior High.  Prior to Haskett, he was the assistant band director at T.H. McDonald Junior High in Katy ISD for nine years.  He led the MDJH students to success at UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contests and the Katy Jazz Festival.  Mr. Tipps was named the McDonald Junior High 2021 Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Tipps previously taught in Del Valle ISD located in Austin, TX. 


Mr. Tipps received his education at Abilene Christian University where he studied under Dr. Eric Wilson, Dr. Sally Reid, Dr. Steven Ward, Mr. Greg Bush, and Mr. Derek Brown.  He is also an award-winning composer and professional arranger for marching bands, concert bands, choral ensembles, and orchestras with clients nationwide. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, serving as TMEA Region 23 Secretary since 2018, Texas Bandmasters Association, TI:ME, Texas Jazz Educators Association, National Bandmasters Association, National Flute Association, International Double Reed Society, International Clarinet Association, and the North American Saxophone Alliance.

Originally from southwest Texas, Mr. Tipps enjoys spending time with friends & family, science trivia, playing video games, Spurs basketball, and hanging out with his ferrets Kuzco & Kronk.

Inez McGraw, Assistant Director of Bands

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Inez McGraw is the assistant band director at Haskett Junior High. Prior to joining the Haskett team, she spent three years in the Texas panhandle as a band director for Dimmitt ISD serving the middle school and high school band programs. Before that, Mrs. McGraw was also an assistant band director for two years at Goodnight Middle School in San Marcos CISD in San Marcos, Texas.

Mrs. McGraw received her Bachelor of Music Education from Texas State University San Marcos in 2015, where she participated in Symphonic Winds, Percussion Ensemble, Texas State Steel Drum Band, and Salsa Del Rio. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Mrs. McGraw enjoys hot weather, good food, walking her dog, and spending time with friends and family.

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