Percussion Specialist

Mr. Lewis is in his ninth year as Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist for Lovejoy ISD. 

Prior to this, Mr. Lewis maintained an active lesson studio in the Plano East Cluster middle and high schools for three years. His current responsibilities include classical and marching percussion ensembles, assisting with concert bands at Willow Springs Middle School and Lovejoy High School, and teaching the 6th grade beginning percussion class at Sloan Creek Intermediate School.  The Willow Springs MS Percussion Ensemble was the Mark of Excellence National Winner in 2017.  Mr. Lewis' percussion students have been Area finalists in 3A, 4A, and 5A UIL Marching Contest, All Region and Area band members, recipients of consistent 1's at State Solo and Ensemble Contest, as well as Outstanding Soloists at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Mr. Lewis is a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University - Commerce in Commerce, TX, where he received a bachelor's degree in music education. While pursuing his education, Mr. Lewis studied Wind Ensemble Pedagogy with Dr. Brad Kent and Dr. Jeff Gershman, and Percussion with Dr. Brian Zator. He has also performed in master classes with Keiko Abe, Jon Metzger, and Dan Moore. At PASIC 2004, he competed in the marimba solo competition.  At PASIC 2006, he was a performer on a showcase concert featuring new and unknown works of Minoru Miki and later recorded a CD with the TAMU-C Percussion Ensemble of this music.  During his time at TAMU-C, he was the director and arranger for the Panimation Steel Band.

Mr. Lewis was a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 seasons. While marching, he had the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers in DCI, including Tom Rarick, Michael McIntosh, Dan DeLong, and Brad Palmer.

Mr. Lewis is active adjudicator and clinician in Texas and holds memberships with PAS, TBA, and TMEA.

Mr. Lewis' wife, Katie Lewis, is a band director in Frisco ISD and they have two sons, Jackson and Micah.