Mr. Whitling is in his third year of teaching, and he is in his first year as an assistant band director at Willow Springs Middle School. Mr. Whitling assists with the Symphonic and Concert Bands at Willow Springs as well as the beginning brass classes at Sloan Creek. Previously, Mr. Whitling taught at Haltom Middle School in Birdville ISD where he taught brass classes and the Symphonic Band.
Mr. Whitling grew up in Wylie, TX where he was a member of the first graduating class of Wylie East High School. He was a member of the TMEA All-State band and went on to attend Southern Methodist University where he studied trumpet under Tom Booth and performed with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Meadows Wind Ensemble and as lead trumpet with the Meadows Jazz Orchestra. While at SMU, Mr. Whitling had the opportunity to learn instrumental and band methods from Lynne Jackson and Brian Merrill.
Mr. Whitling currently resides in Richardson with his wife, Sarah, and two dogs, T-Rex and Juniper. Sarah works as the Manager of Strategic Initiatives in the Executive Office at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Assistant Band Director
Band Director at Willow Springs
Assistant Director at Willow Springs
Band Director at Sloan Creek