Kristin Hames

Conductor, Intermediate Wind Ensemble, Interlochen Arts Camp

B.S., Music, Texas A & M University - Commerce

Kristin Hames is currently in her ninth year as Director of Bands at Richardson North Junior High. Under her direction, the Symphonic Band has received consecutive superior ratings at numerous band festivals and was named first runner-up in the Texas State Honor Band competition in 2005.

In 2008, Mrs. Hames was named as the Phi Beta Mu "Outstanding Young Bandmaster," and in 2007 was selected as a Richardson ISD Teacher of the Year. Previously, Mrs. Hames was the Assistant Band Director at Shepton High School in Plano where she was selected as the Beginning Teacher of the Year in 1999.

Mrs. Hames is an honor graduate from Texas A&M University – Commerce where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education. Mrs. Hames' professional affiliations include the Texas Music Education Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. She is currently serving a term on the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List Committee.