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Kyle McDonald

Panhandle High School, Atteberry Station
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Kyle McDonald graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009.  While attending UNC he studied with Gray Barrier and Jim White.  He is a licensed teacher in Colorado and Texas. 

While attending UNC, Kyle performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Pride of the Rockies Marching Band, Jazz Lab 4, Jazz Combo 4 and with the Low Brass Studio at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference. 

As a teacher, Kyle has won a marching championship, and won best drumline at regionals several times.  His students have made All-State Band, All-State Orchestra and All-State Jazz Band as well as the Texas Solo and Ensemble State competition.  His students have gone on to be successful music majors at both Northern Colorado and Colorado State University. 

In 2009, Kyle accepted the Assistant Band director job at Childress High school in Childress, Texas.  He started a high school jazz band, high school percussion ensemble and a jr. high percussion ensemble.  His jr. high percussion ensemble took 3rd place at the Conveyance Percussion Festival in Dallas. He was promoted to the head director in 2010. While at Childress his bands earned several superior ratings including the first sweepstakes rating in 4  years. Mr. McDonald brought in guest conductors, solo artists and commissioned a chart for the high school jazz band. 

Kyle is now the head director at Panhandle High School in Panhandle, Texas.  Mr. McDonald's bands continue to earn superior ratings including straight ones in marching band, concert and sight reading contest with both the high school and the jr. high. 

Kyle performs regularly with his band Atteberry Station all over the Texas Panhandle, and Oklahoma area. 

Kyle is an in demand clinician helping several drumlines and percussion sections throughout the panhandle area.  He is a proud to endorser of Innovative Percussion.  He currently lives with his beautiful wife Heather and their 1 year old son Jaxon.