Mr. Holt is currently in his 14th year of teaching. Prior to being named Director of Bands at Rogers Middle School for the 2016-17 school year, he served in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD as Associate Director of Bands at L.D. Bell High School (2006-2016) and Assistant Director at Harwood Junior High (2004-2006).
Through his tenure at L.D. Bell, Mr. Holt has received state and national acclaim through the many successes of the band program. These accolades include numerous Bands Of America Regional and Super-Regional Championships, earning three silver medal placements and one bronze medal at the 5A UIL State Marching Contest, and being named the 2007 Bands of America Grand National Champion. Concert bands under the direction of Mr. Holt have been awarded numerous Texas UIL Sweepstakes Awards and have received top honors at participating festivals and competitions.
Originally from Oklahoma, Mr. Holt began his instrumental studies in Midwest City as a saxophonist. Following his high school years, Mr. Holt graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree and later completed his graduate work at Baylor University, where he earned a Master of Music degree emphasizing in saxophone performance.
Mr. Holt is a Yamaha Performing Artist and an educational endorser for D’Addario Woodwinds. His professional affiliations include the North American Saxophone Alliance, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Holt resides in Prosper with his wife, Rachel, Suzuki Violin Teacher at Windsong Elementary, daughter Elizabeth (“the kid”) and Alice (“the dog”).
Mr. Ferman is in his 13th year of being a music educator and in his 4th year as a band director in Prosper. Prior to band directing, Mr. Ferman was a highly sought after private saxophone teacher in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. His students have won many accolades over the years including 11 Texas All-State band members (including 1st chair Alto Sax 4A and 1st Chair Tenor Sax 5A), Concerto Contest Winners and participants, and members of exclusive youth ensembles. His students have gone on to study music at several elite universities around the country.
Mr. Ferman received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University studying saxophone with Dr. Brian Utley, Mr. Todd Genztel and Dr. John Goodall. While at the prestigious University of North Texas College of Music, Mr. Ferman earned a Master of Music Degree in Saxophone Performance. At UNT he studied classical saxophone with Dr. Eric Nestler and jazz saxophone Mr. Isaac Lamar. Mr. Ferman is an active Saxophonist and Clinician who has performed with groups such as the Dallas Wind Symphony, The Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble, Carrollton Wind Symphony, The San Angelo Symphony, Dallas Pops, and Ben Folds.
Mr. Ferman is an active member of the Texas Music Educators association and the Texas Band Masters Association. He has also been a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society and Kappa Kappa Psi.
Mr. Ferman met his wonderful wife, Amy, at SFA in the music program. Amy played clarinet through college and though she doesn’t play as much she used to, she shares her love of music and education with Mr. Ferman. Their son Jonah was born February 24th, 2016.
Ms. Kathryn “Katie” Reeves has been teaching for 5 years, and this will be her first year at Rogers Middle School. Prior to working at Rogers, she served as the Head Middle School Band Director and Assistant High School Band Director at Caddo Mills ISD.
She has Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. While at Texas A&M-Commerce she was an active participant in the Pride Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Trumpet Studio, and served as the administrative assistant of the Band Department. Miss Reeves was also a member of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps from Casper, Wyoming, and has performed with the Sherman and Rockwall Community Bands.
Ms. Reeves is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association, and is an alumnus of Kappa Kappa Psi. In her free time, she enjoys decorating, painting, and spending time with her friends and family.
Mr. Snyder joined the Roger’s Middle School Band staff in the 2016 school year. He also serves the Prosper High School Band staff as percussion specialist. Previously, Mr. Snyder worked with Griffin Middle School and Wakeland High School in Frisco, maintaining an integral part of the development of the percussion program.
Mr. Snyder has been a part of the marching percussion scene for 16 years, competing and teaching at a high level. While earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas, Mr. Snyder was a member of the Denton Guyer Band staff as well as many other schools in the DFW area over the past decade.
Mr. Snyder has been a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps staff for 4 years. Prior to his teaching position in DCI, Mr. Snyder was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. Joining the Corps as a high school Junior in 2005, he returned for another 2 years winning the Fred Sanford High Percussion Award in 2006.
Mr. Snyder attended Marcus High School under the direction of Kennan Wylie, where he earned many accolades as a student percussionist. Mr. Snyder also competed as a PASIC soloist winning 1st place in 2003.