Paul Brodt - Head Band Director Email:  paul.brodt@fortbendisd.com Phone: 281 634 2444 Mr. Brodt is starting his 15th year as a Band Director and 1st year at Kempner High School. He most recently served as the Director of Bands at Hastings High School where he taught for the last 7 years. Before that, Mr. Brodt spent 7 years as the Band Director at Youngblood Intermediate School. He received his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2002.  Mr. Brodt is a woodwind specialist. His primary instrument is saxophone. Mr. Brodt was a 3 year member of the Oklahoma All-State Jazz Band and 1st chair in the Oklahoma All-State Wind Ensemble in 1998. He worked as a Jazz Band Musician on a Carnival Cruise Line Ship out of Miami, Florida from 2002-2003. He toured with a jazz band in Tokyo, Nagasaki, and throughout Japan in 2003. He has also performed in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal with the Tallowood Jazz Band the Messengers. Mr. Brodt has been married to his beautiful wife Cynthia for 12 years. They are the proud parents of a 9 year old boy, Isaac and 2 year old daughter, Autumn.

Paul Brodt - Head Band Director

Email:  paul.brodt@fortbendisd.com

Phone: 281 634 2444

Mr. Brodt is starting his 15th year as a Band Director and 1st year at Kempner High School. He most recently served as the Director of Bands at Hastings High School where he taught for the last 7 years. Before that, Mr. Brodt spent 7 years as the Band Director at Youngblood Intermediate School. He received his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2002. 

Mr. Brodt is a woodwind specialist. His primary instrument is saxophone. Mr. Brodt was a 3 year member of the Oklahoma All-State Jazz Band and 1st chair in the Oklahoma All-State Wind Ensemble in 1998. He worked as a Jazz Band Musician on a Carnival Cruise Line Ship out of Miami, Florida from 2002-2003. He toured with a jazz band in Tokyo, Nagasaki, and throughout Japan in 2003. He has also performed in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal with the Tallowood Jazz Band the Messengers.

Mr. Brodt has been married to his beautiful wife Cynthia for 12 years. They are the proud parents of a 9 year old boy, Isaac and 2 year old daughter, Autumn.

Ben Muths - Assistant Band Director Email: benjamin.muths@fortbendisd.com Phone: 281 634 9980 Mr. Ben Muths is in his fifth year as Assistant Band Director at I.H. Kempner High School.  Mr. Muths received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Moores School of Music at the University of Houston in 2013. A native of Houston, he has worked with many schools in the area as a marching clinician and bassoon private instructor.  Mr. Muths was a member of the Spirit of Houston Marching Band, University of Houston Wind Ensemble, and the 2009 Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps Cymbal Line. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. Mr. Muths lives in Sugar Land with his wife Leigh, their newborn son Gavin, and their 2 cats, Stache and Earl Grey.

Ben Muths - Assistant Band Director

Email: benjamin.muths@fortbendisd.com

Phone: 281 634 9980

Mr. Ben Muths is in his fifth year as Assistant Band Director at I.H. Kempner High School.  Mr. Muths received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Moores School of Music at the University of Houston in 2013. A native of Houston, he has worked with many schools in the area as a marching clinician and bassoon private instructor. 

Mr. Muths was a member of the Spirit of Houston Marching Band, University of Houston Wind Ensemble, and the 2009 Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps Cymbal Line. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.

Mr. Muths lives in Sugar Land with his wife Leigh, their newborn son Gavin, and their 2 cats, Stache and Earl Grey.

Justin Zimerman - Director of Percussion Email: justin.zimerman@fortbendisd.com Phone: 281 327 0116 Justin Zimerman is going into his 11th year as a high school band director and first year at Kempner High School.  Most recently he has served as Assistant Band Director and Percussion Director for Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas.  Ensembles under the direction of Mr. Zimerman have performed at the Music For All National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio. Under his direction, bands have advanced to the UIL Texas State Marching band contest 5 times, including 2 finals appearances, along with winning several outstanding percussion awards at various contests. Mr. Zimerman earned his Music Education Degree from the University of Houston, where he performed with the Wind Ensemble under the Direction of Tom Bennett and the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Franz Anton Krager.  He also was a member of the Percussion Ensemble under Dr. Blake Wilkins and had the honor of performing in a showcase concert at PASIC 2006.  Mr. Zimerman was a marching member of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004. Mr. Zimerman is a Percussion Education Artist with Innovative Percussion, and his professional affiliates are The Texas Music Educators Association and The Percussive Arts Society.  Mr. Zimerman lives in Houston with his wife, Emily, their 3 year old daughter, and their 2 cats.   

Justin Zimerman - Director of Percussion

Email: justin.zimerman@fortbendisd.com

Phone: 281 327 0116

Justin Zimerman is going into his 11th year as a high school band director and first year at Kempner High School.  Most recently he has served as Assistant Band Director and Percussion Director for Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas.  Ensembles under the direction of Mr. Zimerman have performed at the Music For All National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio. Under his direction, bands have advanced to the UIL Texas State Marching band contest 5 times, including 2 finals appearances, along with winning several outstanding percussion awards at various contests.

Mr. Zimerman earned his Music Education Degree from the University of Houston, where he performed with the Wind Ensemble under the Direction of Tom Bennett and the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Franz Anton Krager.  He also was a member of the Percussion Ensemble under Dr. Blake Wilkins and had the honor of performing in a showcase concert at PASIC 2006.  Mr. Zimerman was a marching member of Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004.

Mr. Zimerman is a Percussion Education Artist with Innovative Percussion, and his professional affiliates are The Texas Music Educators Association and The Percussive Arts Society.  Mr. Zimerman lives in Houston with his wife, Emily, their 3 year old daughter, and their 2 cats. 

 

Guillaume Eek - Director of Color Guard Email: guillaume.eek@fortbendisd.com   Guillaume Eek is excited to be joining the Kempner High School staff this year. He marched in the tuba section and color guard of The Crossmen, the color guard of the Madison Scouts, Alter Ego winter guard, and captain of the IA finalist Act One.   Guillaume has worked with many scholastic and independent organizations in Texas, New Mexico, Virginia, and Maryland as a clinician, designer, consultant, director, and technician. These programs include Seven Lakes High School, Clovis High School, Broad Run High School, Thomas Edison High School, Impact Independent, Redemption, Stonewall Independent, and ATX.   Guillaume and his girlfriend Erin live in Houston with their cat Zoey, and their dog Norman.  

Guillaume Eek - Director of Color Guard

Email: guillaume.eek@fortbendisd.com

 

Guillaume Eek is excited to be joining the Kempner High School staff this year. He marched in the tuba section and color guard of The Crossmen, the color guard of the Madison Scouts, Alter Ego winter guard, and captain of the IA finalist Act One.  

Guillaume has worked with many scholastic and independent organizations in Texas, New Mexico, Virginia, and Maryland as a clinician, designer, consultant, director, and technician. These programs include Seven Lakes High School, Clovis High School, Broad Run High School, Thomas Edison High School, Impact Independent, Redemption, Stonewall Independent, and ATX.  

Guillaume and his girlfriend Erin live in Houston with their cat Zoey, and their dog Norman.

 

 

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