Ms. Sarah Jones is beginning her first year as an Assistant Band Director at Lake Highlands High School. Born and raised in the DFW area, she is excited to be joining the Wildcat Band and returning to the place she calls home. She will be conducting the Concert Band, Concert Band 2 and assisting with Marching Band Brass instruction and Marching Fundamentals.
Before joining the LH band staff, Ms. Jones served as the Head Band Director at North Belton Middle School in Belton where she conducted the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, and assisted with the Belton HS Marching Band. Under her direction, the Wind Ensemble earned sweepstakes at UIL and first division ratings at the Big Dallas Festival.
Ms. Jones graduated from Southern Methodist University with Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Educational Studies. While at SMU, Ms. Jones studied French Horn with Greg Hustis and Haley Hoops and performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Mustang Marching and Basketball Bands. She also performed four years with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, during which time the drum corps earned a DCI World Championship title and multiple brass awards. Since 2017, Ms. Jones has taught on the brass staff at the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.
Aside from teaching music, Ms. Jones is passionate about continuing her own education, improving her mental and physical health through hobbies including meditation and running, and spending quality time with her family and cat, Lucy.