Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephen F. Austin University
Mr. Kenneth Henderson
Welcome to Alief Middle Band
I am a native Texan and graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. I have more than thirty years of teaching band in Alief.
The study and performance of music is an opportunity that our young people of today truly need. It is not our goal as teachers to make professional musicians of our students, but rather it is to enable them to fully enjoy the life-long benefits of making music. Recent studies show that students who participate in music programs such as band become the strongest students, academically speaking, in their schools. The skills learned in our school band program are self-discipline, increased self-esteem, group cooperation, commitment, responsibility to self and to a group, and teamwork will be reflected in a successful adult life. Knowing that great performances are the fruits of a considerable investment in preparation, hard work, and lessons learned from failure, the opportunity to enjoy a new level of communication and self-expression is the goal for every musician, young or old. Creativity is within us all, and the language of music serves as the perfect vehicle for this journey in personal growth and in the development of knowledge and skills.