Rose Brinkman is in her fourth year at Scoggins Middle School.
Always dedicated to music, Mrs. Brinkman decided very early on that she wanted to become a music educator because of the positive influence it had on her personal education. This decision resulted in her participation in many All-Region, All-Area, and All-State competitions. She was a two time member of the Texas All-State 5A Symphonic Band.
Mrs. Brinkman received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. During her time there, she studied flute with Terri Sundberg, Dr. Terri Sanchez, and Wayla Chambo. She was involved with North Texas’ Green Brigade Marching Band as a section leader and field technician, a soloist and section coordinator for the UNT Concert Band, and the Fort Worth Opera. Additionally, she served as an officer for the international professional music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon.
Mrs. Brinkman is looking forward to another great year with Scoggins Band students and families and making music with the Seahawk community. Mrs. Brinkman holds professional affiliations with Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Mu Phi Epsilon, and the Texas Flute Society.
Preston Beaty, from Flower Mound, is in his second year at Scoggins Middle School. After attending Flower Mound High School, he graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in music education and student taught right here at Scoggins (and at Liberty High School). While at WTAMU, Mr. Beaty was a drill instructor for three years in the Buffalo Marching Band, taught private lessons in the Canyon/Amarillo area, and studied trumpet under Dr. William Takacs. He has participated in ensembles that performed at the TMEA convention in San Antonio and the National Trumpet Competition at George Mason University in Virginia.
Mr. Beaty is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and is a member of Texas Music Educators Association. Additionally, he serves as an assistant band director at Maus Middle School.
Mr. Beaty is thrilled to be able to be back at Scoggins and work with such a wonderful group of students; he could not hope for a better team to be a part of. Mr. Beaty resides in McKinney with his wife, Erin.
Michael Crawford serves as Director of Percussion for Independence High School and all associated middle
schools. His duties include instructing the IHS Drumline and percussion ensembles, teaching beginning percussionists, and assisting with all band percussive needs.
Mr. Crawford holds a Master of Music Performance degree from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Music degree with an All-Level Teaching Certification from Tarleton State University. His principal teachers include Todd Ukena, Joey Carter, and Dr. Todd Meehan.
Prior to joining the staff at Independence HS, Mr. Crawford served as Adjunct Lecturer of Percussion at Tarleton State University (2011-2014), Director of Percussion for Aledo ISD (2009-2011) and the Director of Percussion for the Denton High School bands (2008-2009). In addition to his involvement at IHS, Mr. Crawford is the acting Drumline Instructor/Arranger for the Baylor University Drumline and Percussion Coordinator for the Baylor University Summer Band Camps.
Mr. Crawford has performed throughout the United States and Europe including performances with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, College Band Directors National Association’s (CBDNA) National Intercollegiate Band, and the 2002 Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. He has also participated in numerous clinics and showcase concerts at CBDNA, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Bandmasters Association.
Michael Crawford is an artist/endorser for Vic Firth sticks and mallets and REMO drumheads.