Head Band Director

A graduate of University of North Texas in Denton, Mr. Balch became the KHS band director in the summer of 2004. Previous to this, he was the Kingwood 9th grade director from 2001 through 2004. He has also worked in the communities of Van, Spring Hill and Lufkin, all of which are in Texas. He is married to Nita and together they have five children - Tony who is an Army Vet and is presently at home and working, Samuel who is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, Aubrey who is an Army Medic and has just returned from her second Afghanistan deployment, Matthew R and Matthew B who are both in college. Other than being a full time husband and father, he also likes to garden and fish, and he is a lifelong student of the Biblical Scripture. When band is in full swing, there is not much time for hobbies other than his faith, his family and band.


Assistant Band Director

A graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, Mr. Morrison became the KHS assistant band director in the summer of 2016. Before moving to Texas he was the United Christian Academy’s middle school band founder and director from 2014 to 2016. While in Tennessee, he worked closely with various large band programs and assisted as their marching tech and private lesson instructor. His students have received many awards on their instruments including college scholarships, admittance into the Tennessee All-State Band, Governor’s School and District Honor Band. Outside of directing the KHS band, he enjoys prayer, worship, kayaking, and other various outdoor activities.


Assistant Band Director

A graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Mr. Landes became the KHS assistant band director summer of 2019. Previously, he worked with lesson students in the greater Houston area in communities such as Cypress, Katy and Conroe. He has also worked closely with many schools all over Texas as a marching and music technician and private lesson instructor. He is married to Alli and they reside in Spring, Texas. When he is not directing the KHS band, he enjoys going to concerts, worship, and beach volleyball.

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