Darcy Williams is the head band director at Stiles Middle School. Born to parents who met in their beginner trombone class, Darcy is 100% a product of the Texas music system. Her own musical education began in her father’s band hall in Harper, Texas where she spent her afternoons learning to play any instrument she could find in the storage closet while waiting to go home. Darcy received her Bachelor of Music in 2004 from West Texas A&M University.
Mrs. Williams bands have performed at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, and are consistently state finalists in the TMEA Honor Band contest. In addition to teaching
In addition to teaching Mrs. Williams clinics both students and music educators across the United States. She is the author of two books on education: Teaching Rhythm Logically and Pacing for Success: Beginner Band.
Darcy is married to John Vogt, and together they have a future All-State Band member - their daughter Caroline - and 2 spoiled fur babies, Lucy and Cloey.
Jenna Yee is in her 12th year of teaching. She began her teaching career at Clint Small Middle School in Austin ISD in 2007 before joining Darcy Williams at Deerpark Middle School in Round Rock ISD in 2010. She opened Stiles Middle School with Mrs. Williams in 2012.
Mrs. Yee earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Horn Performance from Ithaca College, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2007. During her time at Ithaca, she performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra, studying horn with Alex Shuhan and under the baton of Stephen Peterson, Jeff Grogan, and Jeffrey Meyer. She was Vice President of Mu Phi Epsilon and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Societies. She was also named the only Presser Scholar in 2006.
At Stiles Middle School, Mrs. Yee conducts the Symphonic Band, and assists with the Honors Band and Concert Band. She also teaches beginning trumpet, horn, euphonium, and double reeds. The Stiles Symphonic Band earns consistent Superior ratings at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest, and she continues to teach and perform on horn in the Austin area.
Mrs. Yee is married to her college sweetheart, Chris, who is also a band director in LISD. They have two sons, Noah and Ashton and a crazy jack russell terrier, Mylie.