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 twice (2015, 2021), the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, and are consistently state finalists in the TMEA Honor Band contest.
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 dachshunds, Lucy and Jack.
Jenna Yee is an associate band director at Stiles. She grew up in a very musical family on Long Island, NY with some of her earliest memories being the tuba lessons her father taught from the basement. She originally dreamed of playing in a Broadway pit orchestra before earning her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Horn Performance from Ithaca College in 2007 and moving to Texas with her future husband, Chris Yee.
Mrs. Yee is in her 16th 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 conducts the Symphonic Band and assists with the Honors Band and Concert Band. She also teaches beginning trumpet, horn, euphonium, and double reeds. Her bands consistently earn Superior ratings at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest. She continues to perform on her horn with Cedar Park Winds.
Mrs. Yee is married to Chris Yee, band director at Cedar Park High School. They have two sons, Noah and Ashton and a blind jack russell terrier, Mylie.
TJ West is an associate band director at Stiles. TJ got his musical start in the band program at Aledo, TX playing both tuba and clarinet. He graduated in the Spring of 2019 from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Music Education and a certificate in Tuba Performance.
TJ is currently in his 4th year of teaching, all at Stiles Middle School. He teaches Concert Band as well as beginner tuba, clarinet, saxophone, and percussion.
In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, reading, and acquiring impressive dental bills.