Band Staff

Donnie Hull

Donnie is entering his tenth year of teaching at Haltom High School. He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston. Prior to his tenure at Haltom, Donnie taught in Judson ISD in San Antonio, Texas. His primary mentors include Eddie Green, Greg Hull, Tom Bennett, and David Bertman.

Donnie’s Drum Corps International experience includes marching with The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from 1999 – 2002. In 2002, Donnie was the Brass Sergeant and joined the teaching staff in 2003 – 2009 as the Associate Brass Caption Head. He has been a part of the Santa Clara Vanguard Visual staff since 2014.

Donnie is a member of Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.

When he is not standing in front of a band, Donnie enjoys spending time with his rescue labrador mix, Lucy.

Tony Smith

Tony is celebrating his 20th year of teaching in Birdville ISD. He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas. Tony has taught at North Oaks Middle School for the last 18 years, but prior to that he taught at Haltom High School for two years as an Assistant Band Director. Under his leadership the NOMS band has been a state finalist in the TMEA Honor Band process in 2003, 2005, 2010, and 2012. Tony was also recognized in 2005 and 2010 as “Teacher of the Year” at NOMS.

Tony is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Beta Mu.

Lynna Russell