is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band
at TCU. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Abilene
Christian University and his Master of Percussion Performance degree from East
Texas State University. Before coming to TCU, he taught in the public schools
for twelve years. He began teaching in 1987 and spent his first ten years
teaching at L.D. Bell High School, where his groups received recognition for
outstanding performances at festivals throughout Texas. His ensemble
responsibilities at TCU include the Horned Frog Marching Band, the Symphonic
Band, and assistance with the Men's and Women's Basketball Bands. In addition to
his work with the bands, he also teaches music education classes and surpervises
student teachers. He is leading drill designer and arranger for marching band.
He regularly consults with and writes shows for 20 high school bands across the
nation. His drills have won six state championships, a BOA National Championship
and placed in the finals of numerous competitions.
Mr. Youngblood is a product of public school music education in the state of
Texas. Before playing in the L.D. Bell High School Band under the direction of
Roger Winslow, he was in the junior high bands of Marion West, Earnest Repass
and Danny Prado. His undergraduate studies with John Whitwell and Gary Lewis,
then at Abilene Christian University, furthered his training in Music Education.
His percussion training began with Jim McGahey and Warren Dewey and finished
with Allen Teal at Abilene Christian University and Robert Houston and Jimmy
Finney at East Texas State University.
Mr. Youngblood is a frequent clinician and adjudicator in Texas and the
Southwest. He enjoys working as a clinician with bands from every age level.