An Iowa native, Andrew Binkard is currently in his seventh year of teaching and his second at Henry Middle School. At Henry, Mr. Binkard conducts the Concert Band and teaches the beginning horn, trombone, and euphonium/tuba classes, and assists with the Symphonic and Honors Bands. Mr. Binkard’s bands have received consistent superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest. Prior to coming to Henry, Mr. Binkard held positions in the Killeen and Austin ISDs.
Most recently, the Henry Middle School Honors Band has again been invited to perform at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and will do so in December 2016.
Mr. Binkard holds a masters degree in trombone performance from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied trombone with Dr. Nathaniel Brickens and chamber music with Mr. Charles Villarrubia. While at UT, Mr. Binkard performed with the UT Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jerry Junkin and the UT Symphony Orchestra under Gerhardt Zimmerman. In addition, he performed with the UT Trombone Choir and numerous chamber ensembles in the Butler School of Music. Mr. Binkard received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied with Dr. Scott Anderson. While at Nebraska, Mr. Binkard won the Undergraduate Concerto Competition and performed Frank Martin’s Ballade with the UNL Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Binkard holds memberships with the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. In the fall of 2013, he served as the clinician for the TMEA Region 8 All-Region Concert Band.
Mr. Binkard performs in the Cedar Park Winds with his wife, Evelyn, who is a band director in Pflugerville ISD. He and Evelyn live in Austin with their two rescued greyhounds, Rolf and Karl.