Office Number: (832) 386-1714
Office Hours: 12:45 - 1:15 daily OR by appointment
Please note: I will not be able to answer my phone or reply to emails while class is in session.
Tutorial Times: 4:00 - 4:45 most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Please note: If these days change due to campus and/or band events, it will be notated on the white board.
Meet Mr. Allen
Justin Allen earned both his B.M. in Music Education and his M.M. in Conducting from Stephen F. Austin State University. During his graduate studies he worked as a teaching assistant for both the music history and band departments. He aided in marching band and pep band rehearsals, rehearsed and guest conducted all four concert bands, toured with the Orchestra of the Pines as a guest conductor, and directed various student-led chamber groups. While there he revived the Nacogdoches Community Band and served as its director for two years until he moved back to Houston.
After graduating he began his teaching career at Lake Olympia Middle School in Fort Bend ISD where he taught for three years. While there his bands earned several awards at UIL and various contests. During his time in the area he also served as the director of the Rosenberg Symphonic Band, a local community group.
He is currently in his sixth year as Director of Bands at Galena Park Middle School where he teaches the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Beginner Woodwinds. Under his direction the Wind Ensemble made campus history by being the first band at GPMS to earn a varsity-level sweepstakes at UIL. His bands have won several honors at UIL and Gator Music Festival. While not teaching Mr. Allen enjoys going to the Houston Symphony, reading, playing video games, watching movies (especially horror films), and playing with his two cats, Jude and Stormy.
Class Schedule & Weekly Calendar
Advisory (8:25 - 8:50)
1A/5A (8:54 - 9:39) - Percussion
1B/5B (9:43 - 10:28) - Saxophone
2A/6A (10:32 - 11:17) - Symphonic Band
2B/6B (11:21 - 12:06) - Wind Ensemble
3A/7A (12:44 - 1:29) - Conference
3B/7B (1:33 - 2:18) - Concert Band
4A/8A (2:22 - 3:07) - Flute & Oboe
4B/8B (3:11 - 3:56) - Clarinet
All dates can be found in the "Info" tab of your band binder AND in the Documents tab of this website.
Homework & Class Expectations
Homework: Students receive a grade every day for taking home their instrument for practice. Remember - good team members are prepared!
All grading policies, expectations, required supplies, etc. can be in the band handbook found in the Documents tab of this website.