While assistant director Chris Evetts was handed the baton after Tim Gunter’s unceremonious departure as Highland Park High School’s director of bands, HPISD officials decided to import its newest band director, Pam Hyatt, from China Spring ISD, which is just outside Waco.
Hyatt became the school district’s director of bands in 2008. Previously, Hyatt held similar posts at China Spring Middle School and China Spring High School, where she led her charges to consecutive UIL Sweepstakes Awards. Pretty impressive stuff.
“I am excited to build the band program to the caliber of other programs already in place at Highland Park,” Hyatt said in a statement from the district. “I look forward to making Highland Park my new home for many, many years.”
I’m sure parents hope that Hyatt will stick with the school a bit longer than the two previous Highland Park High School band directors. Gunter resigned his post after just a year and a half, while his predecessor, Joel Weisberg, resigned after almost three years with the program.
Outside of the band hall, Hyatt, a 2002 Baylor grad, enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon, and their 2-year-old son, Aiden.