Mr. Lance Walker is an Associate Band director at North Mesquite High School in Mesquite, TX where he serves as the director of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band II, Jazz Bands, Trombone Choir & NMHS Quartermasters. In addition to his teaching duties at North Mesquite High School, he also teaches beginners at McDonald Middle School as well as assisting the McDonald Symphonic Band.
Mr. Walker also serves as the TMEA Region III Jazz Chairman, TMEA Region III Symphonic Band Organizer, and is a member of the Region III UIL Steering and Calendar Committees. Before his appointment to North Mesquite High School Mr. Walker was the Junior High Band director at Rockdale Junior High in Rockdale, TX. During his tenure with Rockdale Junior High, and North Mesquite High School Mr. Walker’s bands have consistently earned UIL Sweepstakes awards, and were a state finalist in the TMEA Honor Band Process (RJH) (2012). Mr. Walker was also a quarterfinalist in the Grammy Music educator award process. (2016-2017) Walker was in the top 290 of over 5000 music educators nominated from all 50 states.
Mr. Walker is active as a consultant, adjudicator and trombone performer who frequently serves as a clinician for Concert, and Jazz Bands. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Band Masters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Association of Texas Small School Bands, Texas Jazz Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Mr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Music Education (2008) from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. Mr. Walker lives in Dallas, TX with his wife of 11 years Christy Walker. In his free time, he enjoys working on his 1963 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.