Mr. Rylon Guidry is in his eleventh year in teaching and his fifth year as the Director of Bands at Arbor Creek Middle School in Lewisville ISD, where he teaches the beginner woodwind classes, the Honors Band & Jazz Band and assists with the Symphonic Band. Previously Mr. Guidry was the head director at Lake Highlands Junior High School in Richardson ISD and associate director at McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney ISD. He currently serves as the TMEA Region 2 Middle School Band Coordinator.

         Under his direction the Arbor Creek Honors Band receives consistent first division ratings at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contests and local festivals as well as Best in Class & Grand Champion awards. The Honors Band has been selected by the Foundation for Music Education as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project 4 consecutive years; in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Honors Band has twice placed in the TMEA CC State Honor Band Contest Finals, finishing 4th in 2015 and 2nd in 2017. Most recently in December of 2017, the Honors Band was an invited performer at The 71st Annual Midwest Clinic (an international band & orchestra conference) in Chicago, IL.
While at Lake Highlands Junior High, the band program grew from under 200 to over 300 students. The non varsity band received Sweepstakes at UIL for the first time in over 20 years and the varsity band received only unanimous first divisions at UIL and other local festivals.
     Mr. Guidry is a magna cum laude graduate of the University Of Houston Moores School Of Music. While at the Moores School of Music, Mr. Guidry studied instrumental methods with John Benzer and studied saxophone with Dr. Karen Wylie. He served as Principal Saxophonist in the University of Houston Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Tom Bennett. Mr. Guidry was also a four-year member of the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band under the direction of David Bertman. Before graduating Mr. Guidry student taught at Aragon Middle School and Langham Creek High School in the Cypress Fairbanks ISD.
     His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Mr. Guidry, his wife Katie (a former flute player) and SPCA-adopted canine daughter Bella live in Frisco. Mr. Guidry is a proud supporter & #1 fan of the Hebron Band and is very thankful to work in the ACMS community.

Mr. Guidry's office phone is 972-350-2518, email is best:

      Ms. Sarah Dempsky is in her fifth year teaching and as the assistant band director at Arbor Creek Middle School. Her responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Band, assisting with the Honors Band & Jazz Band, and teaching all of the beginner brass classes. The ACMS Symphonic Band is a consistent UIL Sweepstakes winner and has received Runner Up Best In Class awards at the Beach Within Reach Festival.

         A native of Plano, TX, Ms. Dempsky graduated from Plano East Senior High School and her primary instrument is euphonium. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from Baylor University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Ms. Dempsky completed her student teaching in LISD with the Lewisville High School band cluster.

     While at Baylor, Ms. Dempsky was a very dedicated member of the Golden Wave Marching Band and served as a drum major her senior year. She was also involved with the Courtside Players pep band and was a four-year member of the Baylor Wind Ensemble. She currently plays euphonium with the Carrollton Wind Symphony and has been a member since fall 2013.
     Her professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Mu Phi Epsilon. Ms. Dempsky is a very spirited Baylor fan and loves watching football. She is a proud supporter of the Hebron Band and loves working in the ACMS community. She got engaged in June 2017 and her fiancé, Kyle Ayoub, is a band director at Flower Mound High School. They will be married in June 2018.

Ms. Dempsky's office phone is 972-350-2516, email is best:

Mr. Tanner Trigg is in his 3rd year as the Director of Percussion for the Hebron High School Cluster in Carrollton, Texas. Prior to his experience at Hebron, he was the Director of Percussion at Aledo High School.  Mr. Trigg was also on the instructional staff for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2012 – 2014. Tanner holds a BM in Music Education from Texas Christian University, where he was a student of Brian West.

As an educator, Tanner has fostered several students to the All – Region, All – Area, and All – State bands. The Aledo Percussion Studio has been named outstanding percussion at numerous marching contests as well as 1st Place at several drum line competitions including the HEB drumline contest and the Lonestar Classic.  Aledo Middle School performed at the prestigious Midwest Concert and Clinic where the percussion ensemble was featured. Aledo also received 1st place in the Black Swamp Percussion Showcase contest in the spring of 2014 and was highlighted on the Black Swamp website for their first place finish. Most recently, he lead the Aledo program to be named the winners of the Percussive Arts Society Showcase Competition and his group performed at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis.

As a performer, Mr. Trigg has shared the stage with artists Mark Ford, Sandi Rennick, Bob Becker, Brian Zator, She-e Wu, and Darren Dyke. He has had the opportunity to perform as a clinician twice with the Phantom Regiment Percussion Ensemble and twice as a showcase artist with Birdville High School and Texas Christian University at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.  He was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corp from 2008 – 2010. With Phantom Regiment he received the Fred Sanford High Percussion Awards in 2008 and 2010 and placed first in Drum Corps International World Championships in 2008.

 Tanner is a current adjudicator, percussion arranger and clinician across the United States and proudly endorsers Innovative Percussion, Dynasty USA, and Remo products.

Email Mr. Trigg for conference times.

 Mr. Alex Castro is new to the ACMS Band staff for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Castro will be at ACMS in the mornings. He recently completed his first year of teaching at Downing MS in the Marcus Cluster, where he will continue to teach in the afternoons. Originally from Commerce, TX, he graduated Cum Laude and received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. While at Commerce he had the opportunity to perform in the wind ensemble, jazz band, trombone choir, and over a dozen chamber ensembles. He was a featured soloist with the TAMU-C Wind Ensemble at the 2013 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, hosted in San Antonio. He has also performed, through TAMU-C, in New Orleans and New York City's Carnegie Hall. 

Mr.Castro graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in the spring of 2016, earning his Master's Degree in Trombone Performance. While at TCU he performed with the wind symphony, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, and trombone choir- which performed at the 2014 International Trombone Festival hosted at the Eastman School of Music.

An active freelancer and educator in the DFW area, he performs frequently with the Dallas Opera, Longview Symphony, and the Dallas Winds-whom he joined at the 2015 World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Convention in San Jose, CA. Additionally, he is a member of BLAST OF BRASS, a chamber brass group which hosts a yearly camp at Texas A&M University-Commerce, hailing guests artists such as Brian Bowman, Pat Sheridan, Jeff Nelsen, and many of the top international brass musicians.

In his free time, Mr.Castro enjoys playing trombone, hiking, and listening to podcasts.