Ms. Michelle Hanegan
Michelle Hanegan is the Director of Bands and Department Chair of Electives at Reed Middle School, she teaches 6th grade band at Hardin Intermediate School, and is an assistant director to the Duncanville High School Marching Band. Ms. Hanegan has taught for Duncanville ISD since 2005.
As the Director of Bands at Reed Middle School, The Reed Symphonic I Band advanced to the area level of the Texas Music Educators Association State Honor Band Contest in 2017 and was recognized nationally by the Foundation for Music Education as a Commended Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Contest in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The Reed Bands have consistently received Division I Superior ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest and Birdville ISD’s Beach Within Reach Band Contest where they have also received recognition as runner- up to best in class numerous times. Individually, students in the Reed Middle School Band consistently receive many of the chairs in the TMEA Region 20 Middle School All- Region Band as well as Division I Superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble Contests. The Reed Middle School Band has a long history of students reaching the highest level of success as they continue their music education in high school by earning chairs in the TMEA All- State Bands and later attaining college music scholarships.
As an assistant director to the Duncanville High School Marching Band, the DHS marching band has finished in the top ten at finals in the UIL State Marching Band Contest, earning bronze medals in 2006 and 2010. While Ms. Hanegan has taught band in Duncanville ISD, the Duncanville High School Wind Ensemble has advanced in the Texas Music Educators Association State Honor Band as Finalist in Class 5A/6A in 2008, 2009, 2014 and was the Texas Music Educators Association 5A Honor Band in 2009.
Aside from teaching, Ms. Hanegan judges UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests across the state. She presents professional development sessions and was recently part of a panel discussion at Southern Methodist University at The Art of Teaching Music: A Workshop for Band Directors. She also performs in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area and is a trombonist in the Mansfield Wind Symphony in Mansfield, Texas.
Ms. Hanegan is a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music. During her studies at Texas Tech University she performed in many ensembles. Most notably, the Texas Tech Trombone Choir. Numerous recognitions of the ensemble during that time include First Prize in the International Trombone Association Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition, performances at TMEA, performances at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and production of studio recordings for Warwick Music Publishing while touring the United Kingdom in 2001. Ms. Hanegan was also a member of the Texas Tech University Goin’ Band from Raiderland Marching Band when they were awarded the Sudler Trophy in 1999 given by the National John Philip Sousa Foundation.
Her professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, International Trombone Association, and National Association for Music Education, which she is a Past College State Vice- President.
Mr. Pedro Maldonado
Pedro Maldonado is in his 8th year of teaching, 6th year at Duncanville ISD. He is the director of the Symphonic II Band at Reed Middle School and one of the directors at Brandenburg Intermediate.
Formerly a student at Duncanville, Maldonado was also in the Reed band under the direction of Mrs. Tammy Fedynich, Mr. Richard Williams and Mr. Brent Luna. In high school he was a part of both the 2002 Marching State Champion Band, and the 2004 TMEA Honor Band, both under the direction of Dr. Tom Shine & Brian Merrill. His student teaching was completed at Duncanville in 2010 during Dr. Shine’s final semester before retiring.
Mr. Maldonado received his Bachelor of Music Education from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX. He was a member of the Jazz Ensemble, a soloist with the Yellow Jacket Marching Band for four years, and toured internationally with the group Winds of Triumph.
Currently, he maintains an active performing schedule, playing with various groups at different venues in the DFW area. In his spare time Mr. Maldonado enjoys anything having to do with Jazz, watching independent films and documentaries, playing video games, sleeping, and having a winning smile.
Mr. Maldonado resides in Cedar Hill with his wife Rachel and their two dog Estes & Brooklyn.