Band Director Edward Odeh
Mr. Odeh’s band career includes eight years as Assistant Band Director at Sartartia Middle School. There he directed the Symphonic Band, taught the beginning brass and percussion classes, and assisted with the Wind Ensemble.
Mr. Odeh has been dedicated to a career in band education from the start, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baylor University in 2008. There he studied trumpet under Professor Wiff Rudd and jazz under Professor Alex Parker. At Baylor, he was a also member of the symphonic band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble and marching band.
Mr. Odeh’s educational backround did not end there; he went on to earn a Master’s of Educational Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria in 2015.
Tiffany Ye, Assistant Band Director
Tiffany Ye is a native of Sugar Land, Texas, and a proud product of Fort Bend ISD. She is thrilled to be back on her old stomping grounds as she enters her first year teaching at Dulles Middle School!
Her love of music and ambition to become a band director began at Fort Settlement Middle School. She graduated from Clements High School, then went on to Stephen F. Austin State University, where she received her Bachelor of Music Education in 2014 and graduated magna cum laude. While at SFA, she was a member of the Wind Ensemble and Orchestra of the Pines.
Ms. Ye went on to study at Boston University, where she earned a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance. At BU, she was a member of the clarinet section of the Boston University Wind Ensemble, Boston University Orchestra/Opera, and performed with various small chamber groups, as well as playing as a guest musician for the All-Campus Symphony Orchestra.
Ms.Ye also plays in the Sugar Land Winds, who recently performed at the Texas Bandmasters Association. She was also selected to participate in the British Isles Music Festival as one of five clarinetists from around the world studying with Mark Van de Wiel, Principal Clarinetist with the London Philharmonia. She has also studied with Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Clarinetist of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Ayer, Professor of Clarinet at Stephen F. Austin State University, and David Martins, Member of the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Music Director of the Wind Ensemble, and Professor of Clarinet at Boston University.
Ms. Ye is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda: National Music Honor Society, National Association for Music Education, Texas Music Educators Association, and the Massachusetts Music Educators Association.
Ms. Ye’s hobbies include traveling, rooting for the Boston Red Sox, building legos, and dreaming about one day owning a corgi.
Arnel Dayrit, Director of Percussion/Assistant Director of Bands, Dulles High School
Arnel Dayrit is a native Houstonian. He is a graduate of Pasadena High School and the University of Houston, graduating in 2011 with his Bachelors. While at the University of Houston, Arnel was a part of the wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, the Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band and the Moores School Percussion Ensemble. He has performed at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention), CMEA (Colorado Music Educators Association) and WGI (Winter Guard International). Arnel has been an adjunct band director, private teacher and drum line technician for several schools throughout the area, including: Pasadena High School, La Porte High School, Lamar High School, Westbrook Intermediate and most recently Clear Lake High School. Under Arnel’s direction, the Clear Lake High School Drum line won best percussion at multiple competitions. Arnel has been with the Dulles Cluster since 2013.