Michael Roberts, Director of Bands EMAIL
Michael Roberts is a 2001 graduate of West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, Instrument Emphasis – Saxophone & Oboe. He has also earned hours towards a masters degree in Instrumental Conducting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During his years of teaching, Mr. Roberts has taught at both the middle school and high school levels. Bands under Mr. Roberts’s direction enjoyed much success at contests and festivals and have received consistent superior ratings at UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest. Mr. Roberts is currently the head director at Dulles Middle School in Sugar Land, TX (Fort Bend I.S.D.). He is an active adjudicator at various contests and festivals. He is an alumnus of Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Alpha Chi. He is a member of Texas Bandmasters Association and Texas Music Educators Association.
Joseph Slusser, Assistant Director of Bands EMAIL
Joseph Slusser is a graduate of the University of Houston (UH) where he received a Bachelor of Music Education. While attending UH, he was involved with the Cougar Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Opera and the Trombone Choir. He studied trombone with Brian Kauk and Mike Warney. His responsibilities include teaching the beginning brass, as well as conducting the Symphonic Band and Concert Band.
Arnel Dayrit, Director of Percussion/Assistant Director of Bands, Dulles High School EMAIL
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.