Katie Lewis, Director of Bands
Katie Lewis is in her eighth year as the Director of Bands at Maus Middle School. She taught for the previous 5 years in Plano ISD. Bands under her direction have consistently received UIL “Sweepstakes” awards and have been named “Best in Class and “Most Outstanding Band” at various North Texas music festivals. Most recently, the 2016-2017 Maus Wind Ensemble advanced to the state level of the Texas 2C Honor Band Competition, one of the highest honors in the entire state of Texas. The 2015-2016 Maus Wind Ensemble was named a Commended Winner in the Foundation for Music Education Mark of Excellence Wind Band Honors Contest.
Mrs. Lewis earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree with Magna Cum Laude and Distinguished Honors from the Honors College at the University of North Texas. While at North Texas, she performed with the Concert and Symphonic bands. She also served in many capacities with the “Green Brigade” marching band as the band music librarian, drill technician, flute section leader, and as Assistant to the Director. Mrs. Lewis served as the Vice President of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity and helped found the UNT chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
She is an active clinician, adjudicator, and performer in the area. She is very active in the music ministry at her church, Custer Road United Methodist Church, and serves as a co-director of the 7th/8th grade band and orchestra ensemble. Mrs. Lewis also performs with the flute ensemble and the symphony orchestra at her church. Mrs. Lewis is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicator’s Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and Texas Flute Society. Mrs. Lewis currently resides in McKinney with her husband, Nathan Lewis, Associate Band Director at Lovejoy HS in Lovejoy ISD, and her sweet sons Jackson (4 years) and Micah (2 years).
Mrs. Lewis teaches the Wind Ensemble, assists with the Symphonic band, assists with the Concert Band, and teaches Beginning Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, and Clarinet classes.