My name is Stephen "Adam" Debes and it gives me great pleasure to join the Owl Family as the new Director of Bands. I was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas where I attended and graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education.
During my time at Lamar, I participated in sever major ensembles including Lamar's Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band (aka The Showcase of Southeast Texas), Grand Chorus, Lamar Civic Orchestra, and Pep Band. I've also appeared as a guest singer with The Symphony of Southeast Texas.
My career in education began when I was a substitute teacher at Nederland ISD where I subbed at grades 5 - 12 in all subjects. During my first year as an official teacher, I taught band and choir at grades 6 - 12 at Woodville ISD as an Assistant Band Director. And this year, I joined the Owl Family as the Director of Bands with goals to build our band program so big that we outgrow our band hall.
My goal as a music educator is to make a difference in the lives of the next generation and to share with them my lifelong passion for music. In the words of Plato the Philosopher, "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm to life and to everything." If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. My office door is always open to you. I'm looking forward to educating your children this year!
1st- Beginning Band A
2nd- Symphonic Band
3rd- Wind Ensemble
4th- Music Appreciation
5th- Lunch Detention
6th- Beginning Band B
8th- Beginning Band C