Proudly born and raised in Kingsport, TN, Aaron Stickley is excited to continue teaching and advocating for music education as well as the marching arts as he enters his 9th year in the band hall.
Mr. Stickley is currently the Assistant Director of Bands at The Woodlands High School. His primary responsibilities at The Woodlands are to co-direct the marching band and direct Symphonic 1 and Symphonic 2.
Before his time at The Woodlands High School, Mr. Stickley held band director positions at Dickinson High School (TX), Lamar High School (TX), and Paragould High School (AR). During his time at Paragould, the band program received the 2016 Arkansas Class AAAA State Marching Championship, the 2017 All-State Honor Band, and the 2017 National Band Association Blue Ribbon Award presented at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Mr. Stickley graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. While at MTSU, he marched drum corps with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2012) and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2014) on baritone and trumpet. He currently is a brass instructor at the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Stickley is an active visual designer/choreographer and has designed for band programs in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, and Texas. He is an active member of the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Educators Association.