Owner - Tom Patterson Band Director at Deerpark BandMar 2002 to Present
About Tom Patterson Band Director
Tom Patterson, the Band Director at Deerpark Middle School, has been passionate about music for as long as he can remember. Raised in Leander, Texas, Tom Patterson completed his All-Level Certification: Music Education after acquiring his high school diploma. As he set off for college, he had a clear direction in mind – Band Director for a middle school like Deerpark. Charting the course was simple. From the spring of 1994 until the spring 1997 he played with The University of Texas Orchestra.
Living the life of both a student and a musician provided opportunities that few early in their career enjoy. Deerpark’s Band Director Tom Patterson played with the University of Texas Orchestra and The University of Texas Wind Ensemble and also performed at Carnegie Hall and with the University of Texas Opera. Deerpark’s future Band Director Tom Patterson also accompanied The University of Texas Chorus as well as played in The University of Texas Longhorn Marching Band.
Attending The University of Texas at Austin allowed Deerpark’s future Band Director Tom Patterson to complete his Masters in Music Education in 2002. While in school he also performed with The University of Texas Wind Ensemble. Tom Patterson secured his Bachelor of Music Education from the same university in 1998. His academics stood out and he was placed on the Dean’s list. While at the University of Texas in Austin he was also an outstanding performer, an opportunity that has served Tom Patterson well in his position as the Band Director at Deerpark.
On the journey to become Band Director at Deerpark, Tom Patterson was hired as both a student teacher at Westwood High School and Grisham Middle School in 1998. Additionally, Tom Patterson was appointed Assistant Band Director at Bailey Middle School AISD. Patterson also juggled duties as a Lesson Instructor at Westwood High School, Grisham Middle School, and Fulmore Middle School.