Taquila Thomas

“As an experienced auxiliary director, I know quality music when I hear it. Before having the pleasure of working with your auxiliary, I worked with wonderful band directors, traditional and corps styles. While there are some differences in the styles, the part that must be consistent and carries it all is well-played music! That process begins with well-written music taught by a knowledgeable, caring and commanding guide: the band director.
I’ve been privy to the song selection process, the days of humming and tapping out beats, the frustration when something just isn’t right and….that final moment when the magic has come together and the musical masterpiece is birthed. 😀
Specifically, I have witnessed you cover all musical genres and maintain dignity and class. Because our band was predominantly African-American, sometimes we were expected to only do hip hop/r&b, and use stereotypical clichés and concepts. We exceeded all expectations and proved that we could compete at any level. I’m extremely proud of that! A superior rated band with a superior rated Head band director is what we had in our performances, behavior and musical selections. Mr. Stackhouse, Thank you for MJ, Beyoncé, Anita, Prince, Debarge, Frankie, Janet and so much more😀”