Director of Instrumental Studies
Kathy Johnson is in her seventh year at Argyle High School and 27th year of teaching. Her responsibilities include directing the high school Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, teaching the beginner flute class and overseeing the instrumental music program in both middle school and high school. Under the direction of Kathy Johnson, the Argyle High School Band earned the honor of performing at the Texas Music Educators Conference as the 3A State Honor Band in 2009, performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in 2007, and is the reigning Texas 3A State Marching Band Champion earning the disticntion in 2008, 2010, & 2012. Both high school concert bands for which Mrs. Johnson is responsible consistently earn Superior ratings at the University Interscholastic League Marching and Concert and Sightreading Contests and Superior and “Best in Class” awards at the various festivals they have attended.
Prior to teaching at Argyle High School, Mrs. Johnson taught in the Lewisville Independent School District for 20 years. During her time in LISD, Mrs. Johnson taught at Griffin Middle School, Arbor Creek Middle School, and McKamy Middle School where her students consistently earned Superior Ratings and “Best in Class” awards. Under her direction, the Griffin Symphonic Band advanced to the State Honor Band finals and placed 5th and 4th respectively in both 1986 and 1988. While she was Director of Bands at McKamy Middle School, Mrs. Johnson has had the distinct honor of conducting the McKamy Honor Winds at the Texas Music Educators Conference as the 2001 Class CC Honor Band and in Chicago at the 2001 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference. Mrs. Johnson also served as Fine Arts Department Head for McKamy Middle School.
In addition to teaching, Mrs. Johnson has played flute in the Dallas Wind Symphony for the past 26 years and also performed with the Camerata Chamber Winds. She is an active clinician and adjudicator in the metroplex area and teaches at several summer band camps throughout the state of Texas.
Mrs. Johnson attended The University of North Texas, where she received both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education. While there, she studied flute under Dr. George Morey and Dr. Mary Karen Clardy.
Mrs. Johnson’s professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. In addition, she has had the honor or serving on the UIL Technical Advisory Committee and holds offices in several of the aforementioned professional associations. Mrs. Johnson resides in Flower Mound with husband Eric and sons, Matthew and Adam.