Stetson Begin - Director of Bands
Stetson Begin is starting his eighth year of teaching, all of which have been at Krimmel Intermediate. In 2016, Mr. Begin was named the Krimmel Intermediate Teacher of the Year. Mr. Begin graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Houston where he studied with John Benzer, Marion West, David Bertman, and Randall Griffin. In 2012, Mr. Begin was the recipient of the Malcolm Helm Scholarship while at the University of Houston.
At Krimmel Intermediate, Mr. Begin conducts the Symphonic Band, and assists with the Concert Band. He also teaches beginning clarinet, percussion, saxophone, flute, oboe, and bassoon. The Krimmel Intermediate Concert Band earned consistent Superior ratings at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest while under his direction.
Mr. Begin's professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Pi Kappa Lamba music honor society.
Mr. Begin has also served as a Destination Imagination (DI) team manager for Krimmel Intermediate. His DI team advanced to Global Finals in 2017 and placed 16th overall!
Cody Brooks - Assistant Director of Bands
Cody Brooks is in his 6th year of teaching, third year at Krimmel Intermediate. Before coming to Krimmel Intermediate Mr. Brooks taught at Ulrich Intermediate for four years. Mr. Brooks has a Bachelor of Music from Sam Houston State University. While at SHSU Mr. Brooks was a member of the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Bearkat Marching Band, Tuba/Euphonium ensemble, and Concert Choir. While at SHSU Mr. Brooks was the drum major for the Bearkat Marching Band.
At Krimmel Intermediate, Mr. Brooks conducts the Concert and Cadet Bands and assists with the Symphonic Band. He also teaches the beginning trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
Mr. Brooks’ professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Mr. Brooks lives in Klein, Texas with his wife Jennie who is an elementary music teacher, their son CJ, and their dogs Shasta and Jasmine.