Sharon Kalisek - Director of Bands
Sharon Kalisek has taught junior high band in the Houston area for the past thirty-one years. She has taught in the Spring School District for fourteen years at Wells and Bammel Middle Schools, and six years as Director of Bands at York Junior High in the Conroe Independent School District. She is currently in her ninth year as Director of Bands at Krimmel Intermediate in the Klein Independent School District. Her bands have earned consistent Sweepstakes Awards at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests, and have received numerous Best in Class Awards at various band festivals. In 2009, the Krimmel Band earned an invitation to The Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra clinic, in Chicago, Illinois. The Krimmel Band was one of three junior high bands to be selected from the United States.
Mrs. Kalisek received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston where she was a student of Eddie Green. In 2005 and 2007, Mrs. Kalisek was nominated for Who’s Who in America’s Teachers, and in 2014, she was named Teacher of the Year by her peers at Krimmel Intermediate. Mrs. Kalisek is an active adjudicator and clinician in Texas, and has presented clinics at the Texas Bandmasters Clinic and Convention, The Midwest Clinic and The Music for All Summer Symposium. Mrs. Kalisek served on The University Interscholastic League’s Prescribed Music List Committee from 2011-2014 and was the chair of the committee in 2014. She is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educator’s Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and Phi Beta Mu an honorary music fraternity. Mrs. Kalisek is married to Randall Kalisek. The Kaliseks have been blessed with twin sons.
Stetson Begin - Assistant Director of Bands
Stetson Begin is starting his fifth 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 Concert Band, and assists with the Symphonic Band. He also teaches beginning clarinet, trumpet, French horn, saxophone, and bassoon. The Krimmel Intermediate Concert Band has 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 is also a Destination Imagination (DI) team manager for Krimmel Intermediate. His DI team advanced to Global Finals in 2017 and placed 16th overall!