Darcy Vogt Williams is the head band director at Stiles Middle School in Leander, TX. Born to parents who met in their beginner trombone class, Darcy is 100% a product of the Texas music system. Her own musical education began in her father’s band room in Harper, Texas where she spent her afternoons learning to play any instrument she could find in the storage closet while waiting to go home after school. In secondary school she studied flute with Mr. Paige Brooke, retired flautist with the New York Philharmonic. Darcy received her Bachelor of Music Education in 2004 from West Texas A&M University. Darcy is in her 17th year of teaching. Her bands have performed at the Western International Band Clinic (WIBC) in Seattle and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. While at Stiles MS her bands have consistently been finalists in the prestigious TMEA Honor Band Contest. In addition to teaching, Darcy is in high demand across the United States as a clinician both for students and music educators. She is the author of two books about teaching band (Teaching Rhythm Logically and Pacing for Success: Beginner Band) and creator of the music education podcast “After Sectionals.”