Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Hicks is in his 7th year of teaching in Willis ISD and proudly serves as the Assistant Band Director and Director of Jazz Studies at Willis High School. Mr. Hicks is a native of Indianapolis, IN and received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Ball State University. Mr. Hicks is a United State Marine Corps veteran who served from 2005-2009 as a Marine Musician in Marine Band San Diego. He was the 2006 Honor Graduate from the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, VA and is currently serving as the TMEA Region 9 Jazz Chairman. He is the recipient of the Armed Forces National Defense Medal, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, and two Navy Unit Citation Awards. He is also an active member of Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Jazz Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Hicks moved to Texas in 2013 with his wife, Mrs. Emily Hicks who is the Band Director at Lynn Lucas Middle School. They live together in Conroe, TX with their three dogs, Gale, Sansa, and Pepper, and their cat Louise.