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Alexander Kang

Manvel High School
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Alex Kang is in his first year as the Director of Percussion at Manvel High School. He is also the percussion specialist at Manvel JH and Harby JH. Prior to his appointment, he spent three years as the Associate Director of Bands at Heritage Middle School in Lubbock, TX. He has also worked with many successful programs including Seven Lakes HS, Cinco Ranch HS, and Frenship HS.

Mr. Kang is a native of Katy, Texas, where he attended James E. Taylor High School. While in high school, he was also a part of the Houston Youth Symphony under the direction of Dr. Michael Webster. After High School, he attended Texas Tech University, where he graduated with a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Percussion.

During his time at Texas Tech, Mr. Kang studied percussion under Dr. Lisa Rogers and Mr. Alan Shinn. He was a part of the top Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band ‘Apocolypso Now’. With these groups, he has performed at PASIC in Austin and Indianapolis, TMEA, ISME in Beijing, and other various events. Mr. Kang also performed with the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Sarah McKoin and the Symphony Orchestra under Gary Lewis and Dr. Andrew George. During his time in these ensembles, he performed in concerts at TMEA in 2008 and 2012, and CBDNA in 2011. Mr. Kang was also a part of the famed Goin’ Band from Raiderland, where he marched on the tenor line and snare line.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Kang was also the second chair percussionist with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro David Cho. He has performed with many artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, Conrad Tao, The Texas Tenors, and many others.

Mr. Kang is a member of PAS, TMEA, and TBA.