Joey Qualls, Band Director
Joey Qualls has been a music educator within the Aledo Band Program since 2005. Mr. Qualls is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington, where he was a member of the Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Winter Drumline, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. Prior to attending UTA, Mr. Qualls studied at University of North Texas and Navarro College. He was a member of the Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps, where he marched snare drum and was the first age-out in the corps history.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Qualls was an assistant band director at Aledo High School and Aledo Middle School, respectively. He also served five years as Aledo’s percussion specialist and one year as Director of Percussion. Mr. Qualls’ bands have achieved consistent UIL Sweepstakes ratings, as well as unanimous first division ratings and “Best in Class” honors at several area festivals.
Mr. Qualls is an active percussion clinician in the DFW area. His teaching influences include Tom Van Schaik, Dr. Michael Varner, Sandi Rennick, Nathan Ratliff, Joey Carter, Jeff Ausdemore, and Ed Stephan. Mr. Qualls’ professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters' Association, Texas Music Educators' Association, and the Percussive Arts Society. Mr. Qualls considers himself privileged to teach in Aledo and credits his success to God and to the many mentors, band directors, and teachers that He has placed in his life. It is their influence, knowledge, and passion that motivates him to elevate his students to the highest level of performance possible. When Mr. Qualls is not at the band hall, he enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, and his two dogs Jake and Molly.