Director of Bands
Pam Hyatt is in her first year as Director of Bands at Midway ISD and sixteenth year overall teaching. Her responsibilities include directing the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, assisting colorguard, teaching beginner flute, oboe, and low brass classes, and overseeing the band department for Midway ISD.
Mrs. Hyatt attended Baylor University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 2002. She served as a drum major in 2000 and as an undergraduate assistant in 2001 for the Golden Wave Marching Band. While at Baylor, she had the opportunity to study ensemble conducting with Mr. Michael Haithcock and Mr. Jeff Grogan.
Mrs. Hyatt is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. She served as the ATSSB Region 8 Coordinator during the 2016-2017 school year and was the treasurer for the organization prior to her appointment as coordinator. Mrs. Hyatt resides in Waco with her son, Aiden and her encouraging and supportive husband, Brandon.
HS Associate Director
Kenneth Moss is in his eighth year of teaching and this will be his first year as a Midway Panther. His responsibilities include directing the Midway Symphonic Band, High School Jazz Orchestra, assisting with the Midway Panther Marching Band, assisting with the High School Drumline and Percussion Ensembles, and beginning percussion and woodwind classes. His percussion ensembles have consistently advanced to UIL state competition. He has also been a clinician for Central Texas area drumlines and percussion ensembles over the past decade.
Mr. Moss received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Baylor University in the fall of 2009. During his time at Baylor, Mr. Moss was a member of the Baylor Golden Wave Band, Baylor Percussion Group, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and the Baylor Orchestra. He studied with Dr. Todd Meehan, Dr. Eric Wilson, Dr. Barry Kraus, and Mr. Stephen Hyde.
Mr. Moss's professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. He served as the ATSSB Region 8 Webmaster from 2014 to 2017.
HS Assistant Director
Sarah Guhl is excited to begin her career at Midway ISD as a second year teacher. Her responsibilities include directing the Midway Concert Band, Jazz Band, assisting with the Midway Panther Marching Band, and teaching beginner clarinet, trumpet, and horn classes.
Ms. Guhl received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor in the spring of 2016. During her time at Baylor, Ms. Guhl performed in the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Golden Wave Marching Band. In these ensembles, Ms. Guhl was able to perform at the College Band Directors National Association Conference in March of 2012, and again at the Midwest Conference in December of 2014. Ms. Guhl studied with Dr. Isaiah Odajima, Dr. Eric Wilson, Mr. Stephen Heyde, and Dr. Jun Qian.
Ms. Guhl’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. In her spare time, Ms. Guhl enjoys playing her clarinet, photography, and spending time with her friends and family.
MS Head Director
Ken McLellan begins his 28th year as a music educator currently serving as Director of Bands at Midway Middle School where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and 8th grade Jazz program as well as teaching two beginning brass classes at River Valley intermediate. Prior to his positions at Midway, Mr. McLellan was music director at Rapoport Academy Charter School as well as serving as a band director for 20 years in the East Texas area, including Edgewood ISD, Mabank ISD, and Wills Point ISD. His ensembles have consistently earned Superior ratings in UIL Marching, Concert, and Sight-Reading contests throughout his career in Texas. Mr. McLellan has also been involved in marching band and drum corps activities the past 30 years and writes a number of competitive marching shows for high school bands during the summer. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from Oral Roberts University and a Master’s degree in Music from Northern Arizona University.
He has been married to his wonderful wife Trisha for 34 years and they have eight children.
Alexa Sanchez is entering her second year of teaching with the Midway Panther Band. Mrs. Sanchez currently serves as Assistant Director and percussion specialist for MISD. Her responsibilities include directing the drumline, percussion ensembles, and teaching beginner percussion.
Mrs. Sanchez graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music Education. At Baylor, Mrs. Sanchez participated in the Baylor Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Baylor Percussion Group, and the Golden Wave Marching Band. During her time with these ensembles, Mrs. Sanchez performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra in 2014, and with the Baylor Wind Ensemble in Chicago at the Midwest Clinic in 2014. Mrs. Sanchez was a student of Dr. Todd Meehan, Dr. Eric Wilson, Mr. Stephen Heyde, and Dr. Isaiah Odajima.
Mrs. Sanchez is professionally affiliated with the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. She currently resides in McGregor with her husband Jose, and their three dogs.