Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education - The University of Southern Mississippi Masters of Music Education - The University of Southern Mississippi
Mrs. Laura Sturch
Laura Sturch is currently in her 20th year as a band director and her third year as the Director of Bands at Clark High School. Mrs. Sturch conducts the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and the Marching Band.
Prior to teaching in Plano, Mrs. Sturch was the Head Band Director of Brown Middle School in Forney, TX. Bands under Mrs. Sturch's direction have earned Superior ratings at UIL, Best In Class ratings at local festivals and has been recognized as "Commended" in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Contest.
Prior to teaching in Forney, Mrs. Sturch was an Assistant Director of Bands at Alice High School for eight years. She conducted the Symphonic Band at Alice High School and the Symphonic Band at Williams Adams Junior High School where her bands earned suprior ratings. Mrs. Sturch taught all of the french horn students in Alice in which her students consistently earned membership into the District, Region, Area and All-State Bands.
Mrs. Sturch performed with The Dutch Boy Drum and Bugle Corps from Ontario, Canada (1992, 1993) and The Cadets of Bergen County (1994). She has taught several drum corps including The Spirit of Atlanta (1997-1999), Kiwanis Kavaliers, The Glassmen (2005-2010) and is currently on the brass staff for The Troopers (2017-present). She has performed with the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony and the Carrollton Wind Symphony.
Mrs. Sturch holds the Bachelor of Music Education Degree and Masters of Music Education Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, The Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. She serves as a band organizer for Region 24 HS All-Region Bands, served as a band organizer for MS and HS All-Region Bands for Region 3 and was the Region 3 MS Band Chair in 2014. Mrs. Sturch was recoginized as Teacher of The Year at Brown Middle School, 2013-2014.
Mrs. Sturch volunteers for the Dallas Running Club coaching half and full marathon training groups and paces local races. Mrs. Sturch lives in McKinney with her husband, Greg.
1st Period: 1st Semester: Percussion Class
2nd Semester: Conference (Monday and Tuesday Beginner Flute/Oboe Class at Hendrick MS)
2nd Period: Concert Band
3rd Period: Symphonic Band
4th Period: Wind Ensemble
5th Period: Conference (Tuesday: Schimelfpfenic MS, Wednesday: Hendrick MS)
6th Period: Varsity Band
7th Period: Conference (Monday: Carpenter MS)
Wednesday after school Jazz Band
Tutorials/Conferences by appointment