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Mr. Stuckey began playing French horn when he was in 7th grade in Memphis, Tennessee. The instrument was assigned to him by his band director, and he didn’t even know what a French Horn was! He moved to Texas and went to Richardson Junior High and Richardson High School. He was in the first TMEA Honor Band that Richardson Junior High ever had! Mr. Stuckey made Region Band in high school, and received first divisions at the State Solo & Ensemble competition.
Mr. Stuckey went to Texas Christian University, and chose it because it was close by his home and had a great atmosphere. He was a member of TCU’s Marching Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, Jazz Ensemble, Musicals, and Operas. Mr. Stuckey was a member of the band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.
Mr. Stuckey taught band at Clear Lake High School, Eisenhower High School and Clear Brook High School. He was also the District Director for Instrumental Music in Texas City ISD before he retired a few years ago. He was inducted into the International Bandmasters’ Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu, in 2002. Now that he’s retired, he’s busier than ever! He teaches about 35 French horn students each week, and he is an active judge for TMAA. He judges UIL Marching, Concert, and Sight Reading events as well as other contests. He plays with the Clear Lake Symphony, Galveston Symphony, Esprit de Corps Wind Ensemble de Houston, and he frequently plays church gigs. He also finds time to work at Music & Arts at Baybrook Passage, so if you go in for new reeds or valve oil, you may see him there! Mr. Stuckey has been married to his wife, Julie, for 30 years. They have two grown children, Amy and Keith.