Degrees and Certifications:
BM in Music Education and Music Composition - Texas Tech University
Mr. Junkin is no stranger to the Houston area as he grew up in Pearland, Texas and attended Glenda Dawson High School. He then attended Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Trumpet as well as Music Composition. His primary instructors were Professors Will Strieder and Richard Harris as well as Doctors Joe Vandiver and Peter Fischer. At Texas Tech he performed with many of the concert band and choir ensembles and was the President of the Epsilon Pi chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. He also performed with the Goin Band from Raiderland for five years, serving as a trumpet section leader and drill instructor in 2019.
Mr. Junkin is active in the DCI community as he marched four summers (2015-2018) with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and is currently on the visual staff with Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. In his spare time he enjoys running and cheering on his favorite sports teams (the Houston Rockets, Texans, Arizona Cardinals, and especially Houston Astros).
Mr. Junkin is incredibly excited to return to Southeast Houston and be a part of the Alvin High School Band family! He hopes to foster a positive and productive learning environment while creating lifelong memories for all of his students.