Pursuit Of Music Podcast

Pursuit of Music Podcast Ep. 20 - Ben Aune



Ben and Michael are honored to be joined by newly appointed head band director of Hays Middle School, Mr. Ben Aune. His bio is as follows:Benjamin Aune will return to Prosper for his 16th year in music education as the new Director of Bands at Hays Middle School in Prosper, TX.  Mr. Aune will conduct the Symphonic Winds, assist and oversee all middle school ensembles, and teach beginner brass classes.Mr. Aune most recently comes from Celina ISD where he was the director of bands for Celina High School.  During his time there, the program grew by over 100% and all ensembles routinely received “Superior” ratings at UIL competitions and festivals. The Bobcat Marching Band was an area qualifier at the UIL level and was a silver medalist at the Bands of America DFW regional.​Before his time in Celina, Mr. Aune was a member of the staff in Prosper ISD.  There, he team-taught a number of different ensembles grades 6-12 as a brass specialist under the guidance of John Alstrin.  During Mr. Aune’s time in Prosper, ense