The Bishop Lynch High School Band


Bishop Lynch High School names Andrew Balettie as Director of Bands

Bishop Lynch High School is excited to announce the hiring of Mr. Andrew Balettie as the new Director of Bands. Balettie will replace Mr. Mickey Owens who will retire after eight years at the helm of the BL Band program.

“I am incredibly excited to begin my first year at Bishop Lynch,” Balettie stated. “I cannot wait to serve alongside both students and parents to create the most musically fulfilling experience possible for everyone involved. The tradition of excellence in the BLHS Band is one that I would like to continue and expand upon as we grow together.”

Prior to joining the faculty at Bishop Lynch, Mr. Balettie served as the Associate Director of Bands at Frisco High School in Frisco, TX. Ensembles under Mr. Balettie’s direction have consistently earned UIL sweepstakes awards and superior ratings at festivals, and gained national recognition through the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors program. They have achieved the highest levels of marching success and have been named Grand Champion twice at the Little Elm Classic on the Lake Marching Festival.

Mr. Balettie graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. At UNT, he performed with the UNT Concert Band, the UNT Symphonic Band, the Green Brigade Marching Band, the Phi Tau Chorale, Phi Tau Winds, the UNT Secondary Band and the L.A.M.E. Saxophone Quartet.

Professional associations for Mr. Balettie include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Jazz Educators Association and Mu Phi Epsilon – Professional Music Fraternity.

Mr. Balettie has taught private lessons on saxophone and clarinet in Azle ISD and saxophone and woodwind masterclasses with the Start Up the Band program. In addition, he served as an assistant conductor in the Denton New Horizons Senior Band and the Frisco Community Band.

Mr. Balettie and his wife Liz have a six-month-old son, Cole, and two dogs, Lucy and Mia.



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