Directors and Instructional Staff

Carter Frederick, Director of Bands, BM University of Houston

Carter Frederick is in his 2nd year as director of bands at Jersey Village High School. Prior to that, he spent the last 7 years as the Assistant Director of Bands at JVHS.


Kyle Stahl, Assistant Director, BM University of Houston


Kyle Stahl is in his 6th year at Jersey Village High School.  Under the direction of Mr. Stahl, the Jersey Village Percussion Ensemble was the 2017 Mark of Excellence National Winner and has been a consistent sweepstakes winner at contest.  Mr. Stahl spent the first 6 years of his career as the Percussion Director and Associate Director of Bands at Cypress Ranch High School.  The Cypress Ranch Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at the 2014 Bands of America National Percussion Festival, and was the Mark of Excellence 2014 Percussion Honors National Winner.  Prior to his career in Cy-Fair, Mr. Stahl worked alongside Dusty Norris at Clear Brook High School, a WGI Open Class Finalist.

Mr. Stahl is a graduate of the University of Houston, where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2009.  While pursuing his education at UH, he studied Wind Ensemble Pedagogy with Eddie Green, Tom Bennett, and David Bertman, and Percussion with John Best, Joel Fulgham, and Dr. Blake Wilkins.  During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Stahl arranged for the Spirit of Houston Drumline.  


Mr. Stahl has been a member of the 2005 Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, and the 2006 World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.  While marching, he had the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers in DCI, including Jim Casella, Jim Ancona, Dustin Schletzer, Brian Perez, Pat Amann, and Brent Montgomery.

Mr. Stahl’s professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Percussive Arts Society.  He is an educational endorser for Evans Drumheads and Innovative Percussion.

Mr. Stahl resides in the Tomball area with his wife Meredith, their two sons Connor and Corban,  and their dog Ranger.

Ben Zein, Assistant Director of Bands, BM University of Texas

Ben Zein is in his 3rd year as an Assistant Director of Bands at Jersey Village High School in Houston, TX. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Band and assisting with the Jersey Village Marching Band. In 2018, they advanced to the UIL 6A State Marching Contest for the first time in school history.


A native Austinite, Ben earned degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in Government and Music Studies with a Performance Certificate in Oboe. In addition to performing in the UT Wind Ensemble, he studied Oboe with Dr. Andrew Parker and Conducting with Prof. Jerry Junkin, Dr. Scott Hanna, and Dr. Ryan Kelly. He was a six-year member of the Longhorn Band, and served on the leadership team and with Kappa Kappa Psi for several years.


In the Spring of 2018, Ben student-taught at Vandegrift High School and Four Points Middle School. Additionally, he worked with the McCallum High School Marching Band from 2011 through 2018, starting as a marching tech and evolving into the drill and show designer. In 2017, the McCallum Marching Band advanced to the UIL 5A State Marching Band Contest for the first time since 2005.


Outside of school and music, Ben enjoys training for his next marathon and supporting all Longhorn Sports.

Alex Hedden, Assistant Director of Bands, BM University of Georgia

Alex Hedden is excited to begin his second year at Jersey Village High School! His responsibilities at Jersey Village include directing the Symphonic Winds and assisting with the marching band.


Originally from Georgia, Mr. Hedden grew up in Augusta and attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated summa cum laude and received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. Mr. Hedden performed on saxophone and euphonium in numerous concert, marching, chamber, and jazz ensembles at UGA. After graduation, Mr. Hedden moved to Katy, TX where he began his teaching career at Morton Ranch High School.

Outside of Jersey Village, Mr. Hedden enjoys being involved with Drum Corps International. He was a member of the Carolina Crown Hornline for 3 years on Euphonium (2014-2016), and has taught on the staff at Genesis and Spirit of Atlanta. 

Krystal Greene, Color Guard Director

Jonathan Carr, Percussion Director


Band Clinicians: Scott McAdow