About the Directors

Alexis Sampley

Alexis Sampley is entering her 5th year teaching and her fourth year at Irma Marsh Middle School. Prior to IMMS, Alexis taught at Bridgeport ISD and assisted with all high school and middle school band activities! Currently, her responsibilities include teaching the beginner flute, oboe, and saxophone classes along with leading the symphonic band and co-teaching all other middle school band classes! 

Hailing from Italy, TX, Ms. Sampley graduated from Italy High School and her primary instruments are oboe and flute. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Baylor University and completed her student teaching at Gatesville ISD. This past summer, Ms. Sampley completed her Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. 

Her professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, The International Double Reed Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, and Mu Phi Epsilon. Ms. Sampley enjoys watching Baylor Football and playing with her puppy Holly! She currently resides in Ft Worth, Texas with her partner, Paul.


Taylor Dwyer

Taylor Dwyer is in his 5th year as the Director of Percussion for Castleberry ISD. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Texas with a concentration in percussion studies. Mr. Dwyer is in his 10th year of teaching. Before joining the Castleberry team, he served as Assistant Percussion Director for Lewisville HS, Duncanville ISD and Cleburne ISD. He is an active clinician and adjudicator in the DFW Metroplex.Taylor Dwyer -  Director of Percussion