New Braunfels ISD is pleased to announce the hiring of Kyle Day as the Band Director for Long Creek High School, which will open in the fall of 2024. Day is currently the New Braunfels High School associate director of bands.

“I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to help build a new band program and to become a part of the legacy of Long Creek,” Day said. “I am thankful to all of the students, parents, faculty, staff and administration at New Braunfels High School and my time there which has helped me grow into this position.”

Since 2016, Day has helped lead The Mighty Unicorn Band with a specialization in trumpet and brass instruments. Prior to NBHS, he was a student teacher at Claudia Johnson High School, and he worked as a marching band technician at Dripping Springs High School.

Born and raised in Central Texas, Day has directed ensembles that have received best in class awards, and distinctions at the local, state and national levels. At NBHS, his responsibilities have included facilitating the marching band program and chamber music program, as well as teaching two non-varsity concert ensembles.

As associate band director, he has worked with the NBHS Brass Ensemble, which has achieved notable recognition, including being selected as a Performing Ensemble for the 2024 Texas Music Educators Association Music Showcase. He has also worked with the marching band which has been a UIL Area D Finalist in the Fall of 2016 and 2021. Other achievements of the New Braunfels HS Band include being a Bands of America Participating Ensemble and Regional Finalist. Day has helped lead NBHS to UIL Concert and Sightreading performances that have earned them Sweepstakes Awards since Spring 2018. Additionally, Kyle has participated in the Conducting Symposium at Baylor University in 2018 and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention Conducting Symposium in 2023. He also has led an ensemble that participated in the National Brass Quintet Competition.

A graduate of Texas State University, Day holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies. He also earned his Masters in Music Education from the University of North Texas. His professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Mr. Day be the leader for the Long Creek Dragon Band Program,” said Dr. Marty Lenard, NBISD director of fine arts. “It is clear by watching him over the years the passion he brings to NBISD, and the impact he has had on our students. I couldn’t think of anyone more ready to lead the Dragon Band program and create a lasting impact for our students.”

Day will continue to teach at NBHS throughout the Spring semester and will transition full time to LCHS starting in June. During the spring he will also be working towards opening the band program at LCHS.

He and his wife Kate reside in New Braunfels with their two dogs, Stella and Mally.