Director of Bands
Samantha McCarty began teaching at Buna ISD in 2007. Her responsibilities include directing the High School Marching Band and Symphonic Band, directing the all-new Buna High School Concert Choir, teaching the beginner flute, clarinet, and trumpet classes as well as overseeing the Instrumental Music Program in both middle school and high school. Mrs. McCarty graduated from Vidor High School in Vidor, TX. She then attended Lamar University receiving her bachelor of music education.
Mrs. McCarty’s professional affiliations include Sigma Alpha Iota, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, and the International Trombone Association. Mrs. McCarty resides in Vidor, TX with husband, Dean.
Director of Jazz Studies
Dean McCarty began teaching in 1998 and joined Buna ISD in 2010. His responsiblilities include directing the Junior High Symphonic and Concert Bands , teaching the Beginner Low Brass and Percussion classes as well as overseeing All Jazz Studies. Mr. McCarty graduated from Harlingen High School in Harlingen, TX. He then attended McNeese State University receiving a degree in jazz and commercial music performance. He later earned his teaching certificate at Lamar University in Orange, TX.
In addition to teaching in Buna ISD, Mr. McCarty is the Orchestra Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont, TX. He also is the bass trombonist in the Symphony of Southeast Texas.
Mr. McCarty's professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, the International Trombone Association, and Texas Jazz Educators Association. Mr. McCarty resides in Vidor, TX with wife, Samantha.