Directors

Neil Haag

Neil Haag
Band Director

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Mr. Haag is currently in his third year at Vivian Field Middle School. Prior to working at VFMS, he led the bands at Mildred ISD. Mr. Haag studied Music Education at the University of Texas at Arlington with an emphasis in clarinet.

When he's not teaching band, Mr. Haag enjoys running, reading, painting, board games, and cooking with family. He lives with his wife and son in the DFW area.

Mr. Haag teaches the beginner flute, clarinet, and saxophone classes, and conducts the Symphonic Band and Cadet Band.

Patrick Donohoe
Assistant Band Director

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Mr. Donohoe is in his second year at Vivian Field Middle School. He most recently taught in Huntsville, TX at Mance Park Middle School. He received his Bachelors in Music Education and Masters in Trombone Performance form the University of North Texas.

In his free time, he likes to spend time with his wife Kim; five kids: Liam, Brynlee, Keira, Camden, and Grady; and two dogs Strider and Brutus. He also enjoys cycling, playing video games, and eating dark chocolate.

Mr. Donohoe teaches the beginner trumpet, trombone, and horn classes, and directs the Concert Band and Cadet Band.

Josh Dominguez, Director of Percussion

Josh Dominguez
Director of Percussion

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Mr. Dominguez is currently in his sixth year as the Director of Percussion at RL Turner High School, Vivian Field Middle School, and DeWitt Perry Middle school. Prior to being at RL Turner, he served as an Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion at Lubbock High School in Lubbock, TX.

Prior to teaching in Lubbock, Mr. Dominguez taught as a private lesson teacher and battery instructor at Marcus High School and Byron Nelson High School. He is a yearly member of the UNT Marching Percussion Camp staff. Mr. Dominguez received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas.

As a performer, Mr. Dominguez marched snare drum for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 and 2013.

Mr. Dominguez lives in Carrollton with his wife, Kaleen, who teaches music in Frisco. He teaches the beginner percussion class as well as assisting with percussion in the advanced band classes.

Hunter Purvine

Hunter Purvine
Assistant Director of Bands (R.L. Turner High School)

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Mr. Purvine is currently in his third year as the Associate Director at R.L. Turner High School. Before joining the R.L. Turner program, Mr. Purvine was an Assistant Director at Lake Highlands Junior High in Dallas, TX. During his time at Lake Highlands, Mr. Purvine he taught the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and 6th grade beginning classes. Under his direction the Concert Band made sweepstakes in their UIL performances and superior ratings at the NRH20 Music Festival.

Mr. Purvine graduated with his Bachelor's of Instrumental Music Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. While at OU, he was an active performer on the campus level and state level. He has also spent time teaching students leaders and drum majors with organizations in Oklahoma and Fred J. Miller Summer Clinics.

In his free time Mr. Purvine enjoys running and cycling with friends, rock climbing, competing in races, and playing in the Carrollton Wind Symphony.