Head Band Director
An Austin native, David Mobley is a graduate of Leander High School where he was a student of Dennis Hopkins and studied trombone with Russell Brown. While attending the University of Texas, he was a member of the Longhorn Band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and the Trombone Choir and was a student of Donald Knaub. While in college Mr. Mobley was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois and was also later a staff member of the same corps. After graduating from UT he taught in Houston, Texas and Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was a successful assistant band director and winter guard director. When not teaching, Mr. Mobley enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, 11 year old son and his 9 year old and 7 year old daughters. He is active in his church and enjoys reading, running, and bicycling. This is his 17th year at RRHS and his 23rd year of teaching overall.
Associate Band Director
Steve Roeder received his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas State University. While at the University, Mr. Roeder was principle percussionist of the Wind Ensemble, section leader of the drumline, member of the percussion ensemble and steel band. In addition, he was the percussion instructor at Bowie High School as well as a percussion clinician for various high schools across the state. Upon graduation, Mr. Roeder taught at Copperas Cove High School. Mr. Roeder is a member of TMEA, TBA and PAS. This is his 28th year of teaching, and his 22nd year at Round Rock High School. He supervises the percussion department at RRHS including "Rock Drums", the award-winning drumline, all ensembles and solos, and the Chisholm Trail Middle School percussion program.
Assistant Band Director
Miss Cathy Benford is the Assistant Band Director at Round Rock High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Texas State University (then Southwest Texas State University) and her Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Sam Houston State University. While attending Texas State University, she performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, Athletics Bands and was also a member of the Panorama Steel Drum Band. At Sam Houston State University, she conducted the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Lab Band and was the Director of the Concert Band, as well as taught several Music Education courses.
Prior to Round Rock High School, she was the Director of Instrumental Music at Sci-Tech Preparatory School where she was named Champion For Children for the year in her district, the Director of Bands at Tascosa High School in Amarillo, TX; Assistant Band Director and Director of Jazz Studies at Stony Point High school and was the Music Specialist at Robertson Elementary, both in Round Rock ISD.
Miss Benford has served on the Board of Directors and Administrative Staff of Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps and was a Founding Member and Executive Director for Austin Stars Perfoming Arts Association. She has served as a member of the Abelton Edu-Team as well as an M-Powered Educator for M-Audio. She is a Founding Director and the webmaster for the Texas Jazz Educator’s Association. She has served as the Texas Music Educators Association Region 18 Secretary and the Texas Music Educators Association Region 26 Jazz Coordinator.
Professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, Jazz Education Network, College Band Director’s National Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, College Music Society, Marquis Who’s Who of American Women, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity and Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Music Fraternity.
Assistant Band Director
Isabelle Bouhadana received her Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of North Texas in 2019 where she studied flute in Professor Terri Sundberg’s studio with Dr. Rachel Woolf and Terri Sundberg. While at UNT, Ms. Bouhadana participated in many large ensembles including the Green Brigade Marching Band, Concert and University Bands, Flute Choir, and Women’s Chorus. Ms. Bouhadana is also an alumni member of Mu Phi Epsilon, an international professional music fraternity, where she served as Vice President of the Phi Tau Chapter for two terms. After college, Ms. Bouhadana started her teaching career in Victoria, Texas where she taught grades 6-12 at Victoria West HS and Cade MS. During her time in Victoria, Ms. Bouhadana led the Band of Warriors to several Sweepstakes awards in UIL Concert and Marching, as well as Grand Champion at Bay Area Marching Contest in 2019. When she’s not teaching, Ms. Bouhadana spends her time traveling with friends, reading, and listening to musicals.
Color Guard Director
Whitney Stone grew up in Sylva, North Carolina. She danced for 8 years with a studio in her younger years and attended Smoky Mountain High School, graduating in 2003. She was a member of the band as a flutist and joined color guard during her Sophomore year. After graduating, She marched with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps for 5 years, 2003-2007, and was a captain for 2006 & 2007. In 2007, the Guard placed 2nd at DCI. She also marched at WCU in the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band from 2003-2005 and was a co-captain of the guard in 2005. She performed with The Study IW winter guard in 2004-2005 and First Flight IO in 2006. After that, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to immerse herself in the guard community and march the Pride of Cincinnati in 2007 (World Champions) and 2008 (Silver Medalists). In 2009 she marched Zydeco World. She performed with the first-ever, Pride of Cincinnati Dance Ensemble in 2014, and choreographed a piece for the concert. She has had the opportunity to teach many BOA, DCI, and WGI ensembles: Zydeco IW, First Flight IW, Origins IO, Carmel HS (BOA, ISSMA, IHSCGA and WGI Champions), Hendrickson HS, Marcus HS, Center Grove HS, Northview HS, Cedar Ridge HS, Westwood HS, Lawrence Central HS, Leander HS, Greenfield Central HS, Decatur Central HS, New Palestine HS, Vista Ridge HS, Westlake HS, Bassett HS, Moe and Gene Johnson HS, Brazoswood HS, ATX winter guard, Inov8 WG, Violet Crown Percussion, Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps; as well as other groups in North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Texas.