Glenn Wells, a KC graduate, took over as head band director in September of 2011. Wells previously served as head band director at Chapel Hill High School, a position he held since July of 2010. During his 31-year public school teaching career, his bands have amassed 28 First Division rankings in marching contests and have won 26 University Interscholastic League Sweepstakes awards. Wells has also served as head high school band director at Pine Tree (2005-2010); Gladewater (2004-05); Overton (1997-2004); Livingston (1996-97); Kilgore (1989-1996); and Lufkin (1987-89). While band director at Overton High School, his bands won the UIL State Marching Contest in 2001, and the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band Award in 2003. Wells earned a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2002 and a Master of Arts from SFASU in 1986. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Instrumental Music Education from SFASU in 1980, is a 1977 KC graduate and a graduate of Union Grove High School. Wells has lived in Kilgore for nearly 25 years, and is married to wife, Tracy Wells. They have two children, Kirk and John.