Ben Maughmer is currently the Associate Director of Bands at Haltom High School in the Birdville Independent School District, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. His responsibilities include directing the Symphonic II Band, assisting with the Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band, design and instruction for the Haltom Marching Band, composing and arranging for marching percussion, instruction of beginner percussion classes at Haltom, North Oaks, and Watauga Middle Schools, as well as the coordination of all facets of the percussion program for the Haltom cluster.
Ben has accumulated many years of drum corps experience as a performer and instructor. He began marching in 1984 with the Spartans from Vancouver, Washington, then continued with the Concord Blue Devils in 1990, and aged out of the Denver Blue Knights as section leader in 1991. Ben is the assistant Director of "Metro-Alliance," the 2002 North Texas Colorguard Association Independent Drum line Champions. Ben is currently with the Bluecoats percussion staff. Prior to joining the Bluecoats staff in 2004, Ben served for three years on the staff of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps and the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps. His Bachelor of Music Degree was earned from the University of North Texas where he performed with the world champion U.N.T. drum line for three years and served on the instructional staff for three years. Performance ensembles while at North Texas included the Steed Band, the African Ensemble, and Dr. Scheitromas' Graduate Percussion Ensemble. Ben has studied with Greg Hull, Van Mathews, David Bertman, Brett Kuhn, Mike McIntosh, Tom Float, Ralph Hardimon, Paul Rennick, Ron Fink, Jeff Prosperie, and Dr. Robert Scheitroma.
Ben is a Yamaha Performing Artist and also endorses Innovative Percussion. He has published several articles in various journals. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Band Masters, and the Percussive Arts Society. He is an active clinician, judge, and arranger throughout the country.