Director of Bands
Shane Goforth is currently the Director of Bands at North Shore Senior High School in Houston, Texas. Under his direction the bands of NSSH have advanced to the Texas State Marching Band Championships six times, were a State Finalist and UIL Area F Champion in 2016, have
earned numerous and consistent UIL Sweepstakes awards and been awarded many Best in Class recognitions. The North Shore Wind Ensemble had the honor of being invited and performing at the 2017 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Shane also serves as the TMEA Vice-President and Band Division Chairman and is an active adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician. Mr. Goforth previously served as the Director of Bands at Holliday and Aubrey High Schools where his bands competed at the Texas State Marching Band Championships and were awarded first place in the ATSSB Outstanding
A native of Frisco, Texas, Mr. Goforth started his musical career under the direction of Dr. Daryl Trent and studied saxophone with Brad Leali. He continued his education earning an Associates of Music in Jazz Saxophone at Weatherford College, a Bachelor of Music with
honors from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Music in Conducting from Sam Houston State University. As a saxophonist Shane has had the privilege to perform with wide range of incredible artists and musicians including; Branford Marsalis, Winton Marsalis, Allen Vizzutti, Jon Faddis, David "Fathead" Newman, James Clay, Dewey Redman, Roy Hargrove, Shelley Carrol and many others.
Shane currently makes his home in the North Shore area of Houston with his lovely wife Lawren and their three children. He is an active member of River Pointe Church where he serves as a deacon, plays saxophone, sings and along with his wife is involved in couples ministry and counseling. In his spare time Shane enjoys reading, bible study, golf, playing guitar and spending time with his family.
Assistant Band Director
Michael Tenaglio is currently the Assistant Band Director at North Shore Senior High School in Houston, Texas. He directs both the Symphonic and Concert bands and co-teaches the marching band. Mr. Tenaglio previously held positions at North Shore Middle School and Cobb Sixth Grade Campus. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education with honors from the University of Houston's Moores School of Music and studied with John Benzer, Robert Mays, David Bertman and Marion West. Mr. Tenaglio advanced his trombone playing under the tutelage of Mr. Brian Kauk and was a member of the University of Houston Wind Ensemble, Trombone Choir, and Spirit of Houston Marching Band. Mr. Tenaglio is a proud alumnus of North Shore Senior High and Galena Park ISD.
Michael is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. He resides in the North Shore area with his wife, Cynthia, and their dog, Marcy.
ASSISTANT BAND DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Mr. Laird is excited to join the North Shore Senior High School Band staff.
Mr. Laird graduated from Lamar University under the direction of Dr. Scott Deppe where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education before starting his teaching career. Mr. Laird studied French Horn under Dr. Robert Culbertson and was a member of the Wind Ensemble at Lamar University. While teaching at his alma mater in Nederland ISD, Mr. Laird received his Master’s in Education from Lamar University.
He lives in the Humble area with his wife, Morgan, his son, Jude, and their two giant dogs, Bailey and Piper.
Color guard Director
Bucky Flores started working for Marching Auxiliaries in 2001. Since then, he has worked with or performed with Nolan Independent (DFW, TX), St. Ann’s (Boston, MA), Patriots (Rochester, NY), Blessed Sacrament (Cambridge, MA), Cypress Independent (Houston, TX), Ronald Reagan High School (San Antonio, TX), Dripping Springs High School (Dripping Springs, TX), Akins High School (Austin, TX), Leander High School (Leander, TX), and LBJ High School (Austin, TX).
Bucky currently resides in Houston working with North Shore High School as the color guard director. Bucky is looking forward to the years ahead, watching his students grow into amazing performers and mature adults.