Kyle Ruschhaupt, Director of Bands

My name is Kyle Ruschhaupt (Roo-shop), and I am the new Director of Bands at Farley Middle School.  I could not be more excited to share my love of music with your children.  I come to Hutto ISD from Leander ISD having taught 12 years at Vista Ridge High School and 4 years at Running Brushy Middle School.  My main instrument is trumpet, but I love all of them!  I am thrilled to be a part of the tradition of excellence at Farley and to be a member of Hippo Nation!

Mr. Ruschhaupt teaches the following classes in our band program:

  • Beginning Trumpet
  • Beginning French Horn
  • Wind Ensemble 
  • Instrumental Ensemble

He can be reached at the following:

email: kyle.ruschhaupt@huttoisd.net

phone: (512) 759-2050

 

Valerie Caporicci, Associate Director of Bands

Hello FMS Band students and parents! My name is Valerie Caporicci, and I am very excited to be working in Hutto ISD as a Hippo! This will be my 6th year teaching band, and my third year living in the great state of Texas.  I previously taught at Round Rock High School, and I am looking forward to the rewards and experiences that come with working with beginners. I cannot wait to meet all of you, and I am grateful to be a part of the Farley Middle School Staff!

Mrs. Caporicci teaches the following classes in our band program: 

  • Beginning Flute
  • Beginning Clarinet
  • Beginning Oboe & Bassoon
  • Concert Band
  • Instrumental Ensemble

She can be reached at the following:

email: valerie.caporicci@huttoisd.net

phone: (512) 759-2050

 

Brandt Zook, Associate Director of Bands

Hello, my name is Brandt Zook and this is my 5th year as band director at Farley Middle School! My primary instrument is the Euphonium, but I love all low brass instruments and the double bass! I have enjoyed every minute of being a band director here and I can’t wait to start creating wonderful music this year! I will be teaching beginner Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone, as well as Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band. In my free time I play tournament paintball, train for half marathons, backpack and spend time with family and friends. I can’t wait to see everyone in August and continue the tradition of excellence here at FMS!

Mr. Zook teaches the following classes in our band program:

  • Beginning Trombone
  • Beginning Saxophone
  • Beginning Tuba and Euphonium
  • Symphonic Winds
  • Jazz Band

He can be reached at the following:

email: brandt.zook@huttoisd.net

phone: (512) 759-2050