Director- Ruth Allen

Mrs. Allen is in her 25th year of teaching.  She is in charge of all aspects of the Hornedo MS Band program.  Under her direction her bands are consistent in receiving sweepstakes at concert and sightreading contests.  Her bands have also received "Best in Class" in festivals held in San Antonio, Dallas and California.

Her professional affiliations include: Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Phi Be Mu, and is on the Spouses Board of the Texas Band Masters Association.

Mrs. Allen is married to Daniel Allen who is one of the band directors at Franklin HS.  Their son Christopher plays horn and piano.  He is a senior at FHS.  Their daughter is in the 6th grade at Hornedo and plays the clarinet.