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Meet Mr. Starnes!

Phone: 913-667-3512


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. - Music Education from Kansas State University

Mr. Eric Starnes

Eric Starnes is director of bands at Mill Creek Middle School. He is currently in his 3rd year at Mill Creek and previously spent 5 years as a band director grades 5th-12th in Buhler, KS. 

Mr. Starnes is a native of Manhattan, Kansas where he attended Manhattan High School and upon graduation, studied at Kansas State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Trumpet. While at Kansas State, he studied trumpet with Gary Mortenson and conducting under Dr. Frank Tracz.

Mr. Starnes has performed in the K-State Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Big Bands, Latin Jazz Band, Trumpet Ensemble, and various other groups over his career. Since his move to the Kansas City area, Mr. Starnes has been a part of the Midwest Winds as well as the DeSoto Brass Band. 

Mr. Starnes is an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association, Kansas Bandmaster’s Association, Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, and International Trumpet Guild.