Frank Troyka

In the world of Texas high school band, the highest honor is Bandmaster of the Year, presented by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). Before 2019, Eddie Green was the only Lake Highlands High band director to ever earn the honor. Over the weekend, former LHHS and Forest Meadow Junior High educator Frank Troyka joined TMEA’s esteemed ranks as Bandmaster of the Year.

Troyka began his career in 1984, splitting duties at FMJH and LHHS as assistant band director. He moved to Houston in 1991 to teach at Spring ISD’s Westfield High, and in 1999 he became Director of Bands at Cypress Falls High. He was named Director of Bands and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Richardson Berkner in 2006, and in 2014 he became Director of Education for System Blue, affiliated with the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps.

Troyka received the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Texas Bandmasters Association in 2014 and was named to the Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2016.

Congratulations, Frank Troyka.