A well-known band director loved by thousands of band members has passed away.

Randy Storie, Music Coordinator of Midland, TX ISD and beloved former band director at Robert E. Lee High School, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the age of 66.

Mr. Storie was known for his tenure from the 1980’s through 2014 as the Lee High School Band Director. Under his leadership, the Lee High School Mighty Rebel Band gained regional, state, and national renown for being one of the most successful and respected fine arts programs Midland has produced. Under his direction, the Lee band was invited to and performed at the Music for All National Festival.

During Storie’s time at Lee, his students performed at Carnegie Hall, the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Presidential Inaugural Parades for Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. His students and colleagues agree that he always gave 110% effort in everything he did. 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 13, with a time yet to be announced. 

Storie is survived by Mary and David Routh and wife, Rebecca Rhoads. Our condolences to the family, friends and students who were greatly impacted by Storie’s dedication to music.