Mr. Youngblood is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Horned Frog Marching Band at TCU. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Abilene Christian University and his Master of Percussion Performance degree from East Texas State University. Before coming to TCU, he taught in the public schools for twelve years. He began teaching in 1987 and spent his first ten years teaching at L.D. Bell High School, where his groups received recognition for outstanding performances at festivals throughout Texas. His ensemble responsibilities at TCU include the Horned Frog Marching Band, the Symphonic Band, and assistance with the Men's and Women's Basketball Bands. In addition to his work with the bands, he also teaches music education classes and surpervises student teachers.
Mr. Youngblood is a leading drill designer and arranger for marching band. He regularly consults with and writes shows for high school bands across the nation. His drills have won numerous state championships, a BOA National Championship and have placed in the finals of many competitions
Mr. Youngblood is a product of public school music education in the state of Texas. Before playing in the L.D. Bell High School Band under the direction of Roger Winslow, he was in the junior high bands of Marion West, Earnest Repass and Danny Prado. His undergraduate studies with John Whitwell and Gary Lewis, then at Abilene Christian University, furthered his training in Music Education. His percussion training began with Jim McGahey and Warren Dewey and continued with Allen Teal at Abilene Christian University. His percussion professors at East Texas State University were Robert Houston and Jimmy Finney.
Mr. Youngblood is a frequent clinician and adjudicator in Texas and the Southwest. He enjoys working as a clinician with bands from every age level.