Meet the Directors


Alycia Bingaman is our head director for Adams Middle School. She grew up in Allen, Texas and went to East Texas State University. Mrs. Bingaman has taught band for 23 years in various schools across North Texas. Prior to teaching in Northwest ISD, she taught in Mesquite ISD for 5 years, Rockwall ISD for 3 years and Allen ISD for 11 years.  Mrs. Bingaman is married to John Bingaman, percussion director at Byron Nelson HS. They have two children Robert, 9 and Carsten, 6. They both attend Roanoke Elementary. Mrs. Bingaman is an active clinican and adjudicator across North Texas and an active member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and Phi Beta Mu.  In her free time, Mrs. Bingaman enjoys chauffeuring her boys to all their baseball practices and activities!

Stephanie Northam is our assistant director of the Adams Middle School Band. She is originally from south Texas and earned her degree in music education from the University of North Texas, where she studied euphonium with Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe and Brian Bowman. Prior to teaching at Adams, Mrs. Northam taught at Tidwell MS in NISD. She also taught band in Arlington ISD and Bethesda Christian School and taught private low brass lessons in NISD.  Mrs. Northam also had the unique opportunity to start a small band program among a team of missionary kids and expatriates in Mbale, Uganda. She is a member of Texas Music Educators Association and is excited to be part of the Adams team! Mrs. Northam resides in NISD with her wonderful husband Darin, and three amazing children, who are also all musicians. When the Northam family isn’t rehearsing or practicing, they love to travel!