Jennifer Handford


Jennifer Hanford currently serves as an Assistant Band Director at James Bowie High School, in Austin Texas. She directs and assists with the concert bands, jazz bands, chamber music, and all program-wide operations.

As a director with the James Bowie Outdoor Performing Ensemble (JBHSOPE), Jennifer oversees all visual and woodwind education. Since her arrival in 2016, the JBHSOPE has advanced to the UIL State Championship two times, BOA San Antonio Finals, BOA Grand Nationals Semi Finals, and were the champions for the BOA McAllen regional and the BOA Waco regional.

Jennifer has a comprehensive background in the marching arts as a teacher and performer. She served as a visual technician with DCI World Class Semi-finalist Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in 2014 and 2015, specializing in technique and body choreography. As a performer, she marched with the World Champion Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps on euphonium and baritone in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Jennifer holds professional affiliations with the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association. Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in Music at the University of Tulsa and education certification from the University of Arkansas.