Jay Lester (M.Ed.), Abilene :: was promoted to executive director of fine arts for Abilene ISD after serving as director of fine arts for the past four years. He previously held a similar position at Victoria ISD for four years. He also was elected secretary for the Texas Music Administrators Conference and passed a postgraduate course at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. He played the trumpet in the orchestra for the Clyde Center of Performing Arts’ production of The Music Man in August in Clyde and played major portions of The Messiah at the Texas Choral Directors Association convention in July in San Antonio. His favorite UNT memory is watching movies on campus, including his favorite, Dr. Strangelove.