Education is for improving the lives of others and for
leaving your community and world better than you found it.
~ Marian Wright Edelman
The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12
The Ascension Academy Wind Ensemble and Band program is directed by Kellie Bartley. Mrs. Bartley has over twenty years of experience teaching both String and Wind Instruments. After earning her Bachelor of Music Degree and Horn Performance Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin, Bartley began her career in Houston. She has also had successful music programs in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, Massachusetts before moving to the Panhandle in 2006.
Mrs. Bartley founded our band program in 2013 and has watched it grow in size and ability. She is the current Director of the Amarillo College Concert Band and has developed a partnership between the AC and Ascension bands that gives our students the opportunity to play in a large ensemble with other talented players in our area.
Mrs. Bartley is in her 10th year as a member of the Amarillo Symphony French Horn Section and a freelance musician in the local church and arts communities.