Duane Hill is co-director of the Texas Tech University "Goin' Band from Raiderland" as well as interim associate director of bands. He holds a Bachelor of Secondary Music Education from Texas Tech University under Keith Bearden and Christopher Anderson and a Master of Music in Conducting from Dr. Sarah McKoin.
Previously, Hill was the associate director of bands at Leander High School. During his tenure, he facilitated the private lesson program, coordinated the leadership team and conducted school musicals. The Leander Band increased their membership, cultivated a strong leadership team and continued their tradition of musical excellence during his four year span with the program. Hill is currently the administrative assistant and leadership facilitator with solutions and specialized innovations (S.A.S.I.), which specializes in student empowerment in music students across Texas.
His professional affiliations include: College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, College Music Society and Kappa Kappa Psi.