Destry Balch, a graduate of University of North Texas in Denton, became the KHS band director in the Summer of 2004. Previous to this he was the Kingwood 9th Grade director from 2001-2002 through 2003-2004. He has also worked in the communities of Van, Spring Hill and Lufkin, all of which are in Texas. For the school year 2010-2011, he will begin his 23rd year of teaching.
He is the father of two sons - Samuel and Matthew. Other than being a full time father, he also likes to garden and fish, and he is a lifelong student of the Biblical Scripture. When band is in full swing, there is not much time for hobbies other than his faith, his family, and band.