Welcome! My name is Mr. Birkner, and I am the Kirbyville Junior High Band Director. This is my 5th year to teach in Kirbyville, and my 6th year to teach overall. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas, where I earned my Bachelor of Music Education degree. While at UNT, I played trumpet in the Concert Band, the Brass Band, and marched with the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band. I love music, and I am very blessed to be able to teach students to love music through playing in band. I am active in the music department of my church, where I serve as Assistant Music Director, and I also lead worship services for the Youth Group. My beautiful wife Kenzi and I have 2 cats, 2 dogs, and numerous fish. I enjoy building model WW2 aircraft, playing my trumpet and guitar, and spending time with my wife.