Hugh Poland, Master of Ceremonies
Hugh Poland, MASTER OF CEREMONIES, has been a fixture on the Kingwood music scene for 22 years. He served as the Minister of Music at Woodridge Baptist Church from 2000 through 2020, and led music-based mission trips to Romania, Argentina, Spain, Colorado, Wyoming, Louisiana and Texas. He also led the Woodridge Choir and Orchestra to perform in several Texas correctional institutions. He currently serves Woodridge in an educational position and is a published author of several devotional books and articles.
Mr. Poland has also served as the director of the Kingwood High School Jazz band since 2011 and as a piano accompanist for Kingwood High School and other HISD schools since 2001, in addition to arranging choral and instrumental music for churches and schools along the way.
Mr. Poland has been affiliated with the Pops since 2000 as pianist, singer, narrator and guest conductor. He is a graduate of Houston Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys writing, birding, and leading the cover band KJV (Kingwood Jazz Venture) in his spare time. He is married to Jill, has three grown daughters and a wonderful 13-year-old stepson, James.