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Band Director

  • Seven First Divisions in UIL Sight-Reading
  • Two First Divisions in UIL Concert
  • Ten First Divisions in UIL Marching as assistant director
  • Eleven years of experience at Middle School level, two years at High School level
  • Strong pedagogy; comfortable teaching woodwind, brass, and percussion

Harlandale High School, San Antonio, TX, 2013 – 2015
Associate Band Director

  • Taught marching fundamentals
  • Planned, organized, and ran drill rehearsals
  • Organized and implemented student leadership curriculum
  • Helped marching band earned consistent UIL first division ratings 2013-2015
  • Prepared non-varsity band for its first UIL first division in six years
  • Created music history curriculum and collaborated with other instructors across district
  • Educated Band Boosters in the practices and implementation of Roberts Rules of Order
  • Led staff development sessions for HISD music teachers (SmartMusic and Charms Office)
  • Mentored two student teachers and four future music majors

San Felipe Memorial Middle School/Del Rio Middle School, Del Rio, TX, 2004 – 2013
Assistant Band Director

  • Taught all 6th grade band classes for five years
  • Increased beginner enrollment by 21% from 165 to over 200 students
  • Took 6th grade band to first ever festival in 2007 where they won Best in Class
  • Transformed beginner classes to fully homogenous instrumentation within two years
  • Team-taught 7th/8th grade band classes for four years
  • Assisted with the middle school and high school mariachi classes
  • Earned consistent UIL first division and sweepstakes with the non-varsity band
  • Taught non-varsity mariachi in 2012-2013, earning 1st place, outstanding vocalists, outstanding trumpets, and outstanding armonia section in our class at festival
  • Organized and ran marching rehearsals for the Del Rio High School marching band
  • Helped marching band earn consistent UIL first division ratings 2006-2012

Mineral Wells Junior High/Travis Elementary, Mineral Wells, TX, 2002 – 2004
Assistant Band Director

  • Improved UIL sight-reading ratings for Mineral Wells Junior High from previous years
  • Increased beginner enrollment by 50% from 80 to over 120 in one year
  • Rehearsed with solos and ensembles for the UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest

 Private Lesson Instructor, Greater Fort Worth Area, September 1998 – July 2003

  • Taught 6th-12th grade horn lessons, with more than 40 students one semester
  • Consistently placed students in the All-Region and Area level bands
  • Five students I taught later went on to make the Texas All State Band
  • Worked as Marching Tech with Burleson High School and Arlington Bowie High School

Education and Certification

Bachelor of Music, University of Texas at Arlington, December 2001
Primary Instrument, French Horn

Other Professional Experience

ABA Academy, Arlington, TX, 2015 – Present

  • Learned insurance billing protocols, to bill for over 30 clients
  • Oversee bookkeeping, billing, and business operations for family business
  • Studied autism treatment at facility focused on training therapists
  • Developed music curriculum for effective treatment of children with autism

Notable Skills and Attributes

Computer Skills
Microsoft Office, Google Docs,
Charms Office Assistant, SmartMusic,
Sibelius & Finale Music Notation Software,
PyWare Drill Design, Audacity Audio Editor,
QuickBooks, HTML/CSS Web Design

Personal Character Traits
Organized, Dependable,
Fast Learner, Goal-Minded,
Problem Solver, Detail-Focused,
Team Player, Encourager, Optimistic
Calm composure in stressful situations

Selected Performing Experience

Del Rio Christian Fellowship Praise Team, Del Rio, TX 2004 – 2013
Vocals, Trumpet, Bass, Keyboard, Multimedia, Sound Engineer

Mariachi La Diferencia, Del Rio, TX, 2008 – 2009

Calvary Chapel Fort Worth Praise Band, Haltom City, TX 2000 – 2004
Horn, Flugelhorn

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 1996 – 2000
Horn, Mellophone, Clarinet – Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Orchestra
Drill Instructor, Section Leader – Marching Band

Lone Star Drum & Bugle Corps, Commerce, TX, 1996