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Mr. David Rodriguez
David M. Rodriguez is currently enjoying his 22nd year as a music educator. He is the head band director at Terrell Wells Middle School where he is committed to maintaining and continuously building a well-rounded music program. He has been leading the award winning Trojan Band for the past 13 years. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Ensemble, teaching the beginner band classes, and supervising all aspects of the 230 student music program. He has been the electives department chair at the campus and is also coordinator of the HISD Faculty Big Band. His professional affiliations include the Texas MusicEducators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and TexasBandmasters Association.
Mr. Rodriguez grew up in San Antonio where he attended and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in theEdgewood District. Upon graduation, he first attended UTSA as a music education major playing saxophone and clarinet. He later transferred toTexas A&I University in Kingsville (now TAMUK).
While at the university, he performed inthe Symphonic Winds, Concert Band, Javelina Marching Band, Jazz Lab I,as well as the saxophone quartet and clarinet choir. He has been amember, as well as past A&I chapter president, of Kappa Kappa Psi,National Honorary Band Fraternity, and a member of Phi Mu Alpha,professional music fraternity. He graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor ofMusic Education.
He started his career in the Rio Grande Valley teaching at Berta Cabaza Middle School in San Benito, Texas. As he and his wife were starting a family, they decided to move back to San Antonio to be closer to relatives. He taught at Kirby Junior Highand at Judson High School in the Judson school district. In 1998 he tookan associate director’s position at McCollum High School in H.I.S.D.and two years later took his present position.
Besides teaching band Mr. Rodriguez has been a member of the Mid-Valley Wind Symphony and Corpus Christi Wind Symphony. He has also been a member of the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers and has been the choir director at his church. He truly enjoys teaching and wishes to continue for many years to come.