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Alumni NEWS FALL 2013


Catarina Cabrera (2013), starting fall 2013, Assistant Choral Director at Rhodes Middle School in San Antonio.

Christina Cabrera (2013), starting fall 2013, Choral Director at Irving Academy in San Antonio.

Brittany Garza (2013) was awarded a graduate scholarship to begin her MM in Choral Conducting at Texas State in fall 2013.

Rebecca Gamboa (2012) is Music Teacher at Sam Houston Elementary School in Harlingen.

Eradio Martinez (2012) is a Choral Director at Berta Cabaza Middle School in San Benito.

Peggy Sue Reyna (2012) is a Music Teacher at Dishman Elementary School in Harlingen. Ms. Reyna recently received a technology grant, and this fall her classroom will be upgraded to include a new Mac Book, Apple TV, and a classroom set of iPads.

Robert Sanchez (2012) is employed as the Choral Director at Cade Middle School in Victoria, TX during the spring of 2013. Awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, he will be starting his MM in Music History and Literature at Texas State in fall 2013.

Adam Gonzalez (2011), starting fall 2013, Mr. Gonzalez will serve as Choral Director at Cade Middle School in Victoria, TX.

George Flores (2011) graduated with his MM in Vocal Performance from UT-San Antonio in May 2013.



Noe Garcia (2013) has been awarded a Teaching Fellowship at the prestigious Schwob School of Music in Columbus, Georgia (Columbus State University). Many students from all over the nation apply for this competitively-awarded position in this graduate music program.

UTB Music Guitar Alumni 

Joey Juarez (2012) teaches middle school for the Hidalgo Independent School District.

John Montemayor (2011) is teaching middle school for the Austin Independent School District.

Ricardo Martinez (2010) teaches high school guitar for BISD. Carlos Benavides (2010) teaches elementary music for BISD.

Leo Garcia (2009) is a doctoral candidate in music at the University of North Texas.

Javier Eguia (2009) teaches at Palm Grove Elementary, BISD. Roberto Ruiz (2008) teaches for the PSJA School District.


Double Reed

Melanie Muñoz (2013), bassoon, will begin work as an elementary school band director at Donna ISD in Fall 2013.

Alex Martinez (2012), oboe, began work as a middle school band director in the San Benito CISD in Spring 2013.



Ramiro De Leon (2013) has been accepted into the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps–the “Commandant’s Own.” Ramiro completed basic training and combat training in early summer 2013 and is now stationed at the home of the USM D & B in Washington, D.C.



Olga De Leon (2012), double bass, was hired as the Head Orchestra Director at Harlingen High School in the Fall 2012.

Nancy Torres (2012), double bass, was hired as Assistant Orchestra Director at PSJA Middle School in the Fall 2012 and was recently appointed as Assistant Orchestra Director at Coakley Middle School in Harlingen.

Karina Vela (2008), violin, was hired to start the string program at San Benito ISD in the Fall 2012.



Tom Raines (2012) is a Graduate Student in Jazz Studies at Texas State.

David Jimenez (2012) is an Assistant Band Director at Porter High School.

Nicolas Hurtado (2011) is an Associate Professor of Percussion at IRCA Reynosa.

Daniel Garcia (2010) is an Assistant Band Director at PSJA High School.

Eric Sanchez (2010) is an Elementary Music Teacher at Harlingen ISD.

Jorge Mujica (2008) is an Assistant Band Director San Benito High School.



Genesis Blanco (2013) and will begin work as an Assistant Band Director at Brownsville ISD in Fall 2013.

Alejandro Cruz (2010) will begin his new position as music instructor at the Escuela Superior de Musica in Cholula, Mexico in Fall 2013.

Dulce Rodriguez (2009) completed her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance at Texas Tech University in 2011 and is currently an Assistant Band Director at San Benito High School in San Benito, Texas.

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