You won't remember everyone in your math class, but you'll remember every member of your band program.
Music leaves an imprint on you that will last the rest of your life.
Mr. Muñoz joined Pearland High School as Director of Bands in 2013 and he began his teaching career in 1993. Under his direction, the Pearland High School Band has been a Bands of America Regional Championship finalist, qualified for the UIL State Marching Band Contest and has consistently received the U.I.L. Sweepstakes Award. The Pearland High School Wind Ensemble has been a National Wind Band Honors Mark of Excellence National Commended Winner and National Winner. The Pearland High School Wind Ensemble also qualified for the TMEA Area Honor Band in 2014.
Mr. Muñoz received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Houston, where he studied instrument pedagogy and conducting with Mr. Eddie Green. He is an active adjudicator and clinician. Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Sorority (Honorary Member).
Mr. Brown has been teaching Texas high school bands for the past 11 years.
He earned his bachelor of music degree in music education from Youngstown State University. While an undergraduate student, Mr. Brown had the privilege of being a member of the 10 time DCI World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps earning a Silver and a Bronze medal in 2001 and 2002 respectively. He performed with the baritone section when he was a member of The Cadets but his primary instrument is the bassoon and was an Ohio All-State musician; he still enjoys playing whenever time allows.
He attended Western Michigan University and earned a master of music degree in instrumental conducting while also spending his summers as a member of the brass and visual staffs with The Capitol Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2006 and a member of the visual staff with The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2007.
Mr. Brown’s professional affiliations include The Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.
The feeling when you walk off the field after leaving everything on it, is the moment you realize you are capable of things bigger than yourself.
Mr. Hernandez is in his ninth year as a music educator and is currently in his 5th year as assistant director of bands at Pearland High School in Pearland, TX. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. His experience in the drum corps activity is extensive, spanning over a decade and a half. Starting off his performance experience with the Lone Star Drum and Bugle Corps and completing it with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Hernandez has been on the educational team with various successful drum corps including Revolution, Blue Stars, and Bluecoats. He currently just finished his seventh season on staff with the 2013 world champion Carolina Crown. Mr. Hernandez is an active clinician, designer, and visual instructor for the marching arts throughout the state of Texas. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators’ Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Practice does not make perfect;
Perfect practice makes perfect.
Mr. Jasper comes to us from North Shore High School in Galena Park, Texas. We are excited to have him join the Pearland family in 2021!
Associate Band Director
Mr. Gerke is a colorguard and dance choreographer in his first year with Pearland High School. He moved to us this summer from from Orlando, Florida, but grew up in Wisconsin where he attended college as an instrumental music education major. As a performer, Mr. Gerke spent two years performing with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps based out of his hometown of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He performed his age out season with Phantom Regiment in 2008 when they won the Drum Corps International World Championship. He has performed with several independent winter guards, most recently the Santa Clara Vanguard Winterguard in 2016 when the team earned the prestigious silver medal at the WGI World Championships in the independent world class.
As a choreographer and instructor, Mr. Gerke has taught students to be successful at the highest level of our activity. He's enjoyed working with many high school and independent groups around the country. Mr. Gerke has also been on staff and choreographer for Spirit of Atlanta and Colts drum and bugle corps in DCI. He has been a choreographer for the 3-time world champion Onyx Independent World as well as Allegiance Independent Open, FIU winterguard, and his main independent program Pegasus Winterguard based in Orlando, Florida.