Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Joshua Partida
Joshua Partida (firstname.lastname@example.org) is in his 11th year of teaching and his first year as the Director of Bands at Alvin High School.
Upon graduation from Stroman High School (Victoria, TX), Mr. Partida earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. While in Kingsville, he was a trumpet section leader in both the Wind Ensemble and The Jazz Band I. He was also the Head Marching Tech for The Javelina Marching Band (08).
Prior to his current position, Mr. Partida was the Director of Bands at Victoria West High School. Under his baton, the Victoria West Band of Warriors had multiple years of consecutive Sweepstakes Awards, appeared in multiple Area Marching contests (ranking as high as 7th place), advanced several students to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, placed several students in the District, Region and Area bands and earned Reserve Grand Champion and Grand Champion at marching contests across the Area.
Prior to his time in Victoria, Mr. Partida was the Director of Bands in the Edna Independent School District. During his time in Edna, Mr. Partida had consistent Superior Ratings at the Region Marching Contest and has taken the EHS Cowboy Band to two consecutive Area Marching Finals with a school-first an appearance at the UIL State Marching Contest in 2011.
Mr. Partida has been married to his high school sweetheart, Miranda, for 10 years. The Partidas have an awesome dog named Dee who is spoiled rotten, but the pride and joy in their lives is Ella, their daughter. She, as any parent would know, is their entire life.
In his free time, Mr. Partida enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Astros. He also loves to travel with his family, but his most favorite thing is being a good dad to Ella.
Mr. Partida’s professional affiliations include: the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmaster’s Association and the Texas Jazz Educator’s Association.