Phone: 281-245-2592


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Mr. Joshua Partida - Director of Bands

Joshua Partida ( is in his 14th year of teaching and his third 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.


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Phone: 281-245-2590


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Mr. David Burnett - Woodwind Specialist

David Burnett is in his 24th year of teaching band in Texas. Most of those years were spent as the Head Band Director at Flour Bluff Junior High in Corpus Christi. Bands under his direction have been recognized in state and national competitions. His bands have advanced to the Area level of the TMEA State Honor Band competition four times, and they have been Commended in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Competition twice while earning several Outstanding Soloist awards. His students have also been very successful in individual competitions, such as All-Region Band and Solo & Ensemble contests.


Mr. Burnett was an All-State clarinet player at Humble High School in 1992 and went on to be Principal Clarinet in the University of Houston Wind Ensemble, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1997. He also earned a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education in 2010 from Texas A&M University – Kingsville.


Mr. Burnett and his wife have four kids, who have all been fine band students and musicians. They enjoy spending quiet evenings at home with their two bratty cats. Mr. Burnett is looking forward to sharing his passion for music and his epic “Dad jokes” with the fine students of the Alvin High School Band.


Phone: 281-245-2593


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Mr. John Anderson - Brass Specialist

John Anderson is beginning his 14th year of teaching and 1st year at Alvin High school.  While studying music at the University of Texas at Arlington, Mr. Anderson was a member of the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, the Maverick marching band, principal chair of the Symphony Orchestra, and several concert bands.  During his summers, he marched 5 years on tuba with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, serving as section leader from 2006-2008.


Following graduation with a Bachelor’s in Music, Mr. Anderson served as a music educator in Victoria, Galena Park, Santa Fe, and Houston school districts.  During his time teaching, he has directed superior rated marching bands and concert bands, a TCGC championship winterguard, as well as the Pearland Community Band.  He also served on visual staff for Revolution and Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps.


Mr. Anderson met his wife, Kat, in college and the two married in 2019.  They live in Pearland with their four daughters: Kayly Madison, Zoey Clara, Lucy Caroline, and Melody Kristine.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, video gaming, traveling, dad jokes, and disc golfing.


Mr. Anderson’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmaster’s Association, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Phone: 281-245-2594


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Mr. Clay Roesler - Director of Percussion

Mr. Clay Roesler is from San Antonio, TX and is a recent graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2021. During his college career, he has performed in three university ensembles, including the Oklahoma Christian University Symphonic Band, Chamber Orchestra and Steel Drum Ensemble. Furthermore, he had the pleasure of performing with the University of Central Oklahoma Percussion Studio, attending professional development events like the University of Oklahoma Steel Pan Festival.


In addition to his involvement with music, he holds a true passion for the marching arts. Mr. Roesler was a contracted front ensemble member of Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2020-2021) and is currently on The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps Administration Team. Student teaching allowed him to work with Mustang High School (Mustang, OK), Mustang Central Middle School, Meadow Brook Intermediate Elementary School and Mustang Valley Elementary School. In addition to student teaching, Mr. Roesler’s teaching experience includes working as a freelance private percussion lesson instructor and serving as a Percussion Technician for Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio (his Alma Mater) and Veterans Memorial High School (San Antonio).  


Mr. Roesler's professional affiliations  include: the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.


In his free time, Mr Roesler’s hobbies include fishing, watching sports, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends.


Mr. Roesler is excited to serve the Alvin High School Band and looks forward to a successful year!


Phone: 346-347-4243


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Ms. Lillie Nevills - Color Guard Director

Lillie Nevills is starting her 5th year of coaching color guard and her first year coaching at Alvin High School. She is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana and was in Alfred M. Barbe’s Band of Blue. She first started coaching in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan area for 4 years.


Miss Nevills started her coaching at Brusly High School in Brusly, LA, where she helped build the color guard program to superior ratings and started the first ever winter guard program. She also coached at Live Oak Junior High School in Denham Springs, LA and Zachary High School in Zachary, LA. 


Miss Nevills was a part of the LSU Color Guard, Voodoo independent, and contracted to the Louisiana Stars. This will be her 10th year of color guard and she hopes to spin again with an independent group in the future.


In her free time, Miss Nevills likes to watch her favorite TV show, relax by the pool/at the beach, and hangout with friends, coworkers, and family.