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Mr. Joshua Partida

Joshua Partida (jpartida@alvinisd.net) is in his 13th 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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Mr. Dillon Junkin

Mr. Junkin is no stranger to the Houston area as he grew up in Pearland, Texas and attended Glenda Dawson High School. He then attended Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Trumpet as well as Music Composition. His primary instructors were Professors Will Strieder and Richard Harris as well as Doctors Joe Vandiver and Peter Fischer. At Texas Tech he performed with many of the concert band and choir ensembles and was the President of the Epsilon Pi chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. He also performed with the Goin Band from Raiderland for five years, serving as a trumpet section leader and drill instructor in 2019.
 
Mr. Junkin is active in the DCI community as he marched four summers (2015-2018) with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and is currently on the visual staff with Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. In his spare time he enjoys running and cheering on his favorite sports teams (the Houston Rockets, Texans, Arizona Cardinals, and especially Houston Astros).
 
Mr. Junkin is incredibly excited to return to Southeast Houston and be a part of the Alvin High School Band family! He hopes to foster a positive and productive learning environment while creating lifelong memories for all of his students.

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Miss Sarah Albrecht

Sarah Albrecht serves as the Assistant Director of Bands at Alvin High School. She directs the Symphonic Band, assists with the Alvin Marching Band, and is a woodwind specialist.

 

Following her graduation from Keller High School (Keller, Texas), Ms. Albrecht earned her Bachelor’s of Music Education degree with distinction from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner! While at the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Albrecht performed with the OU Wind Symphony and OU Symphony Orchestra as the principal clarinetist. She also proudly served as a Clarinet Squad Leader for the Pride of Oklahoma. Ms. Albrecht was an active member of Tau Beta Sigma during her four years at OU.

 

Ms. Albrecht’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmaster’s Association, and Tau Beta Sigma.

 

In her spare time, Ms. Albrecht enjoys live musical performances, classic movies, and making conversation with her pet fish, Norman.

 

Ms. Albrecht is excited to start her teaching career here with the Alvin Band! Go Jackets!

 

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Mr. Lee Willis

Lee Willis currently serves as Director of Percussion Studies at Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas. He directs all percussion related ensembles as well as co-directs the marching band and concert ensembles.
 
Prior to his appointment at Alvin, Willis served as Assistant Director of Bands at Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas. Under his direction, the Monterey High School percussion section achieved a great deal of local and state-wide success including a 3rd place finish at the West Texas Auxiliary Championships in 2015 (Class AAAAAA) and a 1st place finish at the West Texas Auxiliary Championships in 2016 (Class AAAAA), in addition to multiple "High Percussion" scores in marching band competitions in the West Texas region. During his two years at MHS, he saw students advance to the All-Area level of the Texas UIL All-State audition process as well as the State level of the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Competition. In the Spring of 2016, he founded the MHS Steel Band and one year later performed a joint concert with Texas Tech University Steel Band 1 'Apocalypso Now' alongside world-renowned steel pan artist, Liam Teague, in the Spring of 2017. 
 
Prior to teaching public school in Texas, Mr. Willis compiled a wealth of collegiate teaching experience both in Texas and in South Carolina. In 2014, Mr. Willis served as the Battery Coordinator of the Coastal Carolina University Marching Band and Assistant Band Director at Conway High School, both located in Conway, South Carolina. Before his hiring at CCU, he spent two years as the primary instructor for the Texas Tech University Drumline, Steel Band II, and Percussion Ensemble II while completing his Master’s Degree. Mr. Willis is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University, where under the tutelage of Dr. Lisa Rogers and Mr. Alan Shinn, he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 2012 and his Master's Degree in Percussion Performance in 2014. 
  
During his time at Texas Tech, Mr. Willis was a member of the top Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band ‘Apocalypso Now’. With these ensembles, he performed at PASIC, TMEA, ISME, NCPP, the PAS Canada Day of Percussion, and the International Kodaly Symposium, alongside some of the biggest names in the percussion world, including Liam Teague, Andy Narell, Victor Provost, Michael Udow, Andy Harnsberger, and many more. In 2012, he finished 4th in the Texas Tech University Concerto Competition. Mr. Willis was also a member of the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Sarah McKoin, and the Symphony Orchestra under Dr. Andrew George and Dr. David Becker. During his time in these ensembles, he performed in concerts at CBDNA in 2011, and TMEA in 2012. Mr. Willis was also a part of the famed Goin’ Band from Raiderland as a member and section leader of the tenor-line.
 

In his spare time, Mr. Willis plays basketball, golf, and city-league softball. He is an extremely passionate fan of the San Antonio Spurs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, New York Yankees, and San Francisco 49ers. He and his wife, Avery, have two wonderful dogs named Harley and Remo.

 

Mr. Willis is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Sabian cymbals.

 
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Ms. Katie LaLiberte

Katie LaLiberte has been an active member in the color guard community for over 15 years. She was a proud member and captain of the Blue Knights drum and bugle corps from 2004-2007 and spun with world-competitive indoor groups, Opus Ten and Oracle Winterguards. She also dances and choreographs with Oracle Performance Ensemble.

She has taught countless programs throughout Colorado (and elsewhere) and is excited to share her love for the activity with Alvin High School! She has a degree in economics from CU Boulder, go buffs, and hopes to open a color guard studio in the future.

In her spare time, Katie loves to golf, ski, go out to eat, and is a patron of the arts.