Jarrett Lipman Jarrett Lipman

Director of Bands

Jarrett Lipman is the Director of Bands at Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas.  At Johnson, Lipman directs the Marching Band, co-conducts the Wind Ensemble, and assists with the Symphony Band, Concert Bands, and Jazz Ensembles. Read more about Lipman’s New Jersey background, his musical influences, and his tremendous successes teaching the band students at Johnson High School. READ MORE


Alan Sharps Alan Sharps

Associate Director of Bands

Alan Sharps is entering his ninth year as a band director at Claudia Taylor Johnson. He co-conducts the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds and is the director of the school's outstanding Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. In addition to his regular instruction duties with the marching band, he oversees all of the technical and electronics aspects of the band program. Sharps has an extensive musical background in Florida and Virginia, and spent 11 years at Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio before coming to Johnson. He's also known for teaching at least one mega-superstar singer-rapper-record producer. READ  MORE


Robert LozanoRobert Lozano

Assistant Band Director, Symphony Band
Percussion Director

Robert Lozano is entering his first year an Assistant Band Director and Percussion Director at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School. Mr. Lozano graduated from Winston Churchill High School and went to the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, Mr. Lozano studied under the direction of world class percussion instructors Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards, as well as conductors Robert Carnochan and Jerry Junkin. READ MORE


Dan MusacchioDan Musacchio
Assistant Band Director / Orchestra Director

Mr. Dan Musacchio is entering his first year as an Assistant Band Director and Assistant Orchestra Director at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School. He will work with the non-varsity bands and orchestras at Johnson, assist with the full orchestra, and assist with the marching band. Mr. Musacchio recently served as the Orchestra Director at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in Bridgewater, N.J. READ MORE


Darryl Pemberton Darryl Pemberton

Colorguard Director

Darryl Pemberton is the Visual Designer and Color Guard director for the Claudia Taylor Johnson High School Band. In his time at Johnson, Pemberton has led the Johnson Color Guard to numerous medals in the Texas Colorguard Championship circuit, Johnson Color Guard is also a multiple WGI finalist, winning first place in Scholastic World at the WGI Southwestern Colorguard Championship in 2015 and earning the Silver Medal in the Scholastic Open Class in 2013.  Check out the other stops in Pemberton’s career as an accomplished Visual Technican and Caption Head. READ MORE


Kris Hartman Kris Hartman

Assistant Band Director, Percussion Studies  

Kris Hartman is the Associate Percussion Director/Assistant Band Director/Arranger for Claudia Taylor Johnson High School and Frank M. Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio. Since the opening of Johnson High School in 2008-09, Mr. Hartman has been an integral part of building the percussion program from grades 6 through 12 as well as the development of the marching program. Learn more about Hartman's stellar career, his work with the Johnson Percussion Section and other programs. READ MORE


Philip May

Woodwind Specialist/Clarinet Instructor

Philip May is a professional clarinetist, private lesson teacher, and occasionally a conductor.  He has taught clarinet lessons and master classes at Johnson since the program's third year, in 2010.  In addition, he supports the directors in a variety of ways, providing feedback, helping with programming, and has even stepped in to conduct the bands when the directors are engaged elsewhere. The Johnson Clarinet Choir, which began rehearsals in Summer 2015, was awarded a Superior Rating at the 2016 Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest for its performance of Rossini's " An Italian In Algiers ." Learn more about May's background and work as a principal clarinet for several orchestras as well as his instruction since 1989. READ MORE

Middle School Vertical Alignment Team

Bernard Rosenberg - Director of Bands, Frank Tejeda Middle School
Shawna Lien - Associate Director of Bands, Frank Tejeda Middle School

Kim Rosenberg - Director of Bands, David Lee "Tex" Hill Middle School
Charles Agueros - Associate Director of Bands, David Lee "Tex" Hill Middle School

Gabe Rosas - Director of Bands, Barbara Bush Middle School
Erin Sharkey - Associate Director of Bands, Barbara Bush Middle School

Johnson High School Design Team

Jarrett Lipman - Program Coordinator
Darryl Pemberton - Visual Designer
Carol Brittin Chambers -Wind Arranger
Curtis Uhlemann - Choreographer & Programming Consultant
Kris Hartman - Battery Arranger
Jordan Stern - Front Ensemble Arranger
Christopher Conrad Isenhour - Movement Designer
Katie Hopkins - Movement Designer
Colton Hines - Electronics Designer & Consultant
Alan Sharps -Electronics Designer
Daniel Dowling - Electronics Consultant
Mark Chambers -Programming Consultant
Jodie Rhodes - Programming Consultant

Instructional Staff

Kris Hartman - Battery Percussion Director & Percussion Instructor 6-12
Aaron Barnes - Visual Caption Manager
Gino Cipriani - Music Consultant & Instructor
Tom Bennett - Band Clinician
Joe Dixon - Band Clinician & Brass Specialist
Jason Buckingham - Music Consultant & Instructor
Philip May - Clarinet & Woodwind Specialist
Christopher Conrad Isenhour - Instructor
Ivan Cordova - Instructor
Katie Hopkins - Instructor
Jacob Sturdevant - Instructor
Ray Ramirez - Instructor
April Perrine - Instructor
Morgan Gutierrez - Marching & Percussion Instructor
Dr. Tim Rhea - Band Clinician
Mr. Mike Brashear - Band Clinician
Professor James Keene - Band Clinician

Parent Information

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