Directors

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


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Robert LozanoRobert Lozano

Assistant Band Director, Symphony Band
Percussion Director


Robert Lozano is 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


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Patrick CheneyPatrick Cheney
Assistant Band Director

Patrick Cheney is entering his first year as an Assistant Band Director at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School.
For the past three years, Mr. Cheney has been an Assistant Band Director at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. At Canyon, he worked with the sub-non-varsity and directed the color guard program. READ MORE


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Julia DonnelJulia Donnel

Assistant Band Director, Non-Varsity Bands


Julia Donnel is entering her second year as an Assistant Band Director at Johnson High School. She will work with the non-varsity bands at Johnson and assist with the marching band. Ms. Donnel attended Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio and received her bachelor’s degree in music studies from Texas State University.  READ MORE


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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


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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


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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 - Musical Program Coordinator 
Keith Potter - Visual Program Coordinator
Darryl Pemberton - Visual Designer 
Carol Brittin Chambers  - Wind Arranger 
Christopher Conrad Isenhour    -  Movement & Choreography Instructor
Curtis Uhlemann - Choreographer & Programming Consultant 
Kris Hartman - Battery Arranger 
Jordan Stern - Front Ensemble Arranger
Rob Lozano - Front Ensemble & Electronics Arranger
Katie Hopkins - Movement Designer 
Alan Sharps -Electronics Designer
Geoff Schoefel - Electronics Designer
 
Jodie Rhodes - Programming Consultant
Mark Chambers -Programming Consultant
 
Al Chez - Programming Consultant

Instructional Staff 

Kris Hartman - Battery Percussion Director & Percussion Instructor 6-12 
Aaron Barnes - Visual Caption Manager 
Ivan Cordova - Lead Visual Instructor
Courtney Kirkwood - Lead Percussion Instructor
Gabe Prado - Lead Color guard Instructor 
Bernard Rosenberg - Visual Instructor
Curtis Uhlemann -  Movement & Choreography Instructor
Christopher Conrad Isenhour  - Movement & Choreography Instructor  
Gino Cipriani - Music Consultant & Instructor  
Mark Koehl - Music Consultant & Brass Specialist
Jason Buckingham  - Music Consultant & Brass Specialist
Emily Gurwitz - Music Consultant & Woodwind Specialist 
April Perrine  - Color guard Instructor  
Katie Hopkins - Choreography Consultant
Melahn Nguyen Color guard Instructor
Yairas Nieves-Marquez - Color guard Instructor 
Vicky Watson - Percussion Instructor
Russel Watson - Percussion Instructor
Evan Jose - Percussion Instructor

Specialists and Clinicians

Mr. Tom Bennett  - Band Clinician 
Mr. Joe Dixon - Band Clinician & Masterclass Instructor
Mr. Philip May - Music Consultant & Masterclass Instructor
Mr. Gino Cipriani - Band Clinician
Dr. Tim Rhea  - Band Clinician 
Mr. Mike Brashear - Band Clinician 
Professor James Keene - Band Clinician
Professor John Benzer  - Band Clinician 
Professor Beth Bronk - Band Clinician
Mr. Billy Harrell - Band Clinician & Region 12 Executive Secretary
Mrs. Bev Harrell - Region 12 Administrative Assistant
Ms. Bev Frittelli - Masterclass Instructor
Ms. Emily Gurwitz - Masterclass Instructor
Mr. Keith Witt - Masterclass Instructor
Mr. Marc Lumley  - Masterclass Instructor
Mr. Mark Rogers - Masterclass Instructor
Mr. Michael Woods - Masterclass Instructor

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