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John Hinojosa

Dickinson High School
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John Hinojosa is in his twenty-third year of teaching. He started his career at Eisenhower High School, in the Aldine ISD. He has now completed his twentieth year of teaching in the Dickinson ISD and his thirteenth year as head band director at McAdams Jr. High School. He attended Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor of Music degree. While at UT, John was a member of the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Thomas Lee. As a member of the Longhorn Band, he was the drumline section leader. John is a FMM of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois. John studied percussion George Frock at UT and DCI Hall of Fame’s “professor of percussion” James Campbell with the Cavaliers.

Currently, John is responsible for the overall junior high band program and conducts the Honors Band at McAdams Jr. High School. He is also responsible for teaching beginning percussion in the district, as well as assisting with the drumline at Dickinson High School. The Dickinson High School drumline has won many “outstanding drumline” awards throughout his tenure. His performing wind and percussion ensembles have consistently received superior ratings at the U.I.L. and festival performances.  Many of John’s students from his private lesson studio as well as band students have been named to the All Region, Area and All State Bands and Orchestras.  A number of his students who were named Outstanding Soloists at  the TSSEC as well as one student who was named Outstanding Keyboard Soloist at the DCI I&E while a member of the DCI World Champion Blue Devils. Several of John’s most outstanding students are now teaching band,  freelance percussion performers, and university percussion instructors.

John resides in League City, Texas, with his wife Denise along with their four-legged kids…Duke, Dazy, Caryn , Sydney. 



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