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Andres E. Aya is currently the Director of Percussion at Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas and feeder schools Garcia and Sartartia Middle School. Under his direction the Stephen F. Austin High School and feeders have become one of the most well-rounded percussion programs in the Houston Area with consistent success in Region band auditions, Marching Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra, and Concert Band. In 2020 the Stephen F. Austin High School Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic and Convention.

Mr. Aya graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Human Learning from the University of Texas at Austin. During his percussion studies at the University of Texas, Aya studied under George Frock, David Glover, Lisa Nicol, Tony Edwards and Thomas Burritt. He was a member of the UT Longhorn Band (1999-2001), Wind Ensemble (2000-04), and Percussion Ensemble (1999-2004).

Mr. Aya was a Snare-line member in the World Champion Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from 2001-03 earning 2 World Championships. In 2002, he received the bronze medal in the DCI Individual & Ensemble competition with his snare solo, “Palindrome.” Aya was a member of the 1999 Texas All-State Band and also a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps Snare-line in 1998.

Aya served as the assistant percussion caption head and snare technician for the Colts Drum and Bugle in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. At the 2017 TMEA convention, Mr. Aya co-presented the first ever TMEA special needs inclusion strategies clinic. Andres E. Aya also served as the Director of Percussion Studies for Alvin High School and Alvin I.S.D. East feeders in Alvin, Texas from 2004-2016.

Andres is sponsored by Innovative Percussion, Evans Drumheads, and Sabian Cymbals. Andres currently resides in Missouri City, Tx with his wife Laura.