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Julio Sanchez

Friendswood High School
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Mr. Sanchez is a 1990 Graduate of Texas Tech University. He was also a member of the DCI World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard in the Summer of 1986. Mr. Sanchez has 26 years teaching experience in Texas public schools.

He is currently an assistant director at Friendswood High School where his concert band has earned consecutive UIL Excellent ratings in concert & sight-reading contest. He also directs the jazz ensemble and is the percussion director and district percussion coordinator. Many of his students  have placed in the TMEA region, Area and All-State percussion auditions.  His percussion sections have captured numerous high drum awards at various marching contests and festivals in the Houston area. Mr. Sanchez also conducts the school pit orchestra for the high school musical. Under his direction the orchestra recently captured the coveted and prestigious 2014 Tommy Tune "Best Orchestra" caption award.

Mr. Sanchez is also active as a performer with the choir at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Tx. under the  direction of Dr. Charles Hausmann. Some of the choirs' works and recordings have included works by Giussepe Verdi, Karl Jenkins and John Rutter plus the U.S. premiere of Howard Goodall’s Every Purpose Under Heaven, The King James Oratorio.

His professional memberships  include TMEA, PAS and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Sanchez lives in Pearland with his beautiful wife Sheryl and their son Alec.