Adjunct Faculty; Percussion
Phone: (972) 825-4601
- B.A., All-Level Music Education, SAGU
Jesus Perez completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in All-level Music Education from Southwestern Assemblies of God University with honors in 2004. Immediately following graduation Mr. Perez became the assistant band director at Axtell High School and served there for two years. During his time in Axtell, the band earned various awards including superior ratings in concert and marching UIL and in an area marching contest appearance. His drum line groups were also active in the Texas Color Guard Circuit where they consistently represented the school well despite competing against schools with much larger enrollment. Mr. Perez is currently in his third year as the head band director at Italy High School in Italy, Texas. Under his leadership the Italy band has grown significantly and has earned the school's first sweepstakes award in UIL concert & sight reading competition. In May of 2008, he received the district’s Exemplary Achievement in UIL Competition Award for the band’s historic accomplishment. Since earning the All-level music certification, Mr. Perez has also added an ESL certification. He credits the band’s growth and retention in part to his ability to reach out and communicate to the Hispanic parents and students. He currently serves as the worship leader at Family Christian Center in Hillsboro, Texas.