Martin Montoya - Visual Instruction

A native Texan, Martin Montoya currently resides in the Houston area, where he serves as Associate Director of Bands at Brazoswood High School, a 6A school boasting 4 concert bands, 2 jazz bands, 2 winter guards, and the 270-member Buccaneer Marching Band. Under his direction, the Brazoswood Marching Band has made consecutive appearances at the UIL Texas State Championships, as well as multiple appearances as a finalist in Bands of America Regional Championships. In 2016, the Brazoswood Concert Band was named a winner in the Foundation for Music Education's "Citation of Excellence" recorded music contest.  With his assistance, the Brazoswood Symphonic Band was selected as the 2013 Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band, and performed at the TMEA Clinic and Convention in San Antonio.

Prior to joining the Brazoswood faculty, Martin taught in Michigan at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, from 2005-2009, where he served in various capacities, including Interim Director of Bands for the 2008-2009 school year. Under his direction, the Plymouth-Canton Marching Band made its 20th appearance as a Top 12 Finalist at the Bands of America Grand National Championships. While in Michigan, Montoya also served on the music faculty of Spring Arbor University.

Outside of his duties at Brazoswood, Martin maintains an active schedule as a designer and clinician for marching ensembles throughout the country.  He has designed for marching bands, winterguards, and indoor drumlines, as well as maintaining an active involvement in Drum Corps International.  Most recently, Martin served as the caption supervisor and visual designer for the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps, while serving as a visual consultant to the Madison Scouts.  Prior instructional and design positions were held at Carolina Crown, Genesis, and Revolution.  

Martin received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Education from Texas State University, and a Master of Music Degree in Trombone Performance from Michigan State University. In the summers of 2001 and 2002, he had the honor of performing with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps winning the DCI Championship both years.

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