Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music, Music Education Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance EC-12 Music Certification Texas A&M Univeristy - Kingsville
Mr. Juan Jose Padilla
My name is J.J. Padilla, and I am the Assistant Band Director for Eisenhower Middle School. I am looking forward to working with Ms. Lisa Avalos, Head Band Director for Eisenhower Middle School and the rest of the Ike staff and administration!
I am a native of Laredo, TX, and hold a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Trombone Performance from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. I have performed with the TAMUK Wind Symphony, South Texas Trombone Sound, Kingsville Symphony Orchestra, and Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. I have also participated in the TAMUK Jazz Band I, performing amongst musicians such as Doc Severinsen, Gordon Goodwin, Bernie Dresel, and Marshall Gilkes. While I have had many performance experiences, my true passion lies in sharing music with younger musicians, inspiring them to become more well-rounded musicians and students.
I am excited to get started at Eisenhower Middle School and am looking forward to the many experiences and opportunities that await! Prior to this role, I served as an Assistant Band Director and General Music Teacher for Poteet Independent School District in Poteet, Texas. With Poteet ISD I led the Fightin’ Aggie Band, co-taught concert and jazz band both at the high school and junior high school levels, and taught general music to grades three through five. I am looking forward to focusing my efforts at the middle school level, where I hope to inspire my students to have a love for music and develop in the valuable skills that band can offer.
I am a member of the Texas Music Educator Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. In my spare time, I love to read, video edit, and spend time with my cats.
Monday Class Schedule:
Office: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
1st Conference: 8:20 - 9:05 AM
2nd Percussion: 9:09 - 9:54 AM
3rd Symphonic: 9:58 - 10:43 AM
4th Honors: 10:47 - 11:32 AM
Lunch: 11:34 - 12:04 PM
5th Baritone: 12:08 - 12:53 PM
6th Trombone: 12:57 - 1:42 PM
7th Trumpets: 1:46 - 2:31 PM
8th French Horn: 2:35 - 3:20 PM
Office/Sectionals: 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Friday Class Schduel:
Office (T,W,F): 7:45 - 8:15 AM
1st Conference: 8:20 - 9:12 AM
2nd Percussion: 9:16 - 10:04 AM
3rd Symphonic: 10:08 - 10:56 AM
4th Honors: 11:00 - 11:48 AM
Lunch: 11:52 - 12:22 PM
5th Baritone: 12:26 - 1:14 PM
6th Trombone: 1:18 - 2:06 PM
7th Trumpets: 2:10 - 2:58 PM
8th French Horn: 3:02 - 3:50 PM
Office/Sectionals: 3:50 - 5:00 PM