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