Phone: (210) 356-6235
Degrees and Certifications:
Texas State University-San Marcos Bachelor of Music All Level EC-12 Music Certification
Mr. Reynaldo Benitez
Reynaldo Benitez is in his Twelveth Year of teaching and in his Third Year as the Director of Bands of Wood Middle School. Prior to joining Wood Middle School, he was the Assistant Band Director at Nimitz Middle School in the LEE HS Cluster. Mr. Benitez has also taught as the Head Band Director at DeZavala Middle School in Pasadena ISD, the Assistant Band Director at Connell Middle School in San Antonio ISD, and began his career as the Assistant Band Director at Berta Cabaza Middle School in San Benito CISD.
At Wood, Mr. Benitez directs the Honors Band and co-teaches Symphonic Band. He is also in charge of teaching all beginning woodwind and percussion classes.
Mr. Benitez earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Texas State University - San Marcos in 2010. During his time at Texas State, Mr. Benitez studied Clarinet under Dr. David Pino and Paula Corley and was a Bass Clarinetist in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Symphony Orchestra, as well as a member of the Bobcat Marching Band.
His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Band Masters Association, and Tau Beta Sigma Fraternity.
In his spare time, Mr. Benitez enjoys traveling, practicing his musical instruments, and spending time with his family, friends, and dogs.
1st period: Beginning Clarinet
2nd period: Symphonic Band
3rd period: Honors Band
4th period: Conference
5th period: Beginning Trombone
6th period: Beginning Flute / Jazz Band
7th period: Beginning Percussion
8th period: Beginning Saxophone