About Teacher

Phone: (210) 356-6235


Degrees and Certifications:

Texas State University-San Marcos Bachelor of Music All Level EC-12 Music Certification

Mr. Reynaldo R. Benitez

is in his Fifteenth Year of teaching and in his Sixth 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 at DeZavala Middle School in Pasadena ISD,  Connell Middle School in San Antonio ISD and began his career at Berta Cabaza Middle School in San Benito CISD.

At Wood, Mr. Benitez oversees all activities in the Wrangler Band program and directs the Honors Band, Concert Band and co-teaches the Symphonic Band. He is also in charge of teaching all beginning woodwind and percussion classes. During Mr. Benitez’s time at Wood, the Honors Band has received Superior and Excellent ratings at UIL and numerous festivals. 

Mr. Benitez earned his Bachelor of Music Education from the School of Music at Texas State University - San Marcos in 2010.  In September 2024, Mr. Benitez will begin his Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from the College of Liberal Arts - Music at University of Texas – El Paso.

His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), and Tau Beta Sigma Fraternity (TBΣ). Mr. Benitez currently serves as the TMEA Region 12 Middle School Band Coordinator, which he has held since May 2021.

In addition to all his musical endeavors, Mr. Benitez enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, friends, and dogs.


Class Schedule

  • 1st period: Beginning Flute 
    2nd period: Beginning Clarinet 
    3rd period: Honors Band
    4th period: Symphonic Band
    7th Grade Lunch
    5th period: Beginning Saxophone

    6th period: Beginning Percussion
    7th period: Conference Period
    8th period: Concert Band