Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Music Education

Mr. Jose Benitez

My name is Jose Benitez and this is my 7th year teaching. This year I will be joining the Kruger Team and teaching Band. Recent accolades include, 2022 Teacher of the Year, 2021 TMEA Grant recipient, and 2016 Bandsmen of the year for UIW Band.
I graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word and received my bachelor's in Music Education EC-12. I believe that music is essential to a person's growth: mentally, physically, and emotionally. I also believe that we can learn responsibility, teamwork, self-discipline, and self-expression through Music Education. As a product of NEISD, I look forward to working in the district I grew up in.

During my off time, you can see me playing around town as a member of the Heart of Texas Band, or walking with my dogs. 

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Class Schedule

    • Morning bell 7:45-8:20  Band hall open to put instruments away and practice     

      1st period -- 8:25-9:16 -Beginner Saxophone/Beginner French Horn

      2nd period--9:20-10:06--Advanced Percussion /Varsity 3

      3rd period--10:10-10:56--Varsity 1 Band

      4th period--11:00-11:46--Varsity 2 Band


      5th period--12:24-1:10-- Conference

      6th period--1:14-2:00--Low Brass Beginners (Trombones,Baritones, Tubas)

      7th period--2:04-2:50--Beginner Percussion/Beginner Flute

      8th period--2:54-3:40--Beginner Clarinet/Beginner Trumpet