Office Number: (832) 368 - 1767
Conference: 12:45 - 1:15 daily OR by appointment
Please note: I will not be able to answer my phone or reply to emails while class is in session.
Tutorial Times: 4:00 - 4:45 most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Please note: If these days change due to campus and/or band events, it will be notated on the white board.
Meet Mr. Rios
Brandon is a trombone/brass player from Hidalgo, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. During his time at UNT Mr. Rios performed in the Green Brigade Marching Band, the Concert Band, the UNT 5 O'Clock Lab Band, a variety of chamber ensembles, and a couple of Salvation Army Brass Bands.
Mr. Rios spent the summers of 2017 and 2018 traveling the U.S. with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps; during the 2018 season he was the featured trombone soloist for "The Fall and Rise" production. After this Mr. Rios worked with the Prosper marching band in Prosper, TX as well as the Northwest Texan marching band in Fort Worth, TX.
Mr. Rios teaches the Symphonic Band and Beginner Brass. He spends a lot of his vacations visiting his family in Reynosa Tamaulipas Mexico, where he also volunteered and taught the Orchestra Symphonica Comunitaria de Reynosa brass section. Mr. Rios enjoys listening to all sorts of music, learning about new tech, building computers, and playing video games. Fun fact: Mr. Rios currently has 7 chihuahuas back home who are being taken care of by his family!
Class Schedule & Weekly Calendar
Advisory (8:25 - 8:50)
1A/5A (8:54 - 9:39) - Trumpet
1B/5B (9:43 - 10:28) - Trombone
2A/6A (10:32 - 11:17) - Symphonic Band
2B/6B (11:21 - 12:06) - Wind Ensemble
3A/7A (12:44 - 1:29) - Conference
3B/7B (1:33 - 2:18) - Concert Band
4A/8A (2:22 - 3:07) - Horn
4B/8B (3:11 - 3:56) - Tuba/Euphonium
All dates can be found in the "Info" tab of your band binder AND in the Documents tab of this website.
Homework & Class Expectations
Homework: Students receive a grade every day for taking home their instrument for practice. Remember - good team members are prepared!
All grading policies, expectations, required supplies, etc. can be in the band handbook found in the Documents tab of this website.