Gonzales ISD Names Ramon Parker, Head Band Director

Ramon Parker

During the regularly scheduled December board meeting, the Gonzales ISD School Board of Trustees named Mr. Ramon Parker as the new head band director at Gonzales High School.

Mr. Parker brings 14 years of experience as a music educator to his new role. He has a proven history of motivating and inspiring students to achieve more than they imagined through music and relationship-building. 

"The Gonzales ISD Mighty Apache band program has a long history of rich tradition and success. When the beat hits, synergy happens - and our community lives it through rhythm, melody, and harmony," Dr. Avellaneda said. It was extremely important that we continue to live up to that expectation, which is why we conducted a thorough search to find the best candidate for Gonzales ISD. During the interview process, Mr. Parker proved to be an excellent musician and has built a reputation for developing, managing, and growing successful programs while keeping the focus on student success."

Prior to joining Gonzales ISD, Mr. Parker served as the head band director in Springdale Public Schools, director of bands in Mabank ISD, director of bands in La Grange ISD, and has also worked at Winona High School, Elgin High School, Gonzales High School, Rogers High School, Tatum High School, Brazosport High School, and Northwestern State University.   

"I am excited about this opportunity and cannot wait to get started. Gonzales is a truly special place, and I am very privileged to rejoin the Apache Family," Ramon Parker said.

As a leader in his field, Mr. Parker won Best in Class 4A Band, Percussion, and Brass-Bastrop Marching Festival while with the Gonzales ISD Mighty Apache Band in 2014.

He received his bachelor's degree in music from Texas State University, and his master's from Northwestern State University. 

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La Junta Escolar de Gonzales ISD nombró al Sr. Ramón Parker como el nuevo director de la banda principal en la Escuela Secundaria Gonzales durante la reunión de la junta programada regularmente para diciembre.

El Sr. Parker aporta 14 años de experiencia como educador musical a su nuevo rol. Tiene un historial comprobado de motivar e inspirar a los estudiantes a lograr más de lo que imaginaban a través de la música y la creación de relaciones.

“El programa de banda Mighty Apache de Gonzales ISD tiene una larga historia de rica tradición y éxito. Cuando llega el ritmo, ocurre la sinergia, y nuestra comunidad la vive a través del ritmo, la melodía y la armonía”, dijo el Dr. Avellaneda. Era extremadamente importante que siguiéramos a la altura de esa expectativa, por lo que realizamos una búsqueda exhaustiva para encontrar al mejor candidato para Gonzales ISD. Durante el proceso de la entrevista, el Sr. Parker demostró ser un excelente músico y se ganó la reputación de desarrollar, administrar y hacer crecer programas exitosos mientras se enfoca en el éxito de los estudiantes”.

Antes de unirse a Gonzales ISD, el Sr. Parker se desempeñó como director de banda principal en las Escuelas Públicas de Springdale, director de bandas en Mabank ISD, director de bandas en La Grange ISD, y también trabajó en Winona High School, Elgin High School, Gonzales High School, Rogers High School, Tatum High School, Brazosport High School y Northwestern State University.

"Estoy entusiasmado con esta oportunidad y no puedo esperar para comenzar. Gonzales es un lugar realmente especial y tengo el privilegio de volver a unirme a la familia Apache", dijo Ramón Parker.

Como líder en su campo, el Sr. Parker ganó el premio Best in Class 4A Band, Percussion y Brass-Bastrop Marching Festival mientras estaba con Gonzales ISD Mighty Apache Band en 2014.

Recibió su licenciatura en música de la Universidad Estatal de Texas y su maestría de la Universidad Estatal de Northwestern.