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CCJHS Band Directors

 

Ryan Stewart
Director of Bands, Copperas Cove Junior High School

Email Address:  stewartr@ccisd.com
Phone number: 254-547-6959

 

Ryan Stewart is currently Director of Bands at Copperas Cove Junior High School.  He directs the Wind Ensemble, and assists the Symphonic Band and Concert Band.  He also teaches beginning bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone classes.

This is Mr. Stewart's eighteenth year teaching with the Copperas Cove Independent School District, and his twenty-second year teaching. Before teaching in Copperas Cove, he taught in Gatesville, Texas and West Orange, Texas.  Under his direction, his bands have earned the ratings of Superior, Excellent, and "Best in Class."

Mr. Stewart is a graduate of North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas.  Mr. Stewart holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  While attending Baylor University, he had the privilege of studying under Dr. Richard A. Shanley and Mr. Michael Haithcock.

His professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and International Clarinet Association.

 


 

Kathryn Kelley
Assistant Director, Copperas Cove Junior High School

Email Address: kelleyk@ccisd.com
Phone number: 254-547-6959

 

Kathryn Kelley is currently Assistant Director of Bands at Copperas Cove Junior High School. She directs the Symphonic Band and assists the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. She also teaches beginning flute, oboe, and French horn classes.

This is Ms. Kelley's second year teaching with the Copperas Cove Independent School District, and her third year teaching. Before teaching in Copperas Cove, she taught in Killeen, Texas.  Under her direction, her bands have earned the ratings of Superior.

Ms. Kelley is a graduate of Copperas Cove High School in Copperas Cove, Texas.  Ms. Kelley holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she had the privilege of studying under Helen Ann Shanley and Dr. Francesca Arnone.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she studied under Timothy Hutchins.  Ms. Kelley also holds a certificate for The Flute Studio in Hastingleigh, Kent (UK), where she studied under noted flutist, educator, and author Trevor Wye.

Her professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Flute Society, and National Flute Association..

 

 


 

Kenneth Marina
Assistant Director, Copperas Cove Junior High School

Email Address: marinak@ccisd.com
Phone number: 254-547-6959

 

Kenneth Marina is currently Assistant Director of Bands at Copperas Cove Junior High School.  He directs the Concert Band and assists the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. He also teaches beginning trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba classes.  Mr. Marina is also an instructor for the Copperas Cove High School Pride of Cove Marching Band.

This is Mr. Marina’s second year teaching with the Copperas Cove Independent School District, and his fifth year teaching. Before teaching at Copperas Cove JH, he taught at S.C. Lee JH and in Killeen, TX.  Under his direction, his bands have earned the ratings of Superior and Excellent.

Mr. Marina is a graduate of Copperas Cove High School in Copperas Cove, Texas.  Mr. Marina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.  He is an alumnus of The Crossmen (2010) and The Cavaliers (2011, 2012) Drum and Bugle Corps, whereas he was a bronze medalist in the 2011 Drum Corps International World Championships.

His professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America .

 


 

Frank Jacobo
District Coordinator of Percussion, Copperas Cove I.S.D.

Email Address: jacobof@ccisd.com
Phone number: 254-547-6959

 

Frank Jacobo is currently District Coordinator of Percussion for Copperas Cove I.S.D.  As an Associate Director at Copperas Cove High School he directs the Concert Band as well as assists the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and the Pride of Cove Marching Band.  At Copperas Cove Junior High, he assists with teaching percussion in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band as well as teaching beginning percussion.

This is Mr. Jacobo's third year teaching with the Copperas Cove Independent School District, and his third year teaching.  Under his direction, his bands have earned the rating of Superior.

Mr. Jacobo is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in San Antonio, Texas.  Mr. Jacobo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.  While attending Texas State University, he had the privilege of studying under Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt and Mr. Genaro Gonzalez.  He is very active with Drum Corps International and WGI, Sport of the Arts independent groups.  Mr. Jacobo is currently on the battery staff for the open class finalist, Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps as well at the battery staff for the WGI open class finalist, Rhythmic Force Percussion.

His professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Educators Association.  Mr. Jacobo proudly endorses Salyers Percussion.

 

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Copperas Cove Junior High School
702 Sunny Avenue
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
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