Robert is currently in his first year as Assistant Band Director at Clear Brook high school. His responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Band, assisting with the Concert Band, directing the Jazz Ensemble and running the visual program of the marching band. Robert comes to the Houston area after teaching four years at Douglas MacArthur high school in San Antonio, TX. Along with his school duties, Robert spends his summers teaching on visual team of the five-time DCI world Champion Santa Clara Vanguard, helping develop a progressive, high-level movement program since 2010.
Robert was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and graduated from W.H. Taft high school, playing bass trombone in the Taft Raider Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band. He started his undergrad at UT Arlington and finished his B.A. in Music Education at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. While at Moores School he played bass trombone in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, Opera Orchestra and the Spirit of Houston Marching Band.
His DCI marching performance experiences include playing baritone for Revolution Drum and Bugle corps from San Antonio, TX (2001, 2002) and seven-time DCI World Champion The Cavaliers from Rosemont, IL (2002-2006), acting as Horn Sgt. in 2006.
Robert’s summer teaching experiences include a season on visual staff with The Cavaliers (2009), and currently ten years on the visual staff with the 2018 DCI World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps (2010-present).