Jessica Lee Gonzales
Director of Bands, Wind Ensemble
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Jessica Lee Gonzales is currently in her 15th year of teaching in Leander ISD. She had the privilege of opening Four Points Middle School in 2010 after teaching for 6 years at Cedar Park Middle School. Under her direction, bands at Four Points have consistently received superior ratings at the UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest and at various state festivals. In addition to conducting the Wind Ensemble, Mrs. Gonzales teaches beginning flute, oboe, bassoon, euphonium and tuba.
Mrs. Gonzales graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with honors, where she was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Longhorn Band, and a member of the flute studio of Karl F. Kraber. Her professional affiliations include Sigma Alpha Iota, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Educator’s Association. She also enjoys serving as an adjudicator and clinician in the Austin area, as well as around the state of Texas.
When outside the band hall at Four Points, Mrs. Gonzales loves spending time with her husband, Damian, and sons Jason and Trey as well as her “fur babies” Rocco and Chula. Her greatest privilege and reward in teaching is to inspire students to make and appreciate music for the rest of their lives.
Assistant Director of Bands, Symphonic Band
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Cori Reebenacker is starting her first year at Four Points Middle School in Leander ISD and entering her third year as an educator. Ms. Reebenacker is a cum laude graduate and a Fisher Tull Scholar from Sam Houston State University.
During her time at Sam Houston, Ms. Reebenacker received her Bachelor of Music and studied under Dr. Patricia Card, Dr. Brian Gibbs, and Dr. Matthew McInturf. She participated in the Bearkat Marching Band as a drum major and served as the principal clarinetist in both the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. She also performed with the Treble Makers Clarinet quartet, which was a performing ensemble for TMEA convention in 2013. Additionally, she participated in the Wind Ensemble’s performance for the College Band Directors National Association in 2012 and Texas Music Educators Association in 2013 where Dr. Ralph Lee Mills, Professor of Music and Director of Bands Emeritus at Sam Houston State University, was a guest conductor. Ms. Reebenacker also served as Drum Major for The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps in 2014 in their first year as an open class competitor.
Ms. Reebenacker currently serves as Assistant Band Director at Four Points Middle School, where she directs Symphonic Band and teaches beginning saxophone, beginning clarinet, and a section of beginning low brass. Prior to coming to Four Points, Ms. Reebenacker was the assistant band director at Labay Middle School in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Ms. Reebenacker was also a participant for Sugar Land Winds as a founding member and for their performance for Texas Bandmasters Association in 2018 on Bb and Eb clarinet.
In addition to Four Points Middle School, Ms. Reebenacker is also a member of Cedar Park Winds. During her summers, she works with SASi – The Leadership People to work with developing young student leaders. Ms. Reebenacker’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.
Ms. Reebenacker currently lives in Austin with her two pups, Amara and Howard. She is so excited to work with great students and teachers every day!
Assistant Director of Bands, Concert Band
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Adrian Teti is an educator and performer in the Austin area. Prior to his arrival at FPMS, Adrian earned his Master’s degree in instrumental music education from Texas State University, where he served as a teacher for undergraduate brass techniques classes, as well as the teacher’s assistant for Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt and Dr. Amy Simmons. While at Texas State, Adrian also sat as Principal and Co-Principal trombone in the Texas State trombone choir under the direction of Dr. Martin McCain, and was a finalist for the 2015 Texas State Concerto Competition. Prior to his arrival in Texas in 2008, Adrian received a bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from the University of Maryland, where he was a 3-year member of the Wind Ensemble/Philharmonic Orchestra rotation, and a student of John Huling and Craig Mulcahy.
Adrian currently teaches beginning trumpet, trombone, and french horn, as well as the Concert Band at FPMS. He also is a faculty member at the annual Austin Summer Brass Academy summer camp, and is beginning his 3rd year as a performer with the nationally recognized Cedar Park Winds.
Prior to band directing, Adrian served as a full-time low-brass private lesson teacher in Round Rock, where he routinely taught 50-60 students per week. Many of these students achieved high levels of success, including All-State, All-Area, and All-Region placements in TMEA Region 26 competitions, and consistent superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble festivals. Several are now majoring in music at institutions of higher learning.
Adrian currently lives in Austin, and continues to be motivated and inspired by the wonderful students and staff he has the privilege of working with each day.
Director of Percussion: Director of All Percussion Activities-Grades 6-12, Travel Coordinator, Program Graphic Design Coordinator
Joe Hobbs is the Director of Percussion at Vandegrift High school in Austin, TX. 2018 will be Joe’s third year with Vandegrift. Joe was previously the director of percussion at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, TX. Under his direction the Newman Smith drum line was recognized as one of DFW’s strongest drum lines having won both the Plano Drum Line Contest as well as the Lone Star Drum Line Contest. Joe previously held the same position at Harpeth High School in Nashville, Tennessee where under his direction Harpeth was a Scholastic Open finalist at WGI Championships in 2009 and 2010, placing 4th in 2010. Harpeth also won the Indianapolis (2009) and Nashville Regionals (2009, 2010) as well as the SCGC championships (2009).
Joe currently serves as the percussion caption head for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, IL. Before joining The Cavaliers, Joe served on the percussion staff for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, IL and The Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from Atlanta, GA, where he was the battery caption head. He held this title from 2008-2010. Joe was also involved with Music City Mystique as a battery instructor from 2009-2011. He was a member of Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps from 2001-2003. During his time at Southwind he was named the 2003 DCI I&E Snare drum champion. From 2004-2006 Joe was a member of the Cavaliers snare line. During his time with the Cavaliers, Joe won 2 DCI world championships, 2006 DCI I&E mixed ensemble championship, “Cavalier of the year” and the “Zildjian award” in 2006. Joe received his Music Education degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Other teaching experience includes: George Rogers Clark High School, Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, Murray State University, Austin Peay State University, Mt. Juliet High School, Marshall County High School, and Murray High School.
Joe is endorsed by Pearl Drums, Innovative Percussion, and Evans Drumheads. Joe and his wife Kara and their Great Dane “Truman” are looking forward to living in Austin Texas.