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Andrea Gonzalez
Director of Bands

Teaches: Wind Ensemble
Other Responsibilities: Program Administration, Oversees all aspects of the Trojan Band

Andrea Gonzalez is currently in her third year as Director of Bands and seventh year at Anderson. She teaches the Wind Ensemble, is responsible for administrative duties, and oversees all aspects of the Trojan Band. A native of Kansas, Mrs. Gonzalez attended the University of Texas at Austin as a music studies major with an emphasis in performance. She is a bassoonist, and while at UT she performed in the Longhorn Band, UT Wind Ensemble, UT Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber winds.

As a bassoonist, she has performed in summer chamber music festivals throughout the Midwest, Michigan, New Hampshire and the Czech Republic as well as on a tour of Napa Valley and Europe with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. Upon graduation, she taught for three years in Round Rock ISD at CD Fulkes Middle School.

Mrs. Gonzalez continues to perform as first bassoonist of the Hill Country Winds Chamber Octet. In her spare time, she is an avid equestrian and spends every spare moment at the barn working with her horse, Savannah.

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Frank Nedley
Associate Band Director

Teaches: Concert Band Gold
Other Responsibilities: All percussion activities at Murchison MS and Anderson HS, Solo Competition, Lockers

Mr. Nedley grew up in Grapevine and attended the University of North Texas, where he received his degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Percussion. During his time at UNT, he also had the privilege to teach and arrange music for the Green Brigade Drumline for 3 years. Mr. Nedley has a strong background in marching percussion and marched with the Carolina Crown (2002) and Phantom Regiment (2003-2006) Drum and Bugle Corps. After touring with Drum Corps across the country, Mr. Nedley played with the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Drumline for 2 years and the Dallas Mavericks Drumline for 5 years.

Mr. Nedley is in his sixth year of teaching at Anderson High School and is currently teaching Concert Band Gold. Mr. Nedley oversees all Percussion related activities at Anderson and its feeder, Murchison Middle School. He runs the Anderson Steel Band, all percussion ensembles, and assists with the Marching Band and other concert ensembles.

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Will Jurgens
Associate Band Director

Teaches: Symphonic Band, Trojan Marching Band
Other Responsibilities: Inventory, Solo and Ensemble, Anderson City Limits

Will Jurgens was born and raised in Austin, Texas and is a proud product of Anderson High School. A bass trombone player, Mr. Jurgens attended Texas Lutheran University and graduated with dual degrees in Music Education and Instrumental Performance. While at TLU, he performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band (principal Tuba), Jazz Band, Brass Quintet, and the International Trombone Festival. Mr. Jurgens has also been active in Drum Corps International, marching with the Crossmen in 2011 and 2012 as a baritone soloist. Upon aging out, he was named the Brass Crossmen of the Year and returned to teach on the Crossmen Brass Staff for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He also held a position on the Genesis Brass Staff for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Mr. Jurgens is currently in his fifth year of teaching and third year at Anderson. He conducts the Symphonic Band, is the primary instructor of the Trojan Marching Band, and assists with all other ensembles. His previous teaching experience includes Stony Point HS and Port Isabel HS, and student teaching placement at Ronald Reagan HS (San Antonio). Multiple bands under Mr. Jurgens’ direction have received Sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sightreading.

Mr. Jurgens lives with his wife Bess (a fourth-grade teacher at Hill Elementary), their 6 cats and dogs, and most recently, two adorable young children currently in foster care. He spends his spare time with family, exercising, and (unsuccessfully) trying to catch up on sleep. He is very grateful for the opportunity to work at the place that inspired his love for music.

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Jeff Cleveland
Associate Band Director

Teaches: Concert Band Blue, Jazz Band
Other Responsibilities: Private Lessons

Jeff Cleveland enters his fourth year of teaching after recently completing a Master of Music and Human Learning degree at The University of Texas. While at UT, Mr. Cleveland served as a teaching assistant for the Longhorn Band and Longhorn Pep Band. He is a native Texan with teaching and performing experience across the country. Originally from Arlington, Texas, he attended Illinois State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a minor in Italian Studies.

Mr. Cleveland is an alumnus of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. He played trumpet for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before aging out as drum major in 2009. He also marched with the corps in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Prior to moving to Austin, Mr. Cleveland was the Assistant Band Director for three years for Ingleside ISD in Ingleside, Texas. There he oversaw the junior high band program and assisted with the high school band. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mr. Cleveland is excited to start teaching at Anderson High School. When he is not in the band hall, though, he enjoys bike-riding and keeping tabs on his favorite soccer team.

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William Henry
Dance Guard Instructor, Choreographer
Anderson Winter Guard Director

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William Henry is from Frisco, Tx and has taught the Dance Guard at Anderson since 2016. William also serves as an instructor and choreographer for Round Rock H.S. since 2013. Previously, he has directed at Brookwood H.S. (Alabama) and choreographed for the Leander H.S. Marching Band, as well as teaching and consulting with groups around the area.

William received his Bachelors degrees in both Dance and Psychology from The University of Alabama. While in college, he was a member of Alabama Repertory Dance Theater (ARDT) and studied modern, ballet, and jazz dance. William has performed as a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Paramount World Winterguard, and Cypress Independent Winterguard.

Daniel Wainright
Percussion Arranger, Private Instructor

Responsibilities: Percussion Private Lessons, Front Ensemble Arrangement and Instruction

Daniel Wainright started playing percussion in 1997. Throughout middle and high school, he shadowed Nashville musicians in his church orchestra and fell in love with all types of percussion instruments. He decided to further his education and earned a degree in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University. Throughout his college years, he performed in many varieties of ensembles at Tennessee Tech. Daniel also performed with many singer/songwriters, country artists and worship leaders outside of school. After graduation, Daniel moved to Austin, Texas to further his career and has lived there since. At Anderson, Daniel teaches private lessons with the majority of the percussion studio and arranges the front ensemble portion of the marching show with Mr. Nedley.

Daniel proudly endorses Pearl/Adams, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, and Sibelius Products.