Band Directors

Mr. Phillip Alvarado, Head Band Director
Mr. Alvarado directs the Wind Symphony (Varsity), Jazz Band I and Marching Band. Mr. Alvarado earned a Bachelor's degree, cum laude, in Music Education from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He has taught at Rowlett High School since 1997.
Mr. Ben Sumrak, Associate Director of Bands
Mr. Sumrak directs the Honors Band (Non-Varsity A) and Marching Band. He is a graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce and spent the last several years as the Associate Director at North Mesquite HS where his bands were consistent UIL "Sweepstakes" winners. He has taught at Rowlett High School since 2006.

Auxiliary Band Staff

 Alexis Mendoza, Color Guard Instructor
Attended Texas A&M University before transferring to the University of Texas at Arlington to earn a bachelor's in Sociology, cum laude in '07. Marched WGI with Ars Nova, taught the guard at South Garland for 6 years, and assisted Joey for 3 years prior to accepting the position at RHS.
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