2003, 2005, 2009 UIL State Silver Medalist; 6-Time UIL State Finalist; 2005, 2009 TMEA 4A State Honor Band; 2006 Midwest Clinic; 2007 Sudler Flag

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Julio Sanchez   jsanchez@fisdk12.net

Mr. Sanchez is a 1990 Graduate of Texas Tech University. Mr. Sanchez has 28 years teaching experience in Texas public schools. In April 2016 he received one of FISD’s Making a Difference Awards. He was also a member of the DCI World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard in the Summer of 1986.

He is currently in his 25th year at Friendswood HS as an assistant director of the Friendswood High School Band program. His concert bands have earned consecutive UIL Excellent ratings in concert & sight-reading contests. He also directs the jazz ensemble and is the percussion director and district percussion coordinator. Many of his students have placed in the TMEA Region, Area and All-State percussion auditions.  His percussion sections have captured numerous high drum awards at various marching contests and festivals in the Houston area. Mr. Sanchez also conducts the school pit orchestra for the high school musical. Under his direction the orchestra captured the coveted and prestigious 2014 & 2018 Tommy Tune "Best Orchestra" caption award.

Mr. Sanchez is also active as a performer with the choir at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Tx. under the  direction of Dr. Charles Hausmann. Some of the choirs' works and recordings have included works by Giussepe Verdi, Karl Jenkins and John Rutter plus the U.S. premiere of Howard Goodall’s Every Purpose Under Heaven, The King James Oratorio.

His professional memberships  include TMEA, TBA, PAS and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is also a proud educational endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets. Mr. Sanchez lives in Pearland with his beautiful wife Sheryl and their son Alec.

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