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David C. Eckert
Assistant Band Director
Musician, conductor, educator, husband, amateur photographer, science buff, armchair mountaineer, and lover of life and all that lives.
First Period: 8:50-9:40 - Wind Ensemble
Second Period: 9:45-10:35 - Honor Band
Third Period: 10:40-11:45 - Concert Band
Fourth Period: 11:50-1:00 - Lunch/Transition time (to NGC)
Fifth Period: 1:05-1:50 - Symphonic Band (NGC)
Sixth Period: 2:10-3:05 - Jazz Ensemble
Seventh Period: 3:10-4:00 - Conference Period
David Eckert graduated from John Marshall High School in San Antonio, TX in 1987. After studying music theory and composition at The University of Texas at Arlington, David focused his attention on performance and began playing professionally throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world. David was a full time musician working for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Costa Cruises, and the Jack Morgan Orchestra, as well as the international touring company of the Broadway musical Grease. In 2000 David received his Bachelor of Music Studies Degree and in 2012 received his Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting, both from The University of Texas at San Antonio. David was employed by Northside Independent School District in 2000 as an assistant band director at Jack C. Jordan Middle School, where he worked for three years. In 2003 became assistant director at Oliver Wendell Holmes High School, and in 2005 was promoted to the position of Head Band Director. In June of 2008 David accepted the position of associate band director at New Braunfels High School and is about to begin his ninth year in that position. David’s responsibilities at New Braunfels High School include assisting with the marching program, the colorguard program, and the percussion program, conducting two separate ensembles and assisting with two others, teaching the AP® Music Theory course, teaching the jazz ensemble, and acting as campus coordinator for the school’s chapter of Texas Future Music Educators, as well as performing the various clerical, campus, and district duties associated with being a teacher. David is a past member and Sergeant at arms of Kappa Kappa Psi honorary band fraternity, and was a founding member and Sergeant at arms of Mu Beta Sigma, the Alpha chapter of the honorary music fraternity at U.T.S.A. David’s teaching accolades include: 2000-2001 Jack C. Jordan Middle School First Year Teacher of the Year, September 2004 Oliver Wendell Holmes Teacher of the Month, and has been selected to Who’s Who in American Teachers three times. David’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educator’s Association, Texas Bandmaster’s Association, Winterguard International, Texas Educational Colorguard Association, American Federation of Teachers, United States Scholastic Band Association, and The Conductors Guild.
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