Jessicah Saldaña Bordelon
Director of Bands
Jessicah Saldaña Bordelon is entering her seventh year of teaching, as well as her first year as Director of Bands at Woodland Acres Middle School. Prior to being at Woodland Acres, Mrs. Bordelon was the Band Director at Lobit Middle School in Dickinson, Tx. Recently, the Lobit Middle School Beginner Band received a "Superior" rating at the Gator Music Festival in Dickinson, TX.
Mrs. Bordelon began her teaching career as the Assistant Band Director at Alvin Junior High School in Alvin, Tx. While there, her ensembles received "Superior" and "Excellent" ratings at UIL, and "Superior" ratings at the Gator Music Festival. In 2019, her ensemble was named 2C Non-Varsity "Best in Class" at the Gator Music Festival.
Mrs. Bordelon received her Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Houston and graduated in 2015. During her time in Houston, she studied flute under Melissa Suhr and benefited greatly from Marion West, John Benzer, David Bertman, and the rest of the UH music faculty. She participated in the Spirit of Houston Marching Band and served as the principal flute of the University of Houston Wind Ensemble and was a member of the Symphonic Winds, University Women’s Chorus, and Concert Women’s Chorus.
Her professional affiliations include Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota, Texas Bandmaster’s Association, and Texas Music Educator’s Association.
When outside the band hall, Mrs. Bordelon enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, baking, singing in her car, eating pizza, playing video games, and cuddling with her cat, Chopin.
Her greatest privilege and reward in teaching is to inspire students to make and appreciate music for the rest of their lives.
Office Phone: 832-386-4723
Ms.Sanchez is beginning her third year of teaching as the Assistant Director of Bands at Woodland Acres Middle School. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Music Education and a Minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington. While at UTA, she performed in the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band, and at the Marrowstone music festival as a tubist.
Her responsibilities as Assistant Director of Bands will include teaching the beginner brass classes (Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba), leading the Symphonic Band, and co-teaching alongside Mrs.Bordelon in the Concert Band.
Ms.Sanchez is a native Texan raised from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She enjoys reading books, playing videos games, going to the gym, and cooking. She has a small dog named Joby who’s favorite food is peanut butter.
Ms.Sanchez professional affiliations includes the Texas Music Education Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.
Office Phone: 832-386-4723
Assistant Director of Bands
WAMS Percussion Director
Galena Park HS Percussion Director
BM in Percussion Performance - University of North Texas
Jonathan is a percussionist and pianist hailing from Burleson, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance. He is a four-year alumnus of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps in the front ensemble (2011-2014), as well as a two-year alumnus of Music City Mystique (2014-2015).
Jonathan is also an experienced percussion arranger, having several arrangements performed by the Phantom Regiment and MCM. He has written show music for many high school marching band and winter percussion productions across the country. He also coordinates PA setup and maintenance for a number of front ensembles in the area, as well as for a number of drum corps including Legends DBC and The Cavaliers.
Jonathan currently lives in Houston, Texas, and writes for several schools across the country in addition to his duties as Percussion Director at GPISD.
Jonathan is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon. He is proud to sponsor Innovative Percussion Inc.
Office Number: 832-386-2937