Head Band Director
Miss Lopez is currently in her 16th year of teaching and her 4th year as Director of Bands for Westview Middle School, where she is the director of the Wind Ensemble and teaches woodwind instruments. Previously, she taught in Laredo, TX for eleven years. From 2003 to 2006 she taught elementary music and from 2007 to 2014 she taught middle school band. During her time as an elementary music teacher, Miss Lopez completed her Level I & II Orff-Schulwerk courses with Central Texas Orff at Trinity University in San Antonio. After becoming a band director, Miss Lopez led her CCC Non-Varsity Bands to receive eight consecutive U.I.L. Sweepstakes Awards. Under her baton, the WMS Wind Ensemble also earned 3 consecutive sweepstakes.
Prior to becoming an educator, Miss Lopez earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Texas State University in San Marcos. During this time, she was active in the Bobcat Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Tau Beta Sigma Sorority for Bands and Golden Key International Honor Society. In 2010, Miss Lopez also earned a Masters in Music Education from Texas A & M University in Kingsville, TX. She studied clarinet with Dr. David Pino and Dr. Nancy King-Sanders, respectively.
Miss Lopez is affiliated with TMEA, TSTA and TBA.
Assistant Band Director
Mr. Martinez is currently beginning his 10th year of teaching and his 1st year as Assistant Band Director for Westview Middle School, where he is the director of the Symphonic Band and teaches brass instruments.
Previously, he taught middle school band in Corpus Christi, TX for 5 years and high school band in Mission, TX for 3 years.
Prior to becoming an educator, Mr. Martinez earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Texas A&M University- Kingsville in Kingsville, TX. During this time, Mr. Martinez was active in the Javelina Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Kingsville Symphony Orchestra, TAMUK Horn Society and Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity for Bands.
Mr. Martinez is affiliated with TMEA and was a performing member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from Canton, Ohio in 2006 and 2007.
Luz Elena Sarmiento
Matt De Vries
Dessau Middle School Band Staff:
Director of Bands
Assistant Director of Bands
Director of Fine Arts:
Fine Arts Specialist:
Sarah Martinez Roysden
Fine Arts Staff: