Brian Muñoz - Director of Bands
Brian Muñoz was born in Illinois, but has lived a majority of his life in Raleigh, NC. He began his musical career as a clarinet player in the Carroll Middle School Band under the direction of Kathy Caves. He then attended Southeast Raleigh High School and was a member of the Bulldog Band under the direction of Clifton Scott.
In high school, Brian auditioned frequently for honors ensembles, participating in All-District and All-State Bands. He was a member of Governor’s School East for Music and the Triangle Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Upon graduation, Brian attended NCSU, pursuing a degree in Computer Science as part of the Honors Program. During this time, he had a research grant from Intel on Centennial Campus and played in the NC State Wind Ensemble and the Raleigh Chamber Orchestra. By his second year, Brian decided engineering was not the correct career path and he transferred to UNC Greensboro for Music Education.
Graduating from UNCG with a Bachelor of Music in K-12 Music Education, Mr. Muñoz built strong ties with the Wake Forest Rolesville Band program and was hired at Wakefield MS & HS as orchestra director. For 7 years, he served as the orchestra director at both schools, also teaching chorus and creating a musical theatre curriculum. During this time, Mr. Muñoz also served as Woodwind Instructor for the Marching Band.
In 2012, Mr. Muñoz was appointed full time at Wakefield HS as Orchestra Director and Assistant Band Director alongside Morgan Brockman. The following year he was appointed as head band director. He is still active as a guest orchestra conductor for honors ensembles and maintains his position as pit director for the musicals at Wakefield HS. He continues to play his clarinet and remains active with several professional organizations.
Mr. Muñoz is married to Elizabeth Muñoz, a dancer for Carolina Ballet. In their free time, they enjoy cooking, running, playing tennis, and spending time with their dog Sophie.
John Antonelli – Head Percussion Instructor
Color Guard Staff:
Shannon Proctor Nystrom – Head Guard Instructor
Music Arranger: Matthew Parunak
Percussion Arranger: John Antonelli
Guard & Visual Design: Shannon Proctor Nystrom
Drill Design: Jason Johnson