Director of Bands
Anne Leo is in her 12th year of teaching and 5th as Director of Bands. She received her Bachelor's in Music Education at Texas State University. During her time at Texas State, Mrs. Leo studied flute with Dr. Adah Jones, performed in the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. John Stansberry and Dr. Rodney Schueller, and was inducted to the University Honors Society. After graduating Cum Laude, Mrs. Leo continued her studies and obtained her Masters in Educational Administration at Lamar University and received her Principal's Certification.
Throughout her career, Mrs. Leo has help build a tradition of excellence and made history at several schools including earning the school's first UIL Division One Ratings at Waller Junior High School in Waller ISD, Gorzycki MS in Austin ISD, and Burnet MS in Austin ISD with both the Non-Varsity and Varsity Ensembles. She kept the new found tradition alive by continuing to earn top ratings at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest throughout her career. In addition, Mrs. Leo conducted the Waller Junior High Wind Ensemble at the Music For All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis and the Gorzycki Middle School Symphonic Band in Washington DC earning Best Overall Band.
Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Mrs. Leo comes from a long line of band directors. Her brother is Director of Bands at PSJA High School and her, now retired, father was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Honorary Band Fraternity in 2012 and the RGV Band Director Hall of Fame in 2016. Her sister-in-law, cousin, and uncle (now retired) continue to teach band at various schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Leo enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband, Billy, who is a band director in Austin ISD and four year old son, Christian. They have traveled to several different countries together and plan to continue earning stamps in their passport books!