Mr. Yates, Mr. Lightsey, Mr. Watley, Meagan Pauley
...Mark WatleyMark Watley is Assistant Director of Bands at Smithson Valley High School.He
musical career under the direction of Bill Haerr at Judson High School
in Converse, Texas.Mr. Watley received the Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Music Degree from Eastern New Mexico University.Mr. Watley began his teaching career at Medina Valley ISD in Castroville, Texas where he held positions at the middle school and then the high school.He then was the director of bands at Floresville High School before coming to Comal ISD as the assistant director at Canyon High School.He
is currently in his
third year at Smithson Valley High School
under Mr. Watley's direction have earned Best in Class at several marching and concert festivals.His
bands have been consistent UIL Sweepstakes winners and his
Medina Valley bands' awards were highlighted with four trips to the UIL State Marching Contest
.Mr. Watley is an active performing trumpet player, clinician and judge.He has been named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and has served on the state board of the Association of Texas Small School Bands, as well as numerous positions and offices in the Texas Music Educators Association.Currently he is teaching the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble at SVHS.
In addition, he
instructs the beginner trumpets and french horns at Arlon Seay Intermediate
.Of all his
accomplishments, Mr. Watley
is most proud that several former students are now highly successful band directors, including finalists in this year's 5A UIL State Marching Contest.Mr. Watley
wife of 21 years, Debra, have two children.