Roy Hinojosa

General Information


Band Director - Taft Independent School District


Member - Association of Texas Small School Bands

Member - Texas Music Educators Association

Member - Texas Band Masters Association

Recent News

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY- Roy Hinojosa, the former Taft High School band director caught in a motel with a female student, is heading to jail for 90 days.
Once he has served jail time, he will be placed on 10 years probation. A judge ordered that during that time, Hinojosa must say 1,000 feet away from all private and public schools.

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SINTON - We have new information on Taft school employee Roy Hinojosa, who was placed on administrative leave yesterday, after his car was found outside a motel room in Sinton.
Police say they found an underage girl with a Taft school employee in the motel room. Today, Hinojosa resigned from his position at Taft High School. Police have not identified the man found in the room, but 6 News did find Hinojosa's gold Dodge Charger parked outside the motel room. As we've reported, Taft I.S.D announced that Hinojosa had been placed on administrative leave because of "possible questionable activities". We tried to talk with Hinojosa at his home today, but no one answered the door.

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Roy Hinojosa
Roy Hinojosa Roy Hinojosa Roy Hinojosa Roy Hinojosa attended Gregory-Portland High School where he was a member of the band under the Direction of Jim Vanlandingham. While in High School, Mr. Hinojosa was a three time TMEA All-State Band member 1979-1981. He went on to attend Del Mar College, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and North Texas State University where he studied saxophone with Jim Riggs and was the principal tenor saxophonist under the direction of Dr. Robert Winslow. Roy Hinojosa is the Head Director at Taft High School where has taught successfully for the last 22 years. During his tenure at Taft H.S. the Taft band has racked up 21 Sweepstakes. His band has placed high in TMEA Honor Competition, performed at the U.I.L. State Marching Contest, and placed high in the ATSSB "Outstanding Performance Series" contests. Roy Hinojosa is a member of the Texas Music Educator's Association, Association of Texas Small School Bands, Texas Band Masters Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicator's Association. Currently Roy Hinojosa resides in Taft with his lovely wife, Meisha Hinojosa and their three children Michael, Amanda, and Nathan.

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