Estacado Staff
  • Jerry Hernandez | Band Director 


    • BM/BME, Texas A&M- Kingsville
    • MME, Texas Tech Univ


    • K-12 Music, Music Performance
    • LHS Marimba Camp graduate

    My public teaching began at Levelland High School in 2002. I was an assistant and head band director for 11 years. I have been serving as the head band director at Estacado Middle School since 2013. My responsibilities include directing the Honor Band, Concert Band, Academy Band, and several beginner classes.  In addition to that, I assist with the Symphonic Band and the High School Band.  As a band director in public education, I enjoy making a difference in a student’s life through music. 

    My life began in Corpus Christi, Texas. After graduating from J.W. Nixon High School in Laredo, TX,  I earned my bachelor’s in music education at Texas A&M- Kingsville. I moved to the Lubbock area in 2000 and continued my education at Texas Tech in Music Performance. 

    My tremendously awesome wife, Denise, and I have three children that are keeping us young. In addition to teaching, I am a Pastor at The Potter’s House here in Plainview. My hobbies include reading and attempting to exercise. 


  • Justin Ogden | Assistant Band Director 

Chris Styne
  • Chris Styne | Choir Director