Alex Yañez

Director of Bands

Alex Yañez is very proud to be part of the LEE Band family as Director of Bands. Mr. Yañez is starting his 22nd  year in music education and can’t think of a better place to be other than the district that he grew up in. Mr. Yañez is a graduate of MacArthur High School and has lived in San Antonio all his life.  He graduated from Texas State University and holds a bachelor's degree in music education and is certified in Jazz Studies under Dr. James Polk. While at Texas State he was a member of the Bobcat Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Salsa del Rio, Jazz Band, and Jazz Combos. He studied saxophone with John Mills, Greg Wilson and Doug Skinner. Mr. Yañez most recently was the associate director of bands at John Jay High School. Under his direction, his band has consistently received superior and excellent ratings at UIL. He was also the director of the Jazz Band, a competitive ensemble that has been very successful at local Jazz festivals. Mr. Yañez has been a clinician as a woodwind specialist in both concert and jazz in districts across San Antonio. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Education Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mr. Yañez's greatest joy is being a father to his two kids, Ariana and Alejandro. He has been happily married to his wife Lydia for 18 years who is the Orchestra Director at Roosevelt HS. Mr. Yañez is also a freelance musician and is a member of the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra (SAJO) and Powerhouse Big Band. In his free time, he likes watching sports with his son, going to the gym, and just being around family.

Victoria Watson

Associate Director

This is my 30th year teaching band and I love being a music educator.  I have taught 17 years at Krueger MS in NEISD, where I managed the band program and fine arts/electives department. Under my direction, the students throughout my career have received consistent sweepstakes awards for UIL and the Krueger Band placed as a TMEA Area Honor Band Finalist for 2019 and 2022. I have had the privilege of working with State Marching Band Finalists throughout my career.  During my 30 years of teaching, I have taught Pre-K through College with percussion as my specialty.  I have performed as a soloist for Texas State Orchestra Concerto Contest, Heart of Texas Band Soloist, Fiesta Texas Show performances, Mid-Texas Symphony, Viva Symphony and various other venues. My hobbies include watching movies, NBA--Go SPURS, architecture,and photography.  I love spending time with my family, sons Russell, Phillip and Trevor and my fur baby Luna.  I love teaching students the joy of music as learning an instrument can be a life long skill. I am very excited to join the LEE Band Staff Spring of 2022 and look forward to working with these amazing students.  Go VOLS!!!!

Bryce Roddenberry

Associate Director

Bryce Roddenberry was born and raised in Austin, TX, where he graduated from James Bowie High School in 2019. While at Bowie HS, Mr. Roddenberry played tuba in the concert ensembles and marching band, and he was also a member of the steel drum ensemble.

Mr. Roddenberry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas State in 2023. While at Texas State University, he studied tuba with professor Raul Rodriguez and was a member of the Texas State Tuba/Euphonium Studio and performed with them at the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) convention in 2023. Mr. Roddenberry was also a member of the Texas State University Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Caroline Beatty and was a member of the Texas State University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Jacob Harrison. Mr. Roddenberry also performed with the Bobcat Marching Band, where he was a section leader, the Bobcat Basketball Band, and the Ceremonial Brass Ensemble.

Mr. Roddenberry was a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2019 - 2022 seasons, and he served as the section leader from 2020-2022. Additionally, in his final season with the group, he received many distinguishing awards, including the Crusader of the Year. He still works with the organization as a member of the Brass Faculty. Mr. Roddenberry has also worked with many schools in the Austin area as a Marching Band Technician and Masterclass Instructor. In the fall of 2023, he completed his student teaching in Eanes ISD at Hill Country Middle School, under the supervision of Mrs. Kristin Hames, and Bridge Point Elementary School, under the supervision of Mrs. Patience Jones.

In his free time, Mr. Roddenberry enjoys running, watching sports, and spending time with his mom, dad, and sister.