Director of Bands
Mr. Telles has served as conductor for concert ensembles that have performed in Washington D.C., New York City, the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana and throughout Texas. Concert bands he leads have earned consistent UIL Sweepstakes awards in the varsity, non-varsity, and sub-non-varsity levels. Telles has also served as a guest conductor for the Austin Symphonic Band. Telles’ award-winning jazz bands have received numerous superior ratings and “best in class" awards at festivals across Texas. In 2015, Mr. Telles was invited to serve as a guest jazz conductor at the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Marc Telles has served as an associate director and director for marching bands that have received numerous first-place awards, UIL first division awards, UIL Area finals appearances, has performed at Bands of America Regional Championships as well as the UIL 6A State Marching Contest, four times.
As a saxophone teacher, Mr. Telles has had many students achieve All-Region, All-Area and All-State honors placing as high as first chair in the TMEA top 6A All-State Band and the 6A All-State Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Telles’ saxophone students and ensembles have received first division awards at UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest and he has served as the saxophone sectional teacher for the Texas 5A and 6A All-State Band.
Mr. Telles grew up in San Antonio, has a Bachelors' Degree from Texas State University and a Masters' Degree from the University of North Texas. Mr. Telles is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Texas Music Adjudicators Association (TMAA), and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster Fraternity. Telles has also served in various leadership capacities for Region 11, 28, and 26. Telles was an elected member of the TMAA Committee on Standards of Adjudication and Performance Practices and has served as the TMEA all-state recorded auditions chair. He has presented workshops at music conferences, is an active clinician and adjudicator for concert festivals, UIL concert and sight-reading contests, honor band hearings and marching contests throughout Texas.