Robbie Green is the Percussion Specialist/Assistant Band Director for Cypress Falls High School in Houston, TX and founder of the Green Percussion Company and the creator of the mobile application The Pocket Percussion Teacher and multiple iBooks for teaching percussion. He holds a degree in music education from Oklahoma State University and a Masters degree in Percussion Performance from Middle Tennessee State University. Mr. Green is passionate about the technological and musical arts and seeks daily to connect, inspire, motivate and educate the next generation students beyond what we ever imagined possible.
Mr. Green has been a member of several successful music groups such as the 1998 Glassmen, 1996 Nite Express and 1995 Delta Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps and 1996 Black Gold Indoor Drumline.
Mr. Green is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and is an educational endorser for Innovative Percussion Corporation.
Mario Luna is a 1998 Texas Scholar graduate of Harlingen South High School and has 15 years of experience in the field of fine arts education beginning his career at Carroll High School in Corpus Christi ISD in 2000. He was the Assistant Band Director at Nimitz High School in 2004 before being named the Assistant Band Director at Forney High School in 2006. Mr. Luna was the interim Fine Arts Director from March 2014 to July 2014 before becoming the full time Director of Fine Arts in July 2014.
One of Luna’s major responsibilities with the Forney High School Band was the percussion program. Under his direction the Forney High School Band percussion program received numerous local, state and national recognitions. The FHS percussion program represented Forney ISD at the Texas State Capitol at the 2008 Texas Fine Arts Day and the school’s indoor drumline was named the 2009 North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) Indoor Drumline Champion. In 2010 the FHS percussion ensemble won the National Black Swamp Percussion Ensemble Competition. The Forney High School percussion program has performed at Dallas Cowboys events, Dallas Stars games and various cooperate events in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The Forney High School marching band has competed at the UIL Texas State Marching Contest in 2009, 20011, and 2013.
Luna received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and earned his Master’s in Music Education from Texas A&M University in Commerce. He holds an All-Level Teaching Certificate in music and is has completed his coursework through Lamar University for his Administration Certificate.
In addition to overseeing the Forney ISD Fine Arts Department, Luna is also an active adjudicator and clinician as well as a member of the Texas Music Administrators association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfornia and the Percussive Arts Society. He is an Education Artist for the Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets and was named a Forney ISD Star Teacher in 2011.
Foney ISD was one of 388 "Best Communities for Music Education" selected nationwide through the NAMM foundation this past year for their music education excellence.
Emily Tannert Patterson
Emily Tannert Patterson is a percussion arranger, clinician, and consultant in the Austin area. She was previously the percussion director at the Rouse High School and Wiley Middle School, in Leander, TX, from 2015 till 2018, and was the percussion director at East View High School, Georgetown, TX from 2011 until 2015. Her ensembles have garnered numerous accolades including winning the 2016 PAS IPEC, the 2014 TCGC Scholastic Concert Open championship, the 2015 WGI Houston Regional Scholastic Concert World championship, and second place in the 2015 Black Swamp Percussion Ensemble Contest. While she was at Rouse, the marching band was a Texas State Finalist in 2017, and the wind ensemble performed at the Western International Band Conference in 2015.
Patterson holds a Master's degree in Percussion Performance from The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards. Patterson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Studies, along with an undergraduate Performance Certificate in Percussion and her Texas teaching certificate, from UT in 2008, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Northwestern University in 2004.
Patterson marched with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003 and was a member of the 2004 Winter Guard International world champion indoor drumline Music City Mystique. She has been active as a percussion judge for the Texas Color Guard Circuit, Texas Educational Colorguard Association, and North Texas Colorguard Association since 2011.
Patterson is an educational endorser for Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Remo drumheads, and holds professional memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association and the Percussive Arts Society, is a member of the Texas Color Guard Circuit Percussion Advisory Task Force, and serves on the PAS Education Committee.