Middle School Directors
Meet The Team - Bohls Bronco Band
Director of Bands - Bohls Band
Miss Lopez is currently starting her 19th year of teaching and her 8th year here with Pflugerville ISD. From 2003 to 2006, she taught elementary music and from 2007 to 2014 she taught middle school band. During her time as an elementary music teacher, Miss Lopez completed her Level I & II Orff-Schulwerk courses with Central Texas Orff at Trinity University in San Antonio. She was also Treasurer of the Wild Horse Desert Orff Chapter; an organization that hosted many opportunities for professional development for elementary music teachers. After becoming a band director, Miss Lopez taught at Trautmann Middle School in Laredo, TX. She led her CCC Non-Varsity Bands to receive eight consecutive U.I.L. Sweepstakes Awards. She also taught the middle school colorguard, assisted with the varsity and sub non-varsity bands, and consistently earned the most seats in the region band. Several of her middle school students competed at the high school level at the TMEA All-District and All-Region auditions. Since 2014, Miss Lopez has been the Director of Bands at Westview Middle School Under her baton, the WMS Wind Ensemble earned three consecutive sweepstakes awards and three consecutive first division ratings in concert or sight reading. Her bands have consistently won Best in Festival and Best in Class at the annual SoundWaves Music Festival in New Braunfels, TX.
Prior to becoming an educator, Miss Lopez earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Texas State University in San Marcos. During this time, she was active in the Bobcat Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Tau Beta Sigma Sorority for Bands and Golden Key International Honor Society. In 2010, Miss Lopez also earned a Masters in Music Education from Texas A & M University in Kingsville, TX. She received the TMEA Graduate Scholarship. She studied clarinet with Dr. David Pino and Dr. Nancy King-Sanders, respectively.
Miss Lopez is affiliated with the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas State Teachers Association.
Assistant Director - Bohls Band
Greetings! My name is Derrell Wallace. I will be starting my 6th year of teaching overall and 1st with Pflugerville. I began my career by returning to my hometown of Terrell, Tx where I taught for 4 years. To be able to give back to the community that I came from is something that was always important to me and a time that I will always cherish. While there, I was able to lead the middle school campus to its first superior ratings in the non varsity ensemble the town had ever received. During that time I also was very active with the high school marching band by running visual and full ensemble rehearsals.
Before becoming a band director, I attended Texas A&M University – Commerce and earned a degree in Music Education. As a student, I sat as principal tubist in the university’s wind ensemble, participated in jazz band, various chamber ensembles, served as president of Phi Mu Alpha (Pi Psi) and marched with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2010 & 2011 seasons. Upon the completion of that degree, I attended Oklahoma City University where I received my Master’s in Tuba Performance. During this time I assisted with the direction of various marching bands in both North Texas and Central Oklahoma. I am also honored to be a staff member at The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for my 3rd season teaching tuba.
In my free time I enjoy kayaking, fishing, cooking, traveling and spending time with pitbull Apollo.
I am beyond excited to create a student-centered culture where reciprocated positive influence is the constant. The most valuable thing we can offer in life, to both ourselves and others, is time and cannot wait to spend my time with the communities that are Bohls Middle School and Weiss High School.