Fine Arts Director
915 - 346-6592 (cell)
Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Armando Martinez currently serves as the Director of Fine Arts for the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, TX. Prior to beginning his service in Socorro in April of 2018, Mr. Martinez served the Del Valle Band Program since 2002 in various capacities such as: Director of Bands, Associate Director of Bands, Lead Visual Instructor, Woodwind Instructor and Program Coordinator. During his tenure at Del Valle, Mr. Martinez has served as the conductor of the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Marching Band which have all consistently earned various honors including UIL “Sweepstakes” recipients, superior ratings and Best In Class Honors at various festivals throughout Texas, New Mexico, and California. Significant honors include the 2015 Texas Tech Jazz Festival Grand Champions, the co-conductor of the 2013 Midwest Performing Jazz Ensemble, 2017 TMEA Area A State Honor Band Alternate, participants in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011 and most recent 2017 UIL 5A State Marching Band Contest.
Mr. Martinez has served as an organizer for various honor bands including TMEA Region Bands, Jazz Bands and Ysleta ISD Honor Bands. Since 2009 he has served as the Audition Coordinator for the Region 22 Band and Jazz Divisions where he has served at the region, area and state level. In addition to his duties as Audition Coordinator, Mr. Martinez currently serves as the Region 22 Jazz Chairman facilitating all MS and HS Jazz activities in the Region. He also serves as an active conductor and clinician in the El Paso area. Mr. Martinez performs professionally throughout the El Paso area with the El Paso Wind Symphony. He has performed throughout Texas, Germany and Austria.
Mr. Martinez received his Bachelor of Music degree at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2004. In 2009 he completed his Masters of Science in Educational Administration from The University of Scranton. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Jazz Educators Association, Pi Lambda Theta and Alpha Chi Honor Societies.
Mr. Martinez currently resides is El Paso, TX with his beautiful wife Elyana and wonderful children Hannah, Gael and Camila.