Marty Nelson

Private Instructor - Trumpet

Marty Nelson, a native of Fairfax, Virginia, moved to Texas in 1976 to attend the University of North Texas where he earned both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Music Education. Mr. Nelson recently retired from Arbor Creek Middle School in Carrollton, where his Honors Band was a consistent UIL Sweepstakes award winner, and placed fifth in the 2011 T.M.E.A. CC State Honor Band Competition. He was also the ACMS teacher of the year in 2012.

 Prior to teaching in Lewisville I.S.D. Marty taught at Coppell Middle School East for 13 years. While at Coppell East, his band was a State Honor Band Finalist in 2000 and won UIL Sweepstakes every year. In 2005, Mr. Nelson was named Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Coppell I.S.D. From 1985-1992 Marty directed band at Shackelford J.H. in Arlington, Texas. The Shackelford Honors Band placed third in the T.M.E.A. Honor Band competition in 1992. Mr. Nelson also taught in the Houston area for the Spring Branch and Aldine school districts.

 His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, The Texas Band Masters Association, the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity.


Vernon Richter

Private Instructor - Trumpet