Brett Martinez is in his twenty-fourth year as a music educator. At Butler Community College (El Dorado, Kansas) he serves as Director of Bands and Chair of the Instrumental Music Department. In this capacity he directs the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Show Band, chamber ensembles and supervises all aspects of the Butler Instrumental Music program. Mr. Martinez also serves as the advisor for the Butler chapter of the Collegiate National Association for Music Education (C-NAfME). Mr. Martinez may be reached at email@example.com
Prior to coming to Butler, Mr. Martinez spent fourteen years as a school band director, including twelve years as the Director of Bands for Douglass Public Schools (Douglass, KS). He was responsible for all aspects of the band program from grades five through twelve. Under the direction of Mr. Martinez, the Douglass Bands consistently earned superior ratings at marching band and concert band competitions.
A native of Kansas, Mr. Martinez earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1999 from Wichita State University and his Master of Music Education degree in 2008, also from Wichita State University. He was named Teacher of the Year for Douglass Public Schools in 2007. Mr. Martinez maintains memberships in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), and Kansas Bandmasters Association (KBA). Mr. Martinez served on the KBA board for over ten years, and is a Past-President of KBA. He is currently serving on the KMEA board as the co-advisor for Kansas C-NAfME, as well as the Southwest Division representative for the NAfME Collegiate Advisory Council. He is an elected member of the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmaster Fraternity.
Brett Martinez and his wife Sharlet reside in Douglass, Kansas with their cats, Piccolo and Leia.