Johnnie B. Green
Mr. Green joined the Mason staff in 2017 after serving as Associate Director of Bands, and Color Guard Director at Lehman High School in Kyle, TX. Mr. Green’s ensembles earned Superior ratings in both concert and marching band, and established the Lehman Color Guard as a TCGC State Championship Medalist and WGI Regional Finalist. Mr. Green received the UIL Sponsor of Excellence award from Hays CISD, and was nominated for the State UIL Award, and was a Quarter-finalist for the 2015 Grammy in Music Education. Under Mr. Green’s direction, the Lehman Wind Symphony was named a “Commended Winner” in the Foundation for Music Education’s Citation of Excellence.
Mr. Green began his teaching career at Normal and Normal West High School in Illinois, earning State Championships in both Marching Band and Color Guard. Both Normal and Normal West were BOA Regional and WGI Regional Finalists. In addition, the Normal West Band was a BOA Grand National Semi-Finalist, and the Wind Ensemble achieved State Honor Band status. Mr. Green continues to serve as a consultant for the Normal West Band Program. Beginning in 2004, Mr. Green taught in the Judson Independent School District in San Antonio where he served as the Visual Coordinator/Color Guard Director and Brass Specialist.
Mr. Green has been the Visual Caption Head for Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps, Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps, and most recently Assistant Visual Caption Head for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps.A native of Danville, IL, Mr. Green grew up with a strong background in music, where he performed at Carnegie Hall for the National Youth Performance Debut Series, and performed as principal trumpet in the first BOA Concert Band under the direction of William D. Revelli and Tim Salzman. Mr. Green studied trumpet with Dr. Amy Gilreath at Illinois State University, and with Dr. Jonathan Gresham at Northern Kentucky University where he was selected as a finalist in the Corbett Concerto Competition, and performed as a member of the NKU Faculty Brass Quintet. His additional teachers have included Parker Melvin and Michael Tunnell (University of Illinois), Judith Saxton (Illinois Wesleyan University), and Richard Lehman, former Principal Cornet of The United States Marine Band. From 1991-1994, Mr. Green was a lead soprano for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, earning the 1992 DCI World Championship and Individual & Ensemble World Championships in 1992 and 1994. Mr. Green has continued to stay active as a performer, playing with the San Antonio Wind Symphony, Heart of Texas Concert Band, and was a featured soloist with the Cavalier’s 60th Anniversary Corps.