Meet the directors
Jordan Sayre, Director of Bands
Mr. Sayre is in his first year of teaching at Eldorado High School. Originally from Aztec, NM, Mr. Sayre has called Albuquerque home since 2002 when he started at the University of New Mexico (Go Lobos!). He is a tuba player and proud to have been the first student in the tuba studio of Dr. Richard White when he started at UNM. While at UNM, he was a marching band staff member at several schools, including Eldorado High School. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education, he started his professional teaching career at Valencia High School and the adjoining cluster programs. After Valencia High School, he then taught at Las Cruces High School as the Head Band Director. He moved back home to Albuquerque where he opened the Tres Volcanes band program, and more importantly married the love of his life, Josephine Gonzales (Ms. G), who is the venerable band director at Highland High School and one of the most active proponents of music education in our community.
Together they have 3 doggos named Beans, Peanut, and Tater that all look similar, but have very different personalities. When he is not doing music, he also enjoys woodworking, camping, and memorizing trivial knowledge about movies and 90s pop songs.
Steve Snowden, Assistant Director
Education: Bachelor of Music Education, University of New Mexico; Master of Music Education, University of New Mexico
Years of Experience: In his 22nd year of teaching band in APS. Music clinician and drill instructor at area schools for more than 29 years; past member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps; taught at Cibola HS, and Polk Middle School. 10+ years of teaching elementary music during summer school. Current Band Director in his 20th year at Jackson Middle School and also Assistant Band Director at EHS for the past 21 years.
FROM THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR