Zachary Holland Bailey began his music career in South Texas. From middle school up through his higher education he has received world class instruction throughout his music career. His main teaching influences include Richard Gonzalez of Driscoll Middle School, (San Antonio, Tx,) Jarrett Lipman of Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, (San Antonio, Tx,) Joe Dixon of University of Houston, and Raul Rodriguez of Texas State University, (San Marcos, Tx).He has taught Tuba, Euphonium and Trombone to students of beginner to Texas All-State level of performers since 2014 during and after he graduated from CTJ in 2015. Mr. Bailey has performed at some of the most well known events for high school ensembles to perform in such as, The Tournament of Roses Parade in 2014, BOA Grand Nationals (8th 2011), BOA San Antonio (1st 2014), and has performed in the Texas State University Symphonic Winds, Wind Symphony, Ceremonial Brass, and Large Brass Ensemble in his short time there.
Aside from teaching privately, he founded a Marching Band Design Organization named “Mock-Up Marching,” to educate current and alumni college Music Education Majors into creating unforgettable marching shows for both their future students and their audiences to enjoy. He has worked instructing low brass students in preparation for TMEA All-State Process, U.I.L. State Solo and Ensemble Competition, and works for C.T.J. High School helping instruct their low brass students during the fall competitive marching season as a music and visual technician for the past two seasons. Mr.Bailey hopes once he graduates from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s in Music Education to find a position as a high school director in the San Antonio, or Austin area and continue to expand his marching band design organization.