Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - Boston College
Mr. Thomas Esperiqueta
Mr. Esperiqueta began playing trombone in the St. Luke's Catholic School Band. He continued onto the Mighty Button Band at Central Catholic High School under the direction of Mr. Arnoldo Garza. After high school graduation, Thomas attended Boston College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music. In college, Thomas participated in Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Choir. He had many opportunities to travel around the nation and Europe with these musical organizations.
After graduation he returned to San Antonio and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for his Teacher Certification. During this time, Thomas began teaching Colorguard at Central Catholic High School, Providence High School, McCollum High School, Boerne High School, O'Connor High School, and Alamo Heights High School. A few of his teams became State Champions with the Texas Educational Colorguard Association.
Mr. Esperiqueta went onboard with the San Antonio Independent School District in the Fall of 2004 as Band Director at Page Middle School where he spent 2 years. He spent 1 year at Rhodes Middle School before moving on to Burbank High School in 2007. During his tenure at Burbank he has built a Colorguard program, Mariachi program and International Baccalaureate Music class.
Mr. Esperiqueta is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Educational Colorguard Association and the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers.
On the side he helps other band directors with colorguard choreography, colorguard design, marching band drill and Winterguard design. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.