Band Directors & Staff

Ms. Maria Menendez,CJHS Band Director

Ms. Menendez, a native of Ontario, Canada, moved to Douglasville, Georgia at the age of eight. She is a graduate of South Paulding High School and attended Columbus State University where she earned her Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education. While attending, Ms. Menendez was a member of the Columbus State University’s Trombone Choir and Octet, which just released their Debut CD, “A Beautiful Noise” with Summit Records. “A Beautiful Noise” is a collaboration with some of the world’s top trombonists representing symphonies and other ensembles from Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, New York and the Metropolitan Opera. During her senior year Ms. Menendez served as the president of CSU’s collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education. In 2013, Ms. Menendez studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally she spent seven weeks of her summer at Interlochen Center for the Arts where she worked as a counselor in the High School Girls’ division.

Ms. Menendez currently resides in Carrollton, Georgia.