WISD Music Staff

Caitlin Dreitner
Head Director
Sam Zatkow
Assistant Director
Candace Mahaffey
Elementary Music
Band Hall Phone Number
(979) 725-6333
School Code: weimarband


School Code: weimarband
Remind Codes
Text to 81010

High School Band:
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About The Directors

Caitlin Dreitner
Caitlin Dreitner was born in Misawa, Japan before settling in San Antonio, TX.  She graduated from Sandra Day O'Connor High School.  She graduated from West Texas A&M University with a degree in Music Education with all level teaching certification.  She has performed all around the world including Finland, Estonia, and Russia.  She has been a featured soloist with the WTAMU Orchestra and the New Mexico University Chorus.  When she is not spending time on music, she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.
Sam Zatkow
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Sam attended South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he performed in numerous musical ensembles such as the Viking Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, 6:30 Jazz Band, and even on stage in the school musicals! He received a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Sam is incredibly grateful to have been a part of some life-changing performance opportunities, such as the Super Bowl 48 Halftime Show, Walt Disney World, and in Exhibition at the 2018 Bands of America Grand National Championship in Indianapolis!

In Sam’s short, but fruitful career, he has helped the South Brunswick Viking Marching Band (NJ) to a 2021 USBands Group V Open NJ State Championship, and assisted the Howard HS Marching Band (MD) en route to their first-ever competitive performance in school history! Sam is a member of numerous national organizations, such as NAfME, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma (Honorary), and the National Band Association.
Candace Mahaffey

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Candace attended Decatur High School where she was first recognized for her musical leadership as choir section leader and band drum major. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University and a Master of Music Education from the University of North Texas.

Candace is a Kodaly certified music educator with 6 years of experience in the elementary music classroom and has also taught at the collegiate level preparing future music educators and instructing how to incorporate music in the general classroom. Candace has presented at state and national music conferences as well. 

Band Schedule

7:55am-8:40am High School Band

8:42am-9:27am 5th Grade Music (A)

9:29am-10:14am 7th Grade Band

10:16am-10:41am Activity Period

10:43am-11:28am 6th Grade Brass

11:30am-12:15pm Lunch

12:17pm-12:57pm 5th Grade Music (B)

12:59pm-1:44pm HS Conference

1:46pm-2:31pm JH Conference

2:33pm-3:18pm 6th Grade Woodwinds and Percussion