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Santa Gertrudis ISD

Achieving Excellence

Mr. Arthur Sholtis Jr.

Phone: 3616-384-5041


Degrees and Certifications:

Southwest Missouri State - BS in EducationUniversity of Arkansas - Master of Music in Trumpet Performance

Mr. Arthur Sholtis Jr.

Welcome to the home of the Santa Gertrudis Mighty Lion Band.

I am currently in my fourth year as head band director at Santa Gertrudis.  During that time, we have started a marching band, a jazz program and are currently working to start a mariachiprogram. 

My parents are retired missionaries to South Korea.  I was born overseas and lived over ten years of my life in Seoul Korea.  I am married to Jennifer Sholtis, a music teacher at TAMUK, andI have a daughter currently attending the University of Houston.   

I started my music career playing trumpet in seventh grade band.  I always enjoyed playing the trumpet, and all that practice has paid off. 

I have played in several different professionalgroups including the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. as well as the TAMUK brass quintet.  I got into music because I enjoy playing the trumpet, but I have also really enjoyed bringing my love of music to the next generations. 

I hope to instill a passion and love of music in my students so that they can enjoy music at a different level.

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