Thomas Landfried is thrilled to be beginning his third year teaching at Friendswood Junior High as an Assistant Band Director.
Mr. Landfried was born and raised in Austin, TX, attending school in the Pflugerville Independent School District. In high school, Mr. Landfried served as a section leader and drum major in the state medalist John B. Connally High School Band. After Graduating high school he moved to Houston to attend the University of Houston. While in college he taught with the Friendswood High School Marching Band, taught trumpet private lessons, and various masterclasses throughout the Houston area. At the University of Houston, Mr. Landfried studied trumpet privately with Jim Vassallo and Gerry Matta. Thomas Landfried also studied under David Bertman, Marion West, John Benzer, and Franz Krager for conducting and wind band instruction. He completed his degree in Spring of 2014, gradutating Summa Cum Laude. His professional associations include Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Educators Association.
In his spare time, Mr. Landfried enjoys visiting Amusement Parks, reading Stephen King novels, hanging with friends, and a nice cup of coffee