Degrees and Certifications:

B.M. Music Education, The University of North Texas

Jonathan Cao

Mr. Cao is honored to serve in his sixth season as Director of Bands at Vines High School. The Viking Band is an award-winning performing group, earning honors at UIL Marching and Concert & Sight Reading. In addition to concerts and contests, the Viking Band performs regularly at community events and venues, including the State Capitol Rotunda.

Prior to his time at Vines High School, Mr. Cao taught the Eagle Band at Haggard Middle School, as well as teaching marching band at various programs around the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. He serves as a regular clinician and leadership instructor at the Texas A&M University - Commerce Summer Music Camps and the Bands of America Summer Symposium. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and serving as the Deacon of City Engagement at his church.

Mr. Cao is honored to represent Vines High School and Plano ISD as the 2020 Secondary Teacher of the Year, and he hopes to use his platform to advocate for the importance of music education and public education.

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  • Period 1: Percussion/Symphonic Band

    Period 2: Wind Ensemble

    Period 3: Wind Syphony

    Period 4: MS Teaching

    Period 5: MS Teaching

    Period 6: Jazz Band

    Period 7: Planning & Travel

  • Marching Band Rehearsal: Tu-Th, 7:00-8:15am

    Private Lessons: By appointment