Mr. Corey Barker, Director of Bands
Corey D. Barker graduated in 2013 from Texas State University at San Marcos with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Education. Corey was raised in Schertz, and attended Schertz Elementary, Laura Ingalls Wilder Intermediate, Ray D. Corbett Junior High, and Samuel Clemens High School. Corey has played trumpet since fifth grade and has continued to play since then. While attending Texas State, he studied under trumpet professor and Austin Symphony member Jack Laumer. Corey has been a member and participated in the Texas State Bobcat Marching Band, Jazz Ensembles, The Wind Symphony, The Symphonic Winds concert ensemble, and Men’s Choir. He has also been an active member in Kappa Kappa Psi; a national honorary band fraternity committed to helping college band programs succeed. Music has had a crucial impact on Corey’s life. Both of Corey’s parents excelled in music; his mother was a pianist and wedding singer and his father played guitar. His aspiration to become a teacher came from his great parents, who put taking care of others above all else. Stemming from his familial love of music, Corey always knew his dream job awaited him in a band hall.
Corey has been teaching the Corbett Mustang band for 8 years. He could not be happier to have started his career into such a successful program! Corey’s bands have received multiple sweepstakes and superior ratings at contests such as UIL and Honor Band. Teaching in SCUCISD, where he was raised, is an amazing opportunity. Corey is looking forward to another successful year at Corbett Junior High. He cannot wait to share his love for music, and have a positive impact on the young musicians of this wonderful community.
Mr. Gavin Kohlenberg, Assistant Director of Bands
Gavin Kohlenberg is the assistant director of bands at Corbett and he is excited about starting his career with the Mustang Band. Gavin recently graduated from Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelors degree in Music Education. He was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, where he went to Harris Middle School and graduated from James Madison High School in 2017. While attending Texas Tech, he studied saxophone under David Dees and participated in music camps and competitions across the country. Gavin was a member of the Goin' Band from Raiderland and the Alpha Omicron Chapter of the National Band Fraturnity, Kappa Kappa Psi.
Gavin enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two dogs as well as playing disc golf. His passion for music is something that he loves sharing and there is no better place he could imagine himself other than Corbett Junior High. Go Mustangs!