Mr. Charles Pisarra
Asst. Band Director, Coordinator of Percussion Activities
Room 1614 - Union High School
Voice / 918-357-7225
Fax / 918-357-7195
Email / firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Tulsa, Mr. Pisarra has been a part of the Union Public Schools for over twenty years: thirteen years as a student (Class of 1995), three years as consultant, three years in a part-time role, and five years in a full-time role.
Before coming to Union in part-time and full-time roles, Mr. Pisarra taught with the Moore HS marching band, Tecumseh HS marching band, Westmoore HS band, Edmond Memorial HS marching band & percussion programs, Owasso HS marching band, and the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps of Dubuque, Iowa.
Mr. Pisarra currently teaches the 6th Grade Percussion class, 7th Grade Percussion class, assists with the 8th Grade Band, and coordinates all High School level percussion ensembles & activities. Additionally, he oversees the electronics dimension of the Renegade Regiment fieldshow productions, and he serves as the staff coordinator for Union Bands Website.
Mr. Pisarra graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with the Bachelor of Music Education (with distinction), and earned the Master of Music Education degree in 2002, also from University of Oklahoma. He has studied percussion with Dr. Richard Gipson, Dr. Lance Drege, Dr. Julia Hillbrick-Gaines, & Jeff Lee. He has studied wind band conducting with Dr. William Wakefield. Primary Music Education professors include Dr. Steve Paul, Dr. Mike Raiber, & Dr. Nancy Barry. Other teachers & mentors include Cory Hutchison, Brent Rowland, & Chris Harris.
Mr. Pisarra has performed with the Union Bands, the OU Pride of Oklahoma / Wind Ensemble / Symphony Orchestra / Percussion Orchestra / Steel Drum Band, the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps, the Tulsa Starlight Band, and the Tulsa Signature Symphony. He is a member of OEA, NEA, and the Percussive Arts Society.
Outside his work life, Mr. Pisarra spending time with his family, especially his wife & two young children. He also enjoys grilling, making iced coffees, OU football and Pro football, and Fantasy Football.
Mr. Pisarra owns and operates Percussion Solutions LLC, an independent firm specializing custom musical arrangements, production electronics consulting, and custom connectors project design. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, and he proudly endorses Innovative Percussion sticks & mallets, Sabian Cymbals, and Evans drumheads.