Teacher Information

Phone: (281) 329-2211


Degrees and Certifications:

Doctor of Music Education Degree, Liberty University Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership, Liberty University Master’s Degree of Arts in Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Music, Jacksonville University Texas Educator Certificate – Music EC-12 Texas Advancing Education Leadership Certified (AEL) Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System Certified Appraiser (T-TESS)

Dr. John Wilkerson - Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Head

Hello, I am honored to be a part of the remarkable faculty here at George Bush High School and serve as The Director of Bands/Head Band Director and Fine Arts Department Head.


Dr. Wilkerson is starting in his twenty-fourth year as a music educator.

He is a native of North Central Florida. Dr. Wilkerson has received diplomas from Union County High School, Florida, a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Jacksonville University, Florida, a Master of Education in Administration/Supervision and Leadership from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, and his Doctoral Education Degree in Educational Leadership, and just completed his Doctor of Music Education degree from Liberty University, Virginia.

In December of 2015, he was honored to serve as a presenter at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. The clinic session was on “Using Your Available Resources to Thrive and Survive.”


Before arriving at George Bush High School, he has served in school districts in Arkansas, Florida, and Texas. 


Over the last two decades, his bands have earned Superior and Excellent ratings at the district, state, and national levels. His band programs have won numerous State Titles and Bowl Game National Championships.


In 1996, Dr. Wilkerson was inducted into the Florida Collegiate Music Educators National Conference Hall of Fame and was a part of the 1996 Closing Ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2010 he was inducted into the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps Inaugural Hall of Fame. He marched with Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle and served on the staff at Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, The Cadets of Bergen County, and Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. He also served as Chairman and Assistant Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps.


His professional affiliations include Music Educators National Conference, The American Band Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, The Florida Bandmaster Association, and Florida Music Educators Association.

Class Schedule

  • Period 1 - Concert Band
    Period 2 - At the Middle Schools
    Period 3 - At the Middle Schools
    Period 4 - At the Middle School
    Period 5 - Conference
    Period 6 - Wind Ensemble/Drumline
    Period 7 - Symphonic Band/Front Ensemble and Colorguard