Teacher Information

Phone: (281) 327-0113 -- Room I-101


Degrees and Certifications:

D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City M.M. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary B.M.E. Houston Baptist University

Brian Runnels

I joined the faculty at George Bush HS in 2014 as Director of Orchestras.  The orchestra program at BHS includes 4 ensembles: Symphony (varsity), Sinfonia, Camerata, and Academy.  I enjoy many types of music and am an active performer in the Houston area.


Prior to this I taught for 24 years in universities in Minnesota, Kentucky, and Texas where in addtion to teaching I was an administrator at the department chair, program director, and dean level. I have been teaching middle school and high school level since 2010.
I am the Music Director of the Houston Civic Symphony and part-time minister of music at First Baptist Church in Rosenberg.

Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1: Conference
    Period 2: Orchestra -  Academy
    Period 3: Orchestra - Sinfonia
    Period 4: Orchestra - Camerata
    Period 5: Orchestra - Symphony
    Period 6: Middle schools
    Period 7: Middle schools

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  • Office phone - 281-327-0113        Room - I-101
    Tutorials: Monday through Friday 6:45-7:15 am; Tuesday & Thursday 2:45-3:20 pm by appointment
    After school rehearsal schedule is available for orchestra students and parents by logging in to www.charmsoffice.com.  
    Students are welcome to the orchestra room as early as 6:45 a.m. each morning.
    I am happy to work with students individually and in groups to coach specific pieces of music, work on technique, practice and drill, or any other help with orchestra. Please take advantage of this opportunity!