Pedro Funez » Welcome to Bonnette Junior High Orchestra

Welcome to Bonnette Junior High Orchestra

Pedro Funes is the Orchestra Director at Bonnette Junior High in Deer Park ISD.  He also is the director of Viols of Deer Park which is open to orchestra students at Bonnette. He graduated from the University of Houston where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Double Bass Performance under Dennis Whittaker.  In addition, he received his Master's Degree in Early Music Performance at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he studied viola gamba and vielle with Wendy Gillespie and performed baroque bass in the IU Baroque Orchestra under Stanley Ritchie.
He co-founded Les Touches in 2011 and where they were one of the 10 finalists in the York Young Artist International Competition in 2015. He was previously the Orchestra Director at Park View Intermediate School in Pasadena ISD, Assistant Orchestra Director at Oak Ridge HS in Conroe ISD and Assistant Orchestra Director at Woodcreek MS in Humble ISD where numerous Sweepstakes have been received by the orchestras under his direction.  While at Woodcreek MS the orchestras won Commended in Mark of Excellence in 2019, 2020 with Chamber orchestra and Citation of Excellence in 2020 with Sinfonia Orchestra (non-varsity).                      
He has performed across Texas with Austin Baroque Orchestra (Principal Bass), Ars Lyrica, La Folia, Austin Troubadours, Bach Society of Houston and Texas Early Music Project. In addition to performing, he is also the President of Viols of Houston. He has two cats named Marais and Elsa.
Mr. Funes Schedule:
1st Period: First Year Orchestra
2nd Period: First Year Orchestra
3rd Period: Philharmonic Orchestra
4th Period: Conference
5th Period: Chamber Orchestra
6th Period: Sinfonia Orchestra
7th Period: First Year Orchestra
8th Period: First Year Orchestra