Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Peyton Grover
Mr. Grover is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music educator living in Lockhart, Texas. He currently
serves as Director of Bands at San Marcos High School where he leads the Wind Ensemble, Jazz
Ensemble, and the Rattler Marching Band. In his first year as Director of Bands, the Rattler Marching
Band soared to new heights taking grand champion at multiple marching contests and finishing the
season with the programs highest UIL Area D placement in over a decade. Additionally, The Rattler
Band earned their first sweepstakes award (Superior ratings in Marching, Concert, and Sight Reading)
for the first time since 2015.
Previously, Mr. Grover served as Assistant Director of Bands at Bastrop High School. Throughout his time at Bastrop High
School the program grew immensely, beginning with approximately 120 members in 2019, to nearly
200 members by 2022 and won many awards and established new heights of success. Mr. Grover is now proud to be at San Marcos HS to continue the tradition of excellence he helped to create at Bastrop.
Mr. Grover graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music
Studies with all-level teacher certification. While at Texas State, he performed as a saxophonist,
clarinetist, and flutist in numerous ensembles including, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Concert
Band, Jazz Orchestra, SONUS Saxophone Quartet, and the Bobcat Marching Band. In 2017, Peyton
served as Drum Major for the Bobcat Marching Band. Prior to graduating from Texas State, Peyton
received the prestigious TMEA Outstanding Collegiate Music Educator Award and was recognized as
Outstanding Senior in Instrumental Music Education.
During the summers of 2017 and 2018, Mr. Grover toured in the Drum Corps International circuit, playing
mellophone and trumpet with world class drum and bugle corps, the Oregon Crusaders. In the
summer of 2019, he was a member of the brass staff at the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, where
his primary responsibility was instructing the mellophone section. In 2021, Mr. Grover was a member of
the brass staff at Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps, where he primarily instructed the high brass
sections. He maintains an active status as an arranger, drill writer, composer, and clinician. His work has
been performed by the Texas State Noctem Quartet, Decatur High School Bands, Donna High School
Bands, and numerous other programs. Most recently, he was contracted to provide a Wind Ensemble
transcription of “Bright Blue Music” by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Grammy Nominee, Michael Torke. His
professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association,
and Kappa Kappa Psi.