Zachary Williams (ALTO SAXOPHONE) is the Director of Bands at Ernest Becker Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada where he currently teaches three concert ensembles, three beginning bands, and a jazz ensemble, a band program comprised of 324 students. He has been a music educator for 15 years in the Las Vegas school system and has had an active private studio for 10 years teaching saxophone, clarinet and flute. Since 2005, Williams’ jazz and concert students have earned “Superior” ratings in concert and jazz festivals in both Las Vegas and California. A founding member of the Red Rock Saxophone Quartet, he has also performed in a variety of venues in Las Vegas. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he studied saxophone with Dr. Lawrence Wyman. He has his M.M. in Music Education from Northern Arizona University. Williams’ professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, Nevada Music Educators Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, and Southern Nevada Band Association. He served as the Clark County School District Jazz Festival Chair for four years. He currently serves as the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Symphonic Band Conductor, and was the woodwind coach for this ensemble for the last four years. Williams currently serves as the co-chairperson of the SNBA Middle School Jazz Honor Band.
Selmer Paris Super Series Cigar Cutter Alto Saxophone (gold lacquer)
Vandoren V16 A7 Mouthpiece
Vandoren Optimum Ligature
Vandoren JAVA “Filed - Red Cut” Reeds, Strength 2.5