Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music
Director - Daniel Greenberg
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Daniel Greenberg is the Director of Bands at Murrieta Mesa High School. As the Director of Bands, Mr. Greenberg is in charge of the Marching Band and Color Guard, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Winter Percussion, as well as the Winter Guard and Pep Band.

Prior to his tenure at Murrieta Mesa, Mr. Greenberg was the Associate Director for the Westview Gold at Westview High School in San Diego, California. At Westview, Mr. Greenberg helped with the Marching Band, and was in charge of Two Concert Bands, Jazz Band and Pep Band.

Prior to his tenure at Westview, Mr. Greenberg was at Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga. Mr. Greenberg was the Director of Bands and in charge of the Marching Band and Color Guard, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Bands, Jazz Band, AP Theory, and Pep Band.

Prior to Rancho, Mr. Greenberg spent four years teaching Middle School Band in Oshkosh, WI. During that time, Mr. Greenberg remained active as a teaching clinician for numerous bands across Wisconsin Including: Oshkosh West High School (Oshkosh, WI), Shadow Armada (Oregon, WI), Lighthouse Brigade (Racine, WI), Mukwonago High School (Mukwonago, WI), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Marching Band (Whitewater, WI) and Stoughton High School (Stoughton, WI).

Throughout the years, Mr. Greenberg has been on the instructional staff for: Capital Sounds Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Madison Wisconsin, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Atlanta Georgia, and Gold Drum and Bugle Corps based out of San Diego.

Mr. Greenberg graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Music-Education and has a Masters in Music from Sam Houston State University and the American Band College.


Recent Accomplishments:

  • 2019 Murrieta Valley Unified School District Teacher of the Year
  • 2018 Murrieta Mesa High School Teacher of the Year
  • California Heroes Educator’s Award – 2016, 2018
  • 2017 Crystal Apple Award Finalist
  • Performing Arts Department Head 2016-Present
  • Member of the MMHS School Site Committee 2016-Present


Isabelle Zapata - Front Ensemble
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Isabelle Zapata got her Bachelors degrees (BM Instrumental Music Ed, BM Percussion Performance), and Single Subject (Music) Teaching Credential through CSU Long Beach, and is currently working on a Masters in Elementary Education at SDSU. While at CSULB, she performed with the Steel Drum Orchestra, West African Percussion Ensemble, and various wind band groups while studying under Dr.Dave Gerhart, Ted Atkatz, Brad Dutz, and Greg Goodall. She also discovered her passion for the field of ethnomusicology, and was named a Global Scholar for her work as an advocate for the inclusion of world music studies and awareness at the K-12 level with the support of thesis advisor, Dr.Briggs.

Now, Isabelle is the K-3 Music Teacher for Cardiff School District, serves as a Teaching Assistant for Harmony Project Long Beach, and works in avian husbandry and youth education at the Free Flight Exotic Parrot Sanctuary in Del Mar. Previous front ensemble performance experiences include The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps, Orange County Independent Percussion Ensemble, and Pulse Percussion Ensemble.

Color Guard

Color Guard
Rebecca Greenberg - Director
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Rebecca began her color guard career marching 9 years with Capital Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. While marching, she found a passion for teaching and helping others catch up on choreography and technique. She has worked the past 20 years with many amazing marching bands, universities, and drum corps across the United States. Some include University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Shadow Armada Marching Band (Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps now), Waukesha West Marching Band, and The Birdville Mighty Hawk Band. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband (Daniel), son (Miles), daughter (Ella), and two dogs (Maddox and Sawyer).

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