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About the Director

The River City Regiment ensembles is led by band director Mr. Rudy Cisneros. Cisneros is a first generation music educator from South Central Los Angeles, California. Cisneros first began his musical journey at the age of 12 and has been involved in the field ever since. In high school, Cisneros became interested in pursuing a career in music as all his music educators played an important part in his development as a musician and person. Upon graduating high school, Cisneros left South Central Los Angeles and Southern California to travel to Northern California. In 2016, Cisneros received a Bachelor of Art in Music(Performance) with a minor in Education from the University of California, Davis. Upon completing his Bachelors degree, Cisneros relocated to Stockton, CA to pursue to attend graduate school at the University of the Pacific: Conservatory of Music. In 2018, Cisneros received a Masters in Music Education with a single subject credential in music from the University of the Pacific. While involved in his studies, Cisneros spent time assisting and honing his craft as a music educator at Antelope High School with directors Ritchey Hodge and Mark Calvo. Cisneros student taught at Johansen High School in Modesto with director Brad Hart. From 2017-18, Cisneros served as a brass instructor for the Blue Devils B Drum & Bugle Corps. Cisneros looks forward to building upon the already established culture at River City High School and is excited to be the band director for this program.