Ms. Rachel Butler

  • Ms. Rachel Butler
    Associate Director of Bands

    512-943-1800 x 8017 

    Rachel Butler is an Associate Director of Bands at East View High School. She directs the Symphonic Band, teaches AP Music Theory, and assists with the marching band. Prior to her appointment at East View, Ms. Butler was the Director of Bands at Tippit Middle School in Georgetown ISD and Assistant Director of Bands at Bedichek Middle School in Austin ISD. Ms. Butler has received professional distinctions from her students and staff members alike – most notably being named the Tippit Teacher of the Year in the 2018-2019 school year. She is a passionate advocate for the value of music education and aims to help each student reach their fullest potential through teamwork, hard work, and perseverance.

    Originally from Orlando, Florida, Ms. Butler moved to Austin in 2013 to pursue a graduate degree in Music and Human Learning at the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Dr. Bob Duke. Before her time in Texas, Ms. Butler was a student at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Music and History. While at Boston College Ms. Butler studied with two mentors that alway made her believe she could follow this life path, two people who have forever forged the shape of her life – Ralf Gawlick from whom she learned about composition and music theory, and Dr. David Healey, her college band director, who very plainly taught her that the relentless pursuit musical excellence allows everyone who participates to learn, grow, and become better humans.

    When she is not teaching, Ms. Butler enjoys running, composing music, arranging music for college and high school marching bands, traveling to new places, reading, and enjoying the company of dear friends and family.

    Her professional affiliations include the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Texas Music Educators Association.





  • Teaching Schedule

    1A: Wind Ensemble

    2A: Symphonic Band

    3A: AP Music Theory

    4A: (offsite at Middle Schools)

    5A: (offsite at Middle Schools)


    1B: Wind Ensemble

    2B: Conference

    3B: Instrumental Ensemble

    4B: (offsite at Middle Schools)

    5B: (offsite at Middle Schools)


    Conference Times: M-F 8:00 - 8:30