We Love Our Staff!

Sebastian Villacis – Director of Bands

Sebastian F. Villacis

Our Director of Bands is Sebastian Villacis. Mr. Villacis has earned his B.M. In Music Education at Florida International University (Spring 2020) and was as a middle school teacher in Miami. Prior to him becoming a high school director, he has been heavily involved with the marching arts with WGI, FFCC and FMBC. He has worked groups such as FIU Winds, their marching band, and Legacy Production Co. Director Villacis has attended numerous development conferences to learn various teaching styles. He is very excited with the Naples High School Band program, as he envisions to take them to new lengths. Mr. V loves blending elements of education found in traditional and competitive style bands. When Sebastian is away from the classroom, he likes to explore new foods to try out.

Tristan Rosal – Assistant Band Director

Tristan RosalTristan is an alumnus of  the class of 2015, and is in his 6th year of working with the band. In 2018, he marched DCI with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. He is currently attending FGCU, pursuing a degree in Music Education.

Marilyn Tacktill

Marilyn TacktillMarilyn has been working with the Naples High band since 2021 specializing in instructing the high brass section. After graduating from Cape Coral High School and participating in competition in the FMBC and FFCC circuits she now resides at Florida Gulf Coast University as a Music Education major. She is a registered substitute teacher in Lee county where she has worked with students in every grade level throughout the school district and she loves to spend her free time with her three dogs. Marilyn is a passionate and developing educator with a deep love and dedication to the Naples High Band Program.

Ralph Rodriguez

Ralph RodriguezRalph Rodriguez is a brass tech here at Naples High School. He graduated from Naples in 2021 and am currently attending FGCU for a Bachelors in Music Education.” He has been offering private lessons for students on the side.

Johnny Mixon-Sayah

Johnny Mixon-SayahJohnny Mixon-Sayah is a percussion tech here at Naples high school. He graduated from Naples in 2019 and received his B.S degree in Computer Science in 2023. He has been helping out our battery get into shape.

Matthew Meunier

Matthew MeunierMatthew Meunier is the Front Ensemble Coordinator with the Naples High School Band Program. He is currently interning at Music for All, working with their Education & Advocacy team on initiatives such as Bands of America. Recently, Matthew graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship. During his time in college, he performed with STRYKE Percussion in 2020 and 2021, an independent world-class indoor percussion ensemble.

Sebastian Dondero

Sebastian DonderoSebastian Dondero is one of the current brass techs of Naples High School. He is an alumnus of Cape Coral High School class of 2023. Sebastian is currently attending Florida Gulf Coast University to get his Bachelor’s in Music Education. Sebastian has been playing Trombone for the last 8 years as well as Euphonium for 3 years.

Jennifer McGuire

Jennifer McGuireMrs. McGuire works with the Color Guard at Naples High School.
 In the past, she has been on staff with multiple groups in Michigan while studying Dance Performance at Eastern Michigan University.
She also has had the pleasure of working with several groups locally in southwest Florida.
When Mrs. McGuire isn’t working with the Color Guard , she enjoys spending time with her amazing family, which includes her husband Steven and two kids, Eliana and Brady.