Amanda Hernandez Hunt is a former music teacher in the El Paso area. During her time as a music teacher, Amanda served a key role in Socorro Independent School District initiatives as an Elementary Music Specialist. Her contributions include establishing the district’s first homogenous beginning band program, creating the first Dual Language Elementary Academy music curriculum, and opening the Paso Del Norte Fine Arts Academy. Amanda also served as a band director at Sun Ridge Middle School, leading the program to new accolades. Amanda continues to work as a clinician, instructor, and media coordinator for many programs in the Southwest.
Amanda is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where she studied horn under J.D. Shaw. During her time at UNM, she performed in the top ensembles including the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. As a performer, Amanda was a member of Pacific Crest, The Blue Knights, and The Troopers. She aged out with Bluecoats in 2011 as a mellophone soloist. Amanda has served on the instructional staff for Genesis, The Santa Clara Vanguard, and The Troopers. Most recently, Amanda served as a mellophone instructor for the 2023 Blue Knights.
Amanda is currently an Account Executive for a creative communications agency in El Paso. She is an active volunteer in the Junior League of El Paso, currently serving on the Community Research and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committees. In her leisure time, Amanda is an avid archer and enjoys competing in archery events.