Anna Rugila comes to Klein Collins High School all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina. She studied French horn at the beautiful Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. While there she was a member of the Pride of the Mountains marching band and was also a member of the Eta Theta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.
After college, Anna worked with several Charlotte area bands in various capacities from 2006 to 2013. She worked as a high brass technician, a visual technician, a visual coordinator, and also as the Assistant Director of the South Mecklenburg Sabre Regiment Marching band.
When she wasn’t teaching marching band, Anna was working with Carolina Crown Drum Corps in Fort Mill, SC. For five years, she had the privilege of being on the administrative team for the drum corps as well as for their indoor winterguard, CrownGUARD, in 2009 and 2010.
Anna worked with the Blythewood High School Blue Legion in 2013 on their visual and design staff. That year the band went on to be the South Carolina 4A Lower State Champions and winning the silver medal in class 4A SC State Championships. Anna also worked with the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association in various roles in 2014 season.
After moving to Texas in the summer of 2014 with her husband and two little girls, Anna now enjoys life as Visual Coordinator for the Klein Collins Tiger Band. She is also a freelance visual coordinator/designer with several bands across the country. She enjoys serving the Tiger Band by working with the directors and students to help develop and expand the visual program for the marching band. Anna also works as a visual instructor for the ensemble.