Randall “Randy” Leifeste, New Braunfels HS former Unicorn Band Director died at 66

Former Unicorn Band Director Randy Leifeste dead at 66. What happened? Learn more about Randy Leifeste obituary and death

Randy Leifeste Death – New Braunfels High School former Unicorn Band Director Randy Leifeste has passed away. Randall Ray “Randy” Leifeste was announced dead on Saturday, the 12th of August 2023 in San Marcos, Texas. He died at the age of 66. Randy’s family is saddened by his passing but finds solace in the knowledge that he found ultimate joy upon meeting his Lord Jesus in person.

He was a genealogy enthusiast and family historian, curating an extensive collection of family photos. Randy cherished his roots in Mason County, Texas, spending time on the family ranch, sharing stories, and building memories with his children and grandchildren.

Who was Randy Leifeste?

Randy was born June 20, 1957, in New Braunfels, Texas to Maurice Leifeste and Beth (Leifeste) Alm. He joined his older brother, David, and the family was later completed by the arrival of his younger brother, Brian.

Randy was a 1975 graduate of New Braunfels High School and a proud member of the NBHS Unicorn Band. He then attended college at Texas Tech University where he was a member of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland.

Randy pursued a career in music education after graduating in 1979, teaching bands and students of various ages across Texas. He worked at several schools including Mason High School, Lufkin Junior High East, Smithson Valley High School, and New Braunfels High School.

After retiring from public education, he directed fine arts at San Marcos Academy, continued teaching private brass lessons, judging band contests, and sharing his expertise with local programs. He had a special fondness for beginner band students and aimed to instil music appreciation and fun.

Randy was an active member of First United Methodist Church-San Marcos, where he showcased his singing talent alongside his wife Jody on piano. He also performed with the New Braunfels Community Chorale. His interests included pickleball, deer feeding, crafting woodwork art, college football, and supporting the Houston Astros and San Antonio Missions.

Randy Leifeste obituary

Randy’s Celebration of Life and Resurrection will be held at First United Methodist Church-San Marcos, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 2pm. For those unable to attend, a recording will be made available through the church’s YouTube channel. The family will have a private interment at Art West Cemetery in Art, Texas at a later date. Instead of flowers, donations can be made to the Nick and Randy Leifeste Memorial Scholarship Fund held at the New Braunfels Community Foundation.

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