High schools place eight on TMEA all-region jazz ensemble
Denton ISD jazz programs accounted for eight
spots on the Texas Music Educators Association’s Region 2 5A/6A Jazz Ensemble,
meaning district students will account for almost half of the 20 selections.
Denton High School led the way with six
selections, while Ryan and Guyer high schools each accounted for one members.
These students included: Michael Baylock, Denton High, bass; Jonathan Bennett,
Denton High, trombone; Mitchell Case, Denton High, piano; Josue Cazco, Denton
High, tenor saxophone; Joe Heffley, Denton High, baritone saxophone; Max Scalf,
Denton High, alto saxophone; Grayson Spradlin, Guyer High, tenor saxophone;
Luke Owens, Ryan High, trumpet.
As a result of their spots on the
regional jazz band, the eight musicians will now record performances for
potential positions on the all-state band. Each of the participants will also
take part in a special clinic and concert on Nov. 19 at Eaton High School in
This marks the third consecutive year
that Denton ISD has placed multiple students from its high schools on the TMEA
All Region Ensemble. The jazz band directors at the three participating high schools
are Jesse Woolery, Denton High; Tyler Brinkman, Guyer High; and Eddy Russell,
For more information about jazz studies
within Denton ISD please contact David McCullar, fine arts director, by phone
at 940-369-0076 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denton Independent School District
Denton ISD Central Offices 1307 N. Locust St. ∣ Denton, TX 76201