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Half of the TMEA All-Region Jazz Ensemble from Denton ISD

Congratulations, 2017-18 All-Region Jazz Ensemble Members!


On Saturday, Sept. 9, musicians from the 5A and 6A high schools in Region 2, including Denton ISD, Lake Dallas ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Northwest ISD, auditioned for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-Region Jazz Ensemble.


Denton ISD had ten students selected for positions in the All-Region Jazz Ensemble, making up half of the 20-member group. Denton High had seven students selected including Gabriel Aponte on bass; Douglas Aubrey on drums; Jonathan Bennett on trombone; Mitchell Case on piano; Josue Cazco-Mantilla on tenor saxophone; Eric Crenshaw on alto saxophone; and Joel Garcia-bass trombone. Ryan High had three students selected including Tyren Davis-trombone; Liam Dooley-baritone saxophone; and Luke Owens-trumpet.


These students now qualify to audition in October for the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble, and have the honor of performing in concert with the All-Region Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Northwest High in Justin.


Mr. Jesse Woolery is the Denton High Jazz Band Director. Ms. Jessica Watts is the Ryan High Jazz Band Director.