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9 Students Selected for the TMEA Region 2 Jazz Ensemble

On Saturday, September 14, students from Denton ISD's four comprehensive high school's participated in the Texas Music Educators Assocation Region 2 Jazz Ensemble Auditions among students from all across Region 2 including Lake Dallas, Lewisville, Northwest ISDs and others.

The audition consists of an improvised solo and three prepared etudes selected by TMEA. The students selected to the Region 2 Jazz Ensemble also qualify to audition for the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble, which will take place October 15. 

Denton ISD students were selected for nine of the 20 positions in the Region 2 Jazz Ensemble, the most from any single district. Six of the DISD students are from Denton HS, the most from any single school. The students in the Region 2 Jazz Ensemble have the opportunity to participate in a clinic together on November 15-16 and will perform in a public concert, November 16, at Eaton High School.

Congratulations to these outstanding DISD student musicians! Many thanks to their directors, private lesson teachers, and parents for supporting them in this audition!


Braswell HS 

Aidan Evano, trumpet

Aaron Snipes, Jazz Ensemble Director, BHS Band Director


Denton HS

Mitchell Case, piano

Eric Crenshaw, alto saxophone

Rueben Dean, trombone

Matthew Garcia, tenor saxophone

Simon McClurg, guitar

Owen White, bass

Jesse Woolery, Jazz Ensemble Director, DHS Assistant Band Director


Guyer HS

Adam Whoolery, drums

Oscar Ban, Jazz Ensemble Director, GHS Assistant Band Director


Ryan HS

Gabriel Williams, bass trombone

Juan Nunez, Jazz Ensemble Director, RHS Assistant Band Director