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Denton ISD Students Earn 10 of the 20 TMEA All-Region Jazz Ensemble Seats

Denton ISD high school jazz band students participated in the TMEA Region 2 Jazz Ensemble auditions on Saturday, September 18, competing with students from all across Region 2. We are proud to announce that 10 of the 20 positions in the All-Region Jazz Ensemble were awarded to Denton ISD students. These students have the honor of performing with TMEA Region 2 Jazz Ensemble in concert on November 20 at Denton HS. All-Region Jazz Ensemble members also have the opportunity to record an audition for the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble. The All-State results will be announced in late November.

Congratulations to these outstanding Denton ISD students for this honor. Many thanks to their jazz band directors, their private lesson teachers, and their parents for their support.


Braswell HS - Aaron Snipes, Jazz Ensemble Director

Chris Delgado- 1st Chair Alto Sax

Aidan Evano- 1st Chair Trumpet

Palmer Biggers- 2nd Chair Trumpet

Nathan Contreras- 4th Chair Trumpet

Arianna Shepherd- 5th Chair Trumpet

Travis Harris- 1st Chair Trombone

Alain Mpinda- 1st Chair Bass


Denton HS - Jesse Woolery, Jazz Ensemble Director

Maggie Sherman- Bass Trombone

Daniel Wen- Piano


Ryan HS - Jarrod Beard, Jazz Ensemble Director

Jacob Ryter-2nd Chair Alto Sax