October 2, 2012

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas High School Jazz Band Students Selected for 16 Spots in All-Region Jazz Band

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School Band students have been selected to fill sixteen of the twenty available spots in the Texas Music Educators Association Region IV All-Region Jazz Band. Auditions were held September 25 in Mt. Pleasant, TX.

Under the direction of Jazz Band Directors, Don Colquitt and Jay Sutton, THS students earning regional placement are: Drew Daniels – 2nd Chair Drums; Jacob Dowdy – Bass Guitar; Selwin George – 1st Chair Tenor Saxophone and 2nd Chair Alto Saxophone; Brandon Head – 3rd Chair Trumpet; Tyler Hollowell – 1st Chair Tenor Trombone; Drake Hudspeth – 1st Chair Baritone Saxophone; Olivia Landrum – 2nd Chair Tenor Saxophone; Charles Lee – Guitar; Raven Morris – 1st Chair Bass Trombone; Crystal Murphy – 3rd Chair Tenor Trombone; Dametrius Porter – 1st Chair Tenor Saxophone; Shelby Powers – 4th Chair Trumpet; John Reddell – 2nd Chair Trumpet; Zierre Spencer – 1st Chair Drums; Madison Stewart – 5th Chair Trumpet; Morgan Williams – Piano

Members of the All-Region Jazz Band will participate in a public concert which will highlight the musical abilities of the students on Saturday, December 8 in the John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road.

Front Row (Left to Right): Jacob Dowdy, Zierre Spencer, Selwin George, Olivia Landrum, Dametrius Porter, Drake Hudspeth, Drew Daniels, Morgan Williams, Charles Lee
Back Row (Left to Right): Crystal Murphy, Tyler Hollowell, Raven Morris, John Reddell, Madison Stewart, Shelby Powers, Brandon Head


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