PRESS RELEASE


September 29, 2017

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

Texas High School Band Students Selected to Fill Seven Spots for TMEA Jazz Band

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School Band students have been selected to fill seven of the twenty available spots in the Texas Music Educators Association Region IV All-Region Jazz Band. Auditions were held September 19 in Texarkana, TX.

Under the direction of Jazz Band Directors, John Loanzon and Leslie Loanzon, THS students earning regional placement are: Craig Crawford – 1st Chair Alto Sax; Kyasia Hawkins – 1st Chair – Tenor Sax; Marquez Roach – 2nd Chair Drums; Connor Corbett – 2nd Chair – Tenor Sax; Spencer Havel – 2nd Chair – Trombone; Colin Runnels – 2nd Chair – Trumpet; A.J. Reed – 3rd Chair – Trumpet.

Additionally, Craig Crawford and Colin Runnels qualified for the TMEA Area Jazz Band.

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 9.

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PICTURED (Left to Right)
Marquez Roach, Connor Corbett, Spencer Havel, Craig Crawford, Kyasia Hawkins,
AJ Reed, Colin Runnels

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