PRESS RELEASE


September 29, 2017

Todd Marshall
Director of Communications,
Marketing and Development
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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