Bruce Melville

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  Bruce Melville, Assistant Director of Bands

Bruce Melville is in his sixth year at Taylor High School. Mr. Melville was born in Austin and grew up in San Antonio. He went to school at the University of North Texas, and received a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in Music Theory from the University of Houston.

Mr. Melville plays trombone and played professionally in the Houston area for 28 years and shared the stage with Dennis Dotson, Conrad Herwig, Randy Brecker, Bernadette Peters, Don Henley, and many more. Mr. Melville taught at Katy High School where he was the Director of Jazz Studies for seven years. Recently he moved to the Dallas area and was the Director of Bands at South Grand Prairie High School. Mr. Melville has returned to the Katy area as Associate Director of Bands at Taylor High School, where he conducts the Jazz Band and the Concert Band.

Mr. Melville is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Jazz Educators Association. He is married to Sharlu Melville, and has a daughter, Meredith, who is attending the University of Memphis working on her Masters in Theatre Directing, a son, Patrick, who lives in Busan, South Korea teaching technology at the Busan International School, a daughter-in-law, Haley, and two beautiful granddaughters, Izzy and Ellie. Mr. Melville's hobbies include fishing.

Mr. Melville can be contacted by phone at 281.237.9266 or e-mail at

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