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CONGRATULATIONS !!!

  • January 2015: Congratulations to the JET Band Color Guard for placing 2nd at the Texas Color Guard Competition in Pearland, Texas on Saturday, January 24th.

    Please support these very talented young women and watch them compete in upcoming events. The Color Guard competitions are listed on the Charms calendar and they are also listed below:

    • Saturday, February 28th at Katy High School
    • Saturday, March 28th at Morton Ranch High School
    • Saturday, April 11th at Texas A&M University

  • January 2015: Congratulations to all 18 JET Band students that represented us at the TMEA Area F auditions on Saturday, January 10th. The following students made All-State:

    Jo Alanis (11) 1st chair piccolo
    David Clark (11) 3rd chair bassoon
    Patrick Guzman (12) 5th chair clarinet (2nd year to make all-state)
    Waqar Khan (12) 1st chair tuba

    These four students will join Luis Rangel (12), who already made All-State on Jazz trombone, in San Antonio in February to perform at the TMEA Convention.

  • December 2014: We had 24 band students make Region Band. Please congratulate:

    Kobie Abram (9) 2nd chair trumpet, advanced to Area
    Jo Alanis (11) 1st chair piccolo
    Trey Barker (11) 3rd chair percussion, advanced to Area
    Matthew Chen (10) 4th chair percussion, advanced to Area
    Daniel Clapp (11) 14th chair trombone
    David Clark (11) 1st chair bassoon
    Carol Cox (11) 2nd chair bassoon
    Gerardo Cruz (11) 4th chair clarinet, advanced to Area
    Landon Ellis (12) 2nd chair alto clarinet, advanced to Area
    Samuel Gazaw (11) 4th chair tuba, advanced to Area
    Patrick Guzman (12) 1st chair clarinet
    Jayne Hubscher (11) 3rd chair tenor sax
    Waqar Khan (12) 2nd chair tuba
    Angela Lin (10) 12th chair clarinet, advanced to Area
    Daniel Moreira (9) 4th chair oboe, advanced to Area
    Joshua Nahm (9) 9th chair percussion
    Jacob Ottmer (12) 2nd chair percussion, advanced to Area
    Joey Park (12) 3rd chair clarinet, advanced to Area
    Steven Place (12) 3rd chair trombone
    Luis Rangel (12) 1st chair trombone
    Garrett Reid (10) 15th chair percussion
    Sebastian Sarre (9) 14th chair trumpet
    Emily Saunders (12) 4th chair alto sax
    Christopher Thang (9) 13th chair clarinet, advanced to Area

    We also had 11 freshmen make the Freshman Region Band. Please congratulate:

    Sabrina Allard 1st chair f horn
    Zach Berner 5th chair f horn
    Hailey Goldman 5th chair tuba
    Kristen Habicht 4th chair flute
    Joseph Kusko 7th chair f horn
    Mikaela McCarthy 7th chair clarinet
    Michael McKinsey 5th chair trumpet
    Elaine Mo 3rd chair flute
    Ryan Neff 6th chair trumpet
    Jonah Samuels 6th chair percussion
    Gard Sandbakk 3rd chair euphonium

    We already have 7 band students that qualified for Area at the Orchestra auditions in November (see below); this weekend we had 11 more band students qualify for Area. The 18 band students that qualified for Area will audition for an All-State spot on January 10th at Lamar University in Beaumont.

  • November 2014: Congratulations to the 15 JET Band students who auditioned for and made one of the two Region 23 Orchestras. The Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra performed concerts November 23, 2014 at Seven Lakes High School. These students represented the JET Band and Taylor High School at the highest level and we are very proud of their accomplishments.

    Kobie Abram Trumpet Philharmonic
    Jo Alanis Piccolo Symphony, advanced to Area
    Matthew Chen Percussion Philharmonic
    David Clark Bassoon Symphony, advanced to Area
    Carol Cox Bassoon Symphony, advanced to Area
    Gerardo Cruz Bb Clarinet Philharmonic
    Patrick Guzman Bb Clarinet Symphony, advanced to Area
    Waqar Khan Tuba Symphony, advanced to Area
    Sara McGee Oboe Philharmonic
    Derek Mossop Percussion Symphony, advanced to Area
    Jacob Ottmer Percussion Symphony
    Joey Park Bb Clarinet Philharmonic
    Steven Place Trombone Symphony, advanced to Area
    Luis Rangel Trombone Symphony (*)
    Sebastian Sarre Trumpet Philharmonic

    The seven students who advanced to the Area auditions get to try out for the TMEA All-State Orchestra.

    (*) Note that Luis Rangel did not advance to Area because he already made the TMEA All-State Jazz Band.


  • September 2014: Congratulations to the 16 JET Band students who tried out September 30th in the Region 23 Jazz Band Audition. These students represented the JET Band and Taylor High School at the highest level and we are very proud of their accomplishments.

    Matthew Chapin Jayne Hubscher Torrey Kramer Josh Matthews
    Eric McAllister Connor McClain Ryan Neff Cavan Phillips
    Steven Place Luis Rangel Timothy Ratliff Snorre Sandbakk
    Emily Saunders Christian Spieldenner Nicholas Summerfield Kelsey Wells

    Five of these students earned a spot in one of the two Region 23 jazz ensembles:

    Josh Matthews Drums Jazz Ensemble #2
    Steven Place Trombone Jazz Ensemble #1
    Luis Rangel Trombone Jazz Ensemble #1
    Timothy Ratliff Trumpet Jazz Ensemble #2
    Christian Spieldenner Trumpet Jazz Ensemble #2

    Steven Place and Luis Rangel qualified for Area Jazz, which means they get to try out for the TMEA All-State Jazz Band.


  • September 2014: Band parent Lars Sandbakk wrote an excellent article for the Norwegians in Texas Expat Magazine about his family's experience with the JET Band after moving to Texas three years ago. Click here to read the article.

 


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