Jacksonville all region band

Making the High School All-Region Band were Caitlyn Wise, Sarah Ousley, Laura Nunnally, Andrea McCuistion, Niki Pierce, Jose Barrientos, Dusten Hubard, Kaley Lybrand, Gary Swindler, Chelsea Williams, Libby Ross, Andy Melvin, Joseph Sotelo, Juan Ornelas, Terrence Boykin, Joseph Villavisencio, Preston Parker,and Jonathan Bullock.

Special to the Progress

TYLER – The Jacksonville High School Band participated in the recent Texas Music Educators Association Region 21 All-Region Band auditions held at Tyler Junior College.

The event was hosted by Tom Mensch, TJC band director and was organized and supervised by TMEA region band chairman Mike Bullock from Jacksonville High School.  The two day competition included 800 students from about 20 East Texas high schools.

The All-Region High School Band will perform in concert Jan. 15 at Stephen F. Austin State University at 5pm.

The All-Region Freshman Band will perform on Jan. 20 at Hallsville High School.

Band directors at Jacksonville High School are Mike Bullock and Ray Vardaman  Middle School Directors are Aaron Rettig and Christina Clifton.

Many JHS band students were selected for All-Region and All-Area honors including eight that qualified to try out for the TMEA All-State band on January 6th.  Those eight were Caitlyn Wise, Sarah Ousley, Niki Pierce, Jose Barrientos, Gary Swindler, Libby Ross, Andy Melvin and Joseph Villavisencio.