DHS Band – 81 Students Make All Region

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Continuing a tradition of excellence, congratulations are in order for the Duncanville ISD Band Program after recent All-Region Band auditions. Our district boasts 81 members in the three All-Region Bands. According to Director of Bands Jeff King, Duncanville ISD had more All-Region students than any other district in the South Zone Region. This year also marked the highest number of district students to make these bands within the past five years.

After the All-Region announcement, 35 of the 81 advanced to Pre-Area auditions. Nineteen then advanced to Area D auditions, and two Duncanville ISD band members were named Texas All-State students. Congratulations to clarinetists Jazmin Yuen and John Justus! You can hear all 81 district All-Region musicians in concert on Friday, January 20 in a free performance beginning at 7:00 pm in the DHS Alexander Auditorium. This year’s clinicians are Scott Stewart, Director of Bands from Emory University; retired Houston band director Merlin Patterson; and Danny Prado, retired band director from Grapevine.

Click here for a complete list of All-Region qualifiers.