Jazz Students Earn All-Region Jazz Band Spots

Students standing or kneeling with their instruments


GPFAA jazz students competed at the TMEA Region 20 All-Region Jazz tryouts held at Waxahachie HS and earned 10 spots and had 3 additional alternates selected for this honor. Students from over a dozen area schools competed against one another for a spot in one of the two All-Region Jazz Ensembles.

This is a tremendous honor for our GPFAA Jazz students as they will be performing in concert with the All-Region Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, November 17, at Waxahachie HS. Congratulations to the following students for their talent and hard work in achieving this recognition:

Region Jazz Ensemble 1

Douglass Blatt - drums

Astris Monterroso - bass

Diego Salazar - drums

Ryan Silverberg - tenor sax


Region Jazz Ensemble 2

Princess Akoma - bass trombone

Mariah Arceneaux

Ashlee Faires - bass

Gio Ginorio - trumpet

Kennedy Hill - trumpet

Jake Santos - drums



Joseph Get - trumpet

Ashton Morales - piano

Jennifer Okoke - baritone sax