Seven members of the Rockwall High School Jazz Band won chairs in the Region 25 All Region Jazz Auditions at McKinney North High School on Wednesday, September 21. Riley Stewart, Nick Messick, Aren Moore, Alex King, Ryan Rohde, James Matthews, and Trey Efeney won seven of the twenty-one chairs that make up the Region 25 Jazz Band. Rockwall High School has more students represented in the group than any other Region 25 school. The Region 25 Jazz Band will present their annual concert at McKinney North High School at 5 p.m. on November 19. The concert is free and open to the public.
RHS All Region Jazz students will be joined by RHS senior Brendon Vera and advance to the TMEA Area C Jazz recorded auditions which will be held at McKinney North. This is the final stop on the road to the Texas All State Jazz Band.
Last year, two members of the RHS Jazz Band earned chairs in the TMEA All State Jazz Band. Those students are Nick Messic and Nathan Mathura who graduated in 2016.
Pictured from left to right: Riley Stewart (Tenor Saxophone), Nick Messick (Piano), Aren Moore (Alto Saxophone), Alexander King (Trumpet), Ryan Rohde (Trumpet), James Matthews (Drums), Trey Efeney (Bass Guitar).