Welcome to Concert Band and Jazz Band.
Degrees and Certifications:
Stephen F. Austin State University-Bachelor's Degree in Music Education Stephen F. Austin State University-Master's Degree in Music Performance Southern Methodist University-Performance Diploma
Mr. Jarrod Beard
Mr. Jarrod Beard is an Assistant Director of Bands at Rockwall High School. This will be Mr. Beard’s fourth year as a director in Rockwall ISD. He teaches both jazz bands and the concert band while also assisting with Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band. Under Mr. Beard's direction, the Concert band has received superior ratings consistently on their UIL stage performances and also received the "Sweepstakes" award in 2019. Mr. Beard also led the RHS Jazz 1 to the Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio after earning the Invited Jazz Band for 2018. Both Jazz bands have placed highly at the prestigious Texas Christian University Jazz Festival during Mr. Beard's tenure. He was also the Region 3 Jazz II clinician in the fall of 2017.
Mr. Beard received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He also holds a Performance Diploma from Southern Methodist University. While at SFA and SMU, Mr. Beard participated in the Lumberjack Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Swingin’ Axes and Aces Jazz Bands, Orchestra, and Brass Quintets.
Mr. Beard and his wife, Megan, live in Forney, Texas with their son, Jacob, and their two dogs, Delilah and Claire. When they have free time they enjoy traveling, working in their yard, taking their dogs on walks, and being around friends and family.
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8:40-9:25 - Jazz 1
9:30-11:05 - Concert Band
11:10-12:40 - Wind Ensemble (assist)
12:40-1:10 - Lunch
1:15-2:55 - Symphonic Band (assist)
3:00-3:50 - Jazz 2