Directors

Meet the CRHS Cougar Band Directors!!

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IMG_4985zRay Jones

Email: rayhjones@katyisd.org

Ray Jones is currently the Director of Bands at Cinco Ranch High School, where his responsibilities include Directing the Cougar Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, The Cinco Ranch Musical, and co-directing the Cinco Ranch Symphony Orchestra. Under his direction, Cinco Ranch High School ensembles have experienced a high level of success. The students in Mr. Jones’ ensembles work very hard to perform a high level of literature while having a great experience doing it.

Primary Instrument: Tuba

Professional History:

2002-2005 Gentry Middle School – Baytown, TX Band Director

2000-2002 Lomax Junior High School – La Porte, TX Band Director

Education:

1998 University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS Bachelor of Music Education

2000 University of Colorado – Boulder, CO Master of Music

Awards:

Graduate Assistantship at the University of Colorado

Guest artist for the 2001 International Tuba & Euphonium Conference in Lahti, Finland

First Prize, 2000 International Tuba & Euphonium Conference’s International Quartet Competition, in Regina, Canada

Winner, 1997 University of Southern Mississippi Band Concerto Competition

First Prize, 1997 Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Brass State Level (MS) Competition

1994 member of Brass Theatre with Star of Indiana and the Canadian Brass

1993 Texas All State Band

Performed with the Meridian, Mobile, Boulder and Colorado Symphonies

Hobbies: Staying active, enjoying friends and family, running, teaching Great Danes to play the triangle, and loving his amazing wife.

dannyDanny Rivera

Email: danielrivera@katyisd.org

Mr. Rivera is currently the Assistant Band Director of Cinco Ranch High School, where his responsibilities include working with the percussion ensembles, percussion students, directing the Concert 1 Band and the Jazz Ensemble. He is also the marching percussion coordinator for the Cinco Ranch Drumline and is an assistant director of the award-winning Cougar Marching Band.

Primary Instrument: Percussion

Professional History:

-Tuloso-Midway High School, Corpus Christi, Texas (July 1998-July 2002)

Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Director

-Mayde Creek High School/Mayde Creek Junior High Katy, Texas (July 2002-July 2011)

Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Director

-Cinco Ranch High School, Katy, Texas (July 2011-Present)

Assistant Director of Bands/Percussion Director

Education: 1997 Texas State University, BS Music Education

Hobbies: Spending time with family, biking during the summer, watching the Houston Astros and Houston Texans play or any good college football game and doing absolutely nothing when possible

 

roryRory Davis

Email: roryldavis@katyisd.org

Rory Davis is in his 24th year as a music educator and is his 1st year as Associate Director of Bands primary responsibilities include director of Symphonic band and Concert 2 ensembles, assisting with all other performing groups within the program.
Mr. Davis received his B. Mus. from Sam Houston State University. Prior to his appointment at CRHS, his ensembles have received state and national recognition, including three performance invitations to the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL; Overall Outstanding Band Awards at numerous band festivals, and including consecutive Sweepstakes Awards in the Texas U.I.L. band evaluation for CRJH band from the inception of the program. Additionally, , the Cinco Ranch JH Honors Band was a multiple TMEA State Honor Band finalist, including two top five rankings and the program was awarded the awarded the prestigious Sudler Silver Cup by the John Philip Sousa Foundation in recognition of one of the most outstanding junior high band programs in the United States.

Having taught at every socio-economic level, grades 3-12,  and various demographic populations, Rory realizes his talent is a God given gift and his calling to teach extends beyond the classroom. His life is dedicated to serving and he is actively involved as a worship Pastor/teacher, and is the facilitator for the Fellowship of Christian Musicians Texas (FCM). Mr. Davis maintains a very active clinician and adjudicator schedule throughout the state. His music affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi and The Fellowship of Christian Musicians. He has been married for 21 years to Stephanie and has two children, Noah and Naya [Ny-ah].

Primary Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Professional History: 

Associate Director of Bands, Cinco Ranch HS (2017)

Director of Bands, Cinco Ranch JH (2001 – 2017)

 Elkins High School, Ft. Bend ISD, Assistant Band Director (2000-2001)

First Colony Middle School, Ft. Bend ISD, Assistant Band Director (1996-2000)

G.L. Wiley Middle School, Director of Bands (1994 – 1996)

Assistant Band Director, Rosebud HS, Rosebud – Lott ISD (1993 – 1994)

Education: 1993 Sam Houston State University, B. Mus. Music Education

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