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

Primary Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Professional History:

Education: 2012 Sam Houston State University, BME Music Education

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