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December, 16, 2021
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM


W 192


Ronnie Rios

Ronnie Rios

Jazz Education, a Teacher’s College to Getting “It” in Your Band Hall

Clinic Synopsis:

The clinic will offer instructional strategies on developing a jazz program in your school as well as refining existing programs.

Ronnie Rios - Biographical Information

Ronnie Rios is a multi Grammy Nominated Music Educator. As Director of Bands at Harlingen High School for 21 years, all Six Concert Bands received consistent UIL Sweepstakes Awards, State and National awards and All-State Band and Jazz Band Students. The Marching Band made 11 consecutive appearances at the Texas State Marching Band Championships, qualifying every opportunity since 1998. The Concert Band advanced to the Texas 6A Honor Band Finals consistently finishing as high as 9th. The Jazz Ensemble has received consistent Best in Class and numerous “Outstanding Band of the Festival” awards. His Jazz Ensembles have performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago three times. HHS was named the TMEA Invited Jazz Ensemble performing at the state convention. HHS was even named the Texas Bandmasters Association “Exemplary High School Band Program of the Year.” He is also a recent recipient of the Texas Bandmasters Association "Meritorious Achievement Award."