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December, 18, 2024
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM




High School Concert Band


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Aaron Brown

Performer Details

Performer Bio Synopsis

The Dawson Eagle Band is comprised of approximately 300 wind, percussion and color guard students from many diverse cultures and various socio-economic backgrounds. The program is divided into four ability-based performance groups, percussion ensemble classes, a jazz band, and a color guard class. All groups are provided a variety of performance opportunities geared towards developing well-rounded musicians. The Dawson Wind Ensemble continues to establish itself as one of the top performing ensembles in Texas. In 2022, the ensemble placed 4th in the Texas Honor Band process performing works by Aaron Copland (Emblems) and Shostakovich (October, Op. 131). They were recognized as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence Wind Band competition (2022 & 2023) and were invited to perform at the 2023 Texas Association of School Administrators Conference.

Dawson High School Wind Ensemble

Conductor's Bio

Aaron Brown is currently in his sixth year as the Director of Bands at Dawson High School. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston where he studied instrumental pedagogy with Eddie Green and French horn with Mr. Philip Stanton. Before coming to Dawson, Mr. Brown taught at Truitt middle school with Mary Running and at Friendswood high school with Gregory Dick. While an assistant director at Friendswood, Mr. Brown conducted groups at the Midwest Clinic, and the 2006 and 2010 TMEA Conventions. The Friendswood High School marching band was a finalist at the UIL State Marching Band Contest six times and earned the silver medal in 2003, 2005 and 2009. Mr. Brown moved to Dawson High School in the Fall of 2018. Under his direction, the Dawson Marching Band has been a consistent participant in the UIL State Marching Contest, and was a BOA Regional Finalist in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The Dawson Wind Ensemble was a 2022 and 2023 National winner in the Mark of Excellence Wind Band Honors and placed fourth in the 2022 TMEA Honor Band competition. Mr. Brown is an active adjudicator and clinician in and around Houston and serves as the Region 19 Texas Bandmasters Association representative. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Adjudicators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. Mr. Brown and his wife Anna reside in Pearland with their children Cade and Macy, dog Miley, and tortoise Prescott.

Additional Directors

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Emelia Hedden

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Dominique McCray

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Louis Boldrighini