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December, 20, 2023
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM




High School String Orchestra


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Jason Nicholas Thibodeaux

Performer Details

Performer Bio Synopsis

The Churchill Orchestra is an award-winning performance group. In past years the orchestra has won numerous Sweepstakes and Outstanding Performance awards at U.I.L. Concert and Sightreading. Every year the orchestra performs Tschaikowsky’s Peter and the Wolf for local elementary school students as well as special performances for Title One elementary schools in the Texas Hill Country. In the spring of 2006, the Churchill Orchestra performed a concert titled “Remember the Hero’s” at the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu Hawaii. In the spring of 2008 and 2020, the Churchill Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, toured Austria three times, 2010, 2018 and 2022; and Italy in 2014. The orchestra is very involved in the community and our school. Behind the orchestra is a dedicated and hardworking booster club that supports us in every way.

Winston Churchill High School Orchestra

Conductor's Bio

Jason Thibodeaux is the Winston Churchill High School Director of Orchestras. While under the direction of Mr. Thibodeaux, the Churchill Orchestras have won numerous UIL Concert and Sightreading Sweepstakes. Mr. Thibodeaux has conducted the Churchill Orchestra at the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii, Carnegie Hall in New York City (2008 and 2020), the Austria Tour of 2010, 2018 and 2022 and the Italy Tour of 2014. In January of 2011, the Churchill Symphony performed for the Lila Cockrell Theatre Rededication Ceremony. The Honors Orchestra Performed for the Y.O.S.A. Invitational at the Tobin Center in 2019 and 2023. Mr. Thibodeaux graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in music education. While in college, he toured Switzerland and Scotland with the university’s Symphony and String Quartet. His professional affiliations include memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicator’s Association, Mu Omicron and Texas Orchestra Director’s Association. He is a Past President of the T.O.D.A. Executive Committee. Mr. Thibodeaux has had the privilege of adjudicating many fine orchestras in Texas. He was an officer in the T.M.E.A. Region XII Orchestra Division for 19 years. In 2020 Mr. Thibodeaux was named Director of Distinction by the Texas Orchestra Directors Association. He has taught summer camps for Texas State University , Youth Orchestras of San Antonio and a Clinician for the North East I.S.D. Orchestra Summer Workshop. He has been the guest conductor for San Antonio I.S.D. Middle and High School Honor Orchestras and a Region Clinician/Conductor around the state.

Additional Directors

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John Thornton