Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dragon Trombonist Selected to All-State Jazz

Carroll Jazz Band Director David Lown announced Tuesday, Nov. 13 that student Jared Neeley was selected to the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble.

The All-State group itself is comprised of only 20 students from around the State and Neeley won one of those spots. Neeley is a Carroll ISD senior. He plays trombone.

Carroll ISD band students also ranked highly in the overall competition results. Students names and rankings are listed below:

2012-2013 All-State Jazz Rankings

  • Tanner Deters – Alto Sax – 6th
  • Tien Tran – Alto Sax – 21st
  • Adam Horne – Trumpet – 19th
  • Jared Neeley – Trombone – 3rd and selected to the All-State Jazz Ensemble
  • Kenny Martin – Piano – 3rd
  • Ammar Ansari – Guitar 14th
  • Stephen Ma – Drums – 15th