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A graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, JaRod Hall is an active performer, educator, and composer/arranger in the DFW metroplex. Upon graduation, he immediately served as interim assistant band director at Berkner HS in Richardson, Texas. There he was in charge of the Concert Band I, assisted with both jazz ensembles, and instructed two beginner brass classes at Forestridge and Richland elementary schools. Under his direction and with the help of a very supportive staff, Berkner’s CB 1 earned sweepstakes in the 2015 UIL Concert and Sightreading contest.
JaRod has been a part of many ensembles such as the North Texas Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, 3 O’ Clock Lab Band, Carrollton Wind Symphony, Metropolitan Winds, and during his time in high school the Texas All-State Symphonic Band (2007 – 09) and Jazz Band (2010). In 2013 he served as Drum Major for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in San Antonio, Texas for their show Protest. In the summer of 2014, JaRod was fortunate to be chosen for the Disneyland All-American College Band, a marching/jazz based 21-member ensemble selected from the finest collegiate musicians in the country. It was through this program that he truly learned the profound effect music can have on our lives.
JaRod's composition medium of choice is the concert band; however, he has had works performed from various ensembles, including the Disneyland All-American College Band, UNT vocal group "The Green Tones", the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band, the UNT Basketball Band, the Carrollton Wind Symphony, Wakeland High School Wind Symphony and Concert Bands, and the Griffin Middle School Symphonic Band. JaRod has been arranging music for the Green Brigade perennially since 2013.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
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