Sarah Chae – Flute
Dominique Reilly – Flute
Annie Henneke – Oboe
Annie Henneke, a native Houstonian, has performed the position of English Horn/3rd Oboe in the Baton Rouge Symphony since September 2009. In addition to her tenure in Baton Rouge, Miss Henneke has performed with the: Houston Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, San Antonio Symphony, Shreveport Symphony and New World Symphony.
Annie attended the Tanglewood Music Festival as a fellowship recipient. While at Tanglewood, she performed André Previn’s “Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon” with Mr. Previn. Other summer activities include performances in the National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, Chautauqua Music Festival, Banff Centre, and the Texas Music Festival.Read more
Annie Henneke received her graduate degree from Rice University and undergraduate from Arizona State University. Her principal teachers include: Anne Leek, Erin Hannigan, Robert Atherholt, Martin Schuring and Dan Stolper with additional studies with John Ferrillo, Mark Ostoich and Richard Killmer.
Naho Zhu – Bassoon
Brandy Dawson – Clarinet
Celeste Markey – Clarinet
Brad Fryou – Saxophone
Bradley Fryou holds a BMA from Sam Houston State University, where he studied Saxophone Performance under the direction of Dr. Scott Plugge and Dr. Masahito Sugihara. He has been involved in several music groups, including a competitive saxophone quartet which has performed at TMEA, as well as various independent music projects for which he currently works. Although he only began work as a private lesson/masterclass instructor in 2013, Bradley has had the privilege of working with numerous region, area, and all-state band qualifiers in both the individual, and the small-group setting.
Megan Rees – Trumpet
Jon Morales – Trumpet
Jonathan Morales is currently pursuing a bachelor’s of arts from the Moore’s School of Music at the University of Houston. Jonathan currently studies trumpet with affiliate artist Mr. James Austin. In 2016 he received a bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science with a specialization in Health Science. He has performed with the Crossmen and Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the UH Symphonic Winds Ensemble. Jonathan is a brother of the Omicron Upsilon chapter of Phi Mu Alpha. After completing his degree, Jonathan plans on pursuing a career as a music educator. His hobbies include bicycling and playing with his puppy, Spaghetti.
Ronnie Todd – Horn
Ronald Todd holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Lamar University and has completed additional graduate study at The University of Texas at Austin, The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and The University of North Texas.
In addition to his career in music education, Mr. Todd is active as a conductor, band clinician, private teacher, consultant, adjudicator, performer, arranger and music performance contractor. He is a performing musician on French horn and electric bass, having performed with wide variety of musicians including Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra, The Symphony of Southeast Texas and Joe Burgstaller, former principal trumpet of the Canadian Brass.Click here to Read More
Ronald made his international performance debut in 2003 as featured French horn soloist with the University of the Yucatan Orchestra in Mexico. He has served as volunteer principal horn and assistant conductor of the St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Orchestra in Katy for the past ten years. In 2008, he performed as featured horn soloist with the St. Peter’s chancel choir at the International Convention of the United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He traveled throughout Europe as a staff member and performer with the Star of Texas Musical Ambassadors Band and Choir during the summer of 2009.
Mr. Todd retired from full-time teaching in May of 2012, having served as a highly successful head band director for thirty-two years. He led award-winning band programs in the Angleton, Katy, Stafford, Humble, Kirbyville and Nederland school districts of Texas. He also served as Director of Bands at Tyler Jr. College and the University of Texas at Tyler from 1994-2003. He now works as part-time band director at Pin Oak Middle School in Houston ISD, in addition to his professional activities.
Todd’s current professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association and Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He is a former member of the College Band Directors National Association and the National Association of Military Marching Bands. He served as president of the Texas Community College Band Directors Association from 1998-2000. He also served as president of the Eta Mu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia professional music fraternity at Lamar University and was awarded an honorary life membership by Kappa Kappa Psi honorary band fraternity.
During the 2015-2016 academic year Ronald serves as a clinician/consultant in the Alief, Cypress-Fairbanks, Lamar Consolidated, Katy, Fort Bend, Sheldon and Anahuac school districts. He has performed as an electric bassist for musical theatre productions by Fort Bend Theater and the Cinco Ranch High School Bravo Show Choir. Todd also teaches private horn students in the Cypress-Fairbanks, Lamar Consolidated and Fort Bend Independent School Districts.
Mr. Todd lives in Katy with his wife Sandy. Their daughter Molly is a junior at Lamar University, majoring in American Sign Language, while performing with the Marching and Concert Bands. He enjoys fishing, travel, home improvement and many outdoor activities in his leisure time.
Anthony Larson – Trombone
Anthony Larson studied trombone at the High School for the Performing and Visual arts for three years before he began his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Houston in 2012. Anthony will student teach in Clear Creek ISD in the Fall of 2017 and graduate in December of that year with a degree in education. After that, he plans to teach in the Houston general area for a few years and pursue performance in voice and trombone through graduate school.
Nathaniel Davis – Euphonium/Tuba
Zach Bass – Percussion