Concert Program - Nov 13, 2022

By (19xx); Arr.
By (19xx); Arr.

Our Love is Here to Stay
By George & Ira Gershwin – from The Goldwyn Follies (1938); Arr. Scott Arcangel

Social Call
By Gigi Gryce and John Hendricks (1955); Arr. Scott Arcangel

The Snake
By Oscar Brown Jr. (1963); Arr. Paul Westbrook

New York State of Mind
By Billy Joel (1976); Arr. Scott Arcangel

America the Beautiful
By Katharine Lee Bates & Samual A. Ward (1910); Arr. Scott Arcangel

Solo or Small Group Tune?


Joy Spring
By Clifford Brown (1954) & John Hendricks (1985); Arr. Scott Arcangel

I’ve Got A Crush on You
By George & Ira Gershwin – from Treasure Girl (1928) & Strike Up the Band (1930); Arr. Dave Barduhn

Sweet Georgia Brown
By Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, and Kenneth Casey (1925); Arr. Marty Paich 

Guest Artist - Alexis Cole

It’s fitting that Alexis is our guest artist for Veterans Day weekend. She may be the most talented singer to ever hold a top-secret military clearance. She was the featured vocalist for seven years with the U.S. Army's West Point Jazz Knights.

Alexis was born in New York and raised in South Florida. Directly after college, she was an AmeriCorps volunteer for one year, and then went to study music in Mumbai, India with the Jazz India Vocal Institute. She also traveled extensively in Europe, busking and hitchhiking. She is currently based in New York City and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Blue Note.

Texins Jazz Band

The Texins Jazz Band is a full 18-piece big band based in Dallas, TX. The band is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. From 1986-2019 the band operated as The Texas Instruments Jazz Band and was organized through the Texins Association (Dallas, Texas) of Texas Instruments. The Texins Association ceased operation in 2019 and the band became the Texins Jazz Band in 2020. The majority of band members have STEM based degrees and careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

The group formed in the summer of 1986, sparked by an ad placed in a TI company newspaper. The band quickly reached a sustainable level and has remained active since its inception. Almost everyone played in high school and/or college and is glad to have an outlet to continue to study and play jazz. The band rehearses every Tuesday night at Dallas College, Richland Campus.

Texins Jazz Band Roster

Director: Bill Centera

Paul Westbrook (President) - B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Alejandro Vera - M.S. Electrical Engineering
Gerry Burnham - Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Kevin Kraus – B.S. Electrical Engineering
Tom Hilbun (Secretary) - B.S. Chemical Engineering

Bryan Campbell - MBA (MIS)
Kenn Finn– Bachelor of Arts
Harold Davis (Treasurer) - B.S. Electrical Engineering
Ken Kunz – Instructional Designer, Jack Henry & Assoc.

Rob Jonas - Medicaid Biller - Texas Health Resources
Andrew Kortze – B.S. Electrical Engineering
Gary Pearce - M.S. Applied Math; B.S. Elec Engr
Fred Marinko - Owner of Graytex Papers
Dennis Doane - Distinguished Member TI Tech Staff

Bill Sallee (bass) – M.S. Electrical Engineering
Terry Bartlett (guitar) - M.S. Electrical Engineering
Mark Noethen (piano) - M.S. in Optical Engineering
Hope Archer (drums) – M.S. Occupational Safety and Health

Nicole Bernard – B.S. Advertising - Business

GDYO Jazz Orchestra

Founded in 1972, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing music education and performance opportunities that foster musical excellence, cultivate learning, encourage creativity, inspire self-motivation, and develop social skills. GDYO has grown from a single orchestra of 35 members to a program of over 450 talented musicians, ages 6 to 18. GDYO ensembles include the flagship ensemble: Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, Philharmonic, Sinfonietta, Dallas String Ensemble, Young Performers Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Flute Choir, the GDYO jazz combo and the GDYO Jazz Orchestra. GDYO students come from over 150 different schools from 50 different communities.

While participation in GDYO ensembles is tuition-based, the organization has a long-standing commitment to making its programs available to all qualified musicians; scholarship assistance is available, and no qualified student will be denied an opportunity to participate because of financial need. For more than 50 years, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra has provided wholesome, challenging opportunities for this special group of young musicians who, in turn, enrich the cultural life of our city and carry the cultural riches of Dallas wherever they travel.

GDYO 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75219
P: 214.528.7747 E: W: 

GDYO Roster

Director: Kris Berg

Nicollo Boselli (alto)
Kaden Nathani (alto)
Matteo Dhoe (tenor)
Davis Miller (tenor)
Armaan Bahl (bari)

Dominic Mauriello
Alex Heidelbaugh
George Ferrell

Jackson Iseneker
Mitchell McCollom
Maxwell Moore
Jonah Vuong

Aubrey Johnson (Bass)
Calvin Roth (Guitar)
Dylan James Shaw (Piano)
Carlee Morales (Drums)

Past Programs

2020 - current
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