The Bryan High School Vikings announced today the hire of Jason Noyes as school’s next director of bands. Noyes (pronounced “Noise”) comes to Bryan from Tyler’s Robert E. Lee High School, where he has served as associate director of bands since 2006.
In Tyler, Noyes directed the high school’s non-varsity concert band, co-directed the marching band, directed jazz ensembles and also taught beginning trumpet and horn for Moore MST Middle School. Under his leadership, the Robert E. Lee High School band achieved consistent superior ratings at University Interscholastic League (UIL) Marching Contests and Concert & Sight-reading Contests. He helped grow the jazz program to include two big bands and one combo band.
The jazz bands received consistent superior ratings at jazz festivals with 55-60 students being accepted into the high school Texas Music Educators Association all-region band each year. During his tenure, an average of 120 students annually received superior ratings at the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest. His bands consistently achieved top 10 finishes at the Area C Marching Contest (6A).
“In looking at Mr. Noyes’ credentials, right away we were drawn to the fresh perspective, high energy and first division ratings achieved by the school’s bands over many years,” said Bryan High Principal Lane Buban. “His bands are known for excellence in marching, concert band and sight reading, with a statewide reputation for fun, student engagement and positive leadership.”
Noyes, who also lead band-related social media endeavors, banquet programs, fundraisers and other administrative functions, previously served as associate director of bands in Seminole ISD (2004-2006).
His personal accomplishments include serving as the past Region 21 Jazz Chair, member and section leader of the Goin' Band from Raiderland, principal chair of Symphonic Winds, performing with the Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra and marching with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (DCI World Champions in 2003). He performed with the Texas Tech Jazz Ensemble and received the James Sudduth Outstanding Music Education Student Memorial Scholarship in 2002).
Noyes earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Texas Tech University in 2004 and possesses an all-level teacher certification.
He will assume his new role as director of the mighty Viking band this summer.
About the school:
Travis B. Bryan High School opened in 1971 and is named for Travis B. Bryan Jr., a descendant of the family who founded the city, a former school board member and a longtime supporter of the Bryan Vikings. The school enrolls approximately 1,900 students.
Photo: Jason Noyes