Jeremiah Armstrong is a senior education major from West Columbia Texas. He has been a member of the Lumberjack Marching Band, SFA Trombone Choir, Concert Band and Wind Symphony through the university. Outside of college, he participates in Drum Corps during the summer (Guardians 17’ & Bluecoats 18’). He attended West Columbia High School and participated in ATSSB region and state solo and ensemble as well as serving as the drum major. He plans on being a high school band director and eventually go on to graduate school for a masters in conducting.
Eliazar Yanez is a Sophomore Music Education Major at Stephen F. Austin State University. He has performed in many different ensembles including Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and currently with the Sophomore Quartet. He is also in jazz band where he played for the Swingin’ Aces and is in the Lumberjack Marching Band. Eliazar attended Nacogdoches High School and has received multiple solo & ensemble awards and has earned multiple places in the UIL All-Region 21 competition. One of his favorite memories at SFA was his first time soloing in a performance in jazz band, it was a major break-through for his confidence in playing.
Brittany Perez, junior
Tyler Phelps is a senior music education major from DeKalb, Texas. He has performed with the SFA Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra of the Pines, Roarin’ Buzzsaws, and the Lumberjack Marching Band in his time at SFA. He is a member of the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa and also one of the band managers employed by our band department, and he enjoys doing whatever he can to help out the band program. He enjoys everything the faculty at SFA have done to help become a better player and teacher!
Caleb Miller is a sophopmore music education major from Hurst, Texas. He performs with the SFA Symphonic band, Lumberjack Marching Band, and the trombone choir. He enjoys working with the faculty and students at SFA to further improve himself as a student and as a performer. What Caleb loves about SFA school of music is how the faculty and students inspire all and share a wealth of knowledge.
Erin Michaels is a junior math major at SFA from Schertz, Tx. She has performed with the Symphonic Band, Lumberjack Marching Band, Trombone Choir, and the Roaring Buzzsaws Pep Band. She is also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, a music service fraternity. After graduation she hopes to be a high school math teacher. She loves the sense of community that SFA has. This sense of community has allowed her to form long lasting friendships, especially with those in the trombone choir.
Jacob Samford is a senior music education major from Tenaha Texas. He has been in the Wind Symphony, Symphonic band, Swingin’ Axes and Aces, The Lumberjack Marching Band, and Trombone Choir. He attended high school at Tenaha ISD where he was an ATSSB All-State trombonist for two years, as well as making state solo and ensemble. His favorite thing about being a music major is how nice and helpful the faculty are to students personal lives, as well as their professional careers.
Diana Luna is a senior music major at SFA from Gladewater, Texas. She is also a transfer student from Kilgore College and received her Associates of Arts. She currently performs in the Lumberjack Marching Band at SFA. During her time at Kilgore College, she performed in the marching band, concert band, and the jazz band. While attending Gladewater High School she competed in All-Region, All-Area, and State Solo and Ensemble. She plans to teach middle school and high school bands but would like to teach elementary music classes also. She chose SFA because it has been her dream school since freshman year of high school. One of Diana’s favorite things about studying trombone at SFA is getting to listen to everyone perform in the trombone studio.
Luis Lopez Barrientos is a senior music education major from Cypress, TX. He’s currently part of the SFA Wind Symphony band and the SFA Trombone Choir and has performed with the SFA Symphony Orchestra, Roarin’ Buzzsaws, and Swingin Aces Jazz band. He graduated from Cy-Ranch High School and currently plans to teach at the elementary school level after graduation along with being the music director at a Catholic Church. His favorite part of studying music at SFA is the amount of support that teachers give the students in order to help them succeed.
Kristen Mercer in a junior music education major from Spring, Texas. She performs with the SFA Jazz band and Trombone choir. She also serves as the section leader of the Jack’s portion of the marching band and is principal of Wind Symphony A. She continued her studies in not only trombone but also flute and piano over the summer. She attended Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas where she served in the band leadership for 3 years. She plans to attend graduate studies in non compositional music theory after she graduates. She loves the atmosphere of Nacogdoches, spending time with her friends, and, of course, practicing.
Miguel Garcia is a sophomore Music Education Major from La Feria, Texas where he performed in the ATSSB All Region band and All Region Jazz Band for 3 years. He’s also gone to State Solo and Ensemble Twice and played in the ATSSB All State Band. At SFA Miguel is a current member of the Lumberjack Marching Band and performs with the SFA Wind Symphony, Swingin’ Aces, Roarin’ Buzzsaws and Trombone choir. He enjoys SFA and the environment of the University and likes how the Professors at SFA push their students to success.
Jessie is a senior music education major from Plano, Texas. She is currently in her student teaching semester.She has been a member of the SFA Wind Symphony, Swingin’ Aces, Roaring Buzzsaws, and a previous member of the Lumberjack Marching Band. Jessie has enjoyed her time at SFA because of the incredible staff and students who have always been welcoming and open to everyone within the program. She enjoys challenging herself every day with complex music and is excited to take all of the knowledge she has learned from SFA and apply it to teaching within the school systems.
Xavian Clay is a freshman from Duncanville, TX.
Sterling Davis is a junior music education student from Columbus, Ohio. Before coming to SFA Sterling served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Band aboard the Parris Island Recruit Depot. Here at SFA Sterling participates in many ensembles such, as the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra of the Piney Woods, Swingin’ Axes Jazz Band, Trombone Choir, and the student brass quintet Class Act Brass. While in High school Sterling was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Sterlings favorite thing about SFA is coming into his lessons with Dr. Scott and soaking up as much knowledge as he can on a weekly basis.
Patrick Johnson is a third-year music education major from Katy, Texas. He is a member of the SFA Wind Ensemble, Orchestra of the Pines, and the SFA trombone Quartet. Early last summer he was invited to play alongside the Longview Symphony Orchestra in their outreach program in Longview ISD. He is from Mayde Creek High School, where he was a section leader for the Mighty Ram Band and was also presented with the John Philip Sousa Award. His future plans include becoming a high school director back in his hometown, as well as continuing his studies in trombone pedagogy. His favorite thing about Nacogdoches is spending his time with his friends and faculty, as well as playing in the Roarin’ Buzzsaws pep band.
Joe Segelke is a junior music major from Bridge City, Texas. He currently performs with the SFA Wind Ensemble, Orchestra of the Pines, the Swingin Axes jazz band, the Lumberjack Marching Band, and the Roaring Buzzsaw Pep Band. During the summer he performed in a production of Grease with the Beaumont Community Players. Joe attended Bridge City High School and performed in the 5A All-state band as 1st chair bass trombonist (2018), sang as a bass in the SSC Mixed Choir (2017) and earned outstanding soloist at state solo and ensemble as a vocalist (2018). His favorite thing about SFA is how friendly and welcoming everyone in the music program has been.
Megan Lambert is a junior music education major from Waxahachie, Tx. She plays in the Lumberjack Marching Band, SFA Jazz Band and the SFA Wind Symphony. She attended Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie, Tx. In high school she was the band president, brass captain and band librarian, while there she received many different awards including the band service award. After she graduates she plans to continue her education and receive her masters in music education. Her favorite thing about transferring to SFA is the friends she’s made and getting pushed to be a better musician.
Kahlil Burley-Wyatt is a junior music education major from Duncanville, TX. In his 4 years at Duncanville High School Kahlil advanced to 6A Area twice and ultimately worked his way to the TMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra where he placed 6th overall in the state of Texas. Wyatt currently plays tenor trombone for the SFA Symphony Orchestra, the Swingin’ Axes, and has the honor of serving as bass trombone squad leader of the LMB and as principal of the SFASU Wind Ensemble under Dr.David Campo. Wyatt also leads the SFA Trombone Quartet. Wyatt aspires to be a professional trombonist and is looking forward to the continued achievement of excellence at SFASU.
Olivia Scott is a freshman music education major at SFA from Mesquite, TX. She currently performs in the Symphonic Band, Lumberjack Marching Band, and Trombone Choir. Olivia attended Bishop Lynch High School, where she served as Brass Captain and Drum Major, and received the John Philip Sousa award twice. After completing her undergrad, Olivia plans to either further her musical studies or become a secondary level band director. She chose SFA because she believed the trombone studio would allow her to grow as a musician.
Evan Linscombe is a junior Music Education major at SFA from West Columbia, Texas. He currently performs in the symphonic band and trombone choir. He attended Columbia High school where he went to all-state solo and ensemble for two years and received many honors including the title of drum major his last year. Upon graduation, Evan hopes to live his passion of teaching and performing music. His favorite thing about studying trombone at SFA is the friends he has made and the experiences he gets to cherish.
Jonathan Adewusi is a senior psychology major from Houston, Texas. He has been a member of SFA’s Symphonic Band, Roaring Buzzsaws, Trombone Choir, and The Lumberjack Marching Band. What he likes about SFA the most are the bonds and friendships made throughout the years.
Hebber Aguilar is a sophomore Music Education Major from Dallas, Texas. He has performed with the Symphonic Band, the Lumberjack Marching Band, Trombone Choir and the Roarin’ Buzzsaws. He enjoys how caring the SFA School of Music is toward their students as well as how much of a bond students can make with their professors.
Douglass Jones is a freshmen music education major at SFA from Dallas, Texas. He currently performs in the Lumberjack marching band and Swingin’ Axes. He attended Bryan Adams High School where he was the assistant drum major and received the outstanding bandsmen award. Upon graduation, he plans to teach in a middle or high school music department. His favorite thing about studying at SFA is the gain in knowledge and friendships.
James Hall is a junior music education major at SFA from Malakoff, Texas. He currently performs in the SFA Symphonic Band and the Lumberjack Marching Band. He attended Malakoff High School where he was low brass section leader his last three years.
Jesus Laurel is a freshman music education major at SFA from Hillsboro, Tx. He is currently in the Wind Symphony, Lumberjack Marching Band, Jazz Band, and the Trombone Choir. Jesus is a Proud member of the Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps. He attended Hillsboro High School where he was a 3x all region band member. He also made state for solo & ensemble. Upon graduation he plans become a band director and to also teach for a Drum and Bugle Corps. With the goal of inspiring young students through music. His favorite thing about SFA is making music with his new friends in the studio.
Indie Miligan is a freshman music composition major.
Ben Georgson is a freshman music major.
Josh Ritter is a freshman music major.
Ryan Willis is a sophomore music major.