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Region Clinicians 2019 - 2020

Honor Band
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge (b.1976) received his Bachelor's of Music Education from Arkansas State University.  During this time, he studied composition with Dr. Tom O'Connor, before returning to Arkansas State University to earn his Master's in Music Composition, studying with Dr. Tom O'Connor and Dr. Tim Crist. In 2001, he began his tenure as Director of Bands at Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Arkansas.  He left this post in 2013 to pursue a career as a full-time composer and marching band editor for Grand Mesa Music Publishers. 

Mr. Standridge is currently published by Grand Mesa Music, Alfred Music, FJH Music, Wingert-Jones Music, Band Works Publications, Twin Towers Music, and Northeastern Music Publications.  Mr. Standridge's music is performed internationally.  He has had numerous works selected to the J.W. Pepper's editor's choice. His composition Snake Charmer,published by Grand Mesa Music, was included in Teaching Music through Performance in Band Vol. 8, and his work Gently Blows the Summer Wind is included in Teaching Music Through Performance in Middle School Band.  His works Steel, Gadget, Snake Charmer, The Rowan Tree, Still Still Still, That Old Hound Dog Rag, Danse Bohémien, Aggressivo, When the Spring Rain Begins to Fall, Danse Carnivale, Ruckus, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Angelic Celebrations, Extremis, Darklands Legends, DarkHeart, Companion of My Voice, Kinetic Dances, Brave Spirit, Frogs, Under the Cherry Blossoms, Dark Ride, Four: On a Remix of Beethoven, Imaginarium, and Inthe Court of the King have been performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.  His work Art(isms) was premiered by the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble at the 2010 CBDNA conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Mr. Standridge is also a contributing composer for Alfred Music's Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development series.

In addition to his career as a composer, Mr. Standridge is active as a clinician.  He is also in demand as a drill designer, music arranger, and colorguard designer for the marching arts, as well as a freelance artist/photographer and writer.  He lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas with his family.

Beck Band
Brian Beck

Brian Beck

Mr. Beck is free-lance composer, arranger, clinician, and educator for both instrumental and vocal ensembles.  His works and groups have been featured in TMEA Honor Band concerts, Midwest performances, Western International Band clinics, UIL state marching contests, compact disc recordings, and choral concerts.   His works have garnered the awards of “Reviewer’s Choice” from The Instrumentalist, J. W. Pepper, “Best New Concert Band Music” by Tom Lee Music, and have been featured in the educational series Teaching Music Through Performance In Band, (GIA Publications).  Others have been added to many prescribed music lists including the Birch Bay Band Title List, Florida Bandmasters Association Concert Music Committee, Ohio Band List, Midwest International Concert Catalogue, Texas UIL Prescribed Music and Sight Reading List, and Washington Western International Clinic Program.

Brian Beck has served as Director of Bands at Faubion Middle School in McKinney, Texas.  Before that, he was the conductor of Byrd Middle School's Symphonic I Band in Duncanville, Texas, where he was nominated as "2008-09 Teacher of the Year."   Mr. Beck is a 1994 alumnus of the Duncanville Band Program and was a member of the TMEA All-State Band.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of Houston.

Bands under his direction have received consistent Superior ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading contests as well as "Best in Class" and "Grand Champion" awards at other contests and festivals.  The Faubion Symphonic I Band was selected to perform at The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL, in 2012.  Both the Faubion and Byrd bands have been finalists in the TMEA State Honor Band competition.  The Faubion Symphonic I Band finished 8th place in 2011 and First Runner-Up in 2013, and Byrd Middle School was selected as Texas State Honor Band a record three times (1982, 2004, and 2008).   The Faubion Full Orchestra (combined band and orchestra) finished first in the TMEA State competition in 2014, having the honor of performing at the TMEA State Convention in San Antonio in 2015 and was chosen as the only 2014 national winner of the "Mark of Excellence" awards competition sponsored by The Foundation For Music Education.

While a Byrd, the Duncanville High School Wind Ensemble was also selected as the 5A Texas State Honor Band for a historic third time.  This was the first time in TMEA’s history that a 5A high school and its feeder CCC school won in back-to-back competitions simultaneously.

Mr. Beck is a member of the Association of Songwriters, Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers (ASCAP), and his works have been published/recorded by Southern Music Publications, Anthem Publications, Alfred Publishing, Mark Custom Records, and DPB Audio.  Other affiliations have included Texas Music Adjudicators Association; Texas Music Educators Association, where he has served as the Region XX Middle School Band Chairman, Texas Bandmasters Association; and Phi Beta Mu, where he was voted “Young Bandmaster of the Year” in 2009.  

Mr. Beck lives in McKinney with his wife, Dr. Kelley Beck, a clinical neuropsychologist in Baylor Hospital System, and their two sons, James and Dylan.

Gonzalez Band
Richard Gonzalez
Richard Gonzalez, music educator and musician, began his career in Alice ISD under the tutelage of Bryce Taylor in 1988. In Alice he served as an assistant band director at the Junior High School and trumpet teacher for the district. Currently Mr. Gonzalez is the Director of Bands at Driscoll Middle School in San Antonio, a position he has held since 1998. 

During his tenure as head director, the Driscoll Band has earned 21 consecutive UIL Sweepstakes Awards, stretching the streak to 27 years in a row for the school. In the TMEA State Honor Competition the Driscoll Bands have advanced to Area eight times and were named State Honor Band Finalist five times, placing as high as third 2004-2005 and second in the state in 2002-2003.

 In 2017 the Driscoll Band and Mr. Gonzalez was awarded the TBA Exemplary Middle School Band Award. The Texas Bandmasters Association Exemplary Band Award is presented to one High School and one Middle School each year. The award is given by the TBA Board of Directors to a band program and director that have proven to have been a consistent exemplary performing band program in Texas for a long period of time.

Mr. Gonzalez earned his Bachelor of Music from Trinity University in San Antonio and his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from Ohio University. As a trumpet player he has performed with various groups including, the Symphony Orchestras at the Aspen Music festival, Corpus Christi Orchestra and the Mid Texas Orchestra. He has played with community bands since 1988, including the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony, the San Antonio Municipal Band and the San Antonio Wind Symphony. He has performed in many different places including, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Aspen, Chicago, Washington D.C., and most recently at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Mr. Gonzalez has served on the TMEA Honor Band Committee twice. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.  Mr. Gonzalez is an Honorary Life Member of the Texas PTA and is also a clinician and adjudicator throughout the state. His pride and joy are his wife, Holly and his two daughters, Briana 20 and Marisa 15 years old.