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Daren Jordan chosen to lead Highlander Band program

Under his leadership, the George Ranch HS band program, which competes in UIL Conference 6A, earned the Sweepstakes Award every year and has advanced to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Honor and Area levels multiple times. The band advanced to the Area Marching Contest every year it has been eligible.
Jordan has also served as Percussion Administrator for the Texas Color Guard Circuit, as a host and coordinator for annual drum line competitions and as Winter Guard International Ensemble director, with 11 state championship titles. His previous experience includes high school, junior high and intermediate school director and assistant director positions in Katy, Pasadena and Gonzales ISDs. As a 1997 graduate of the University of North Texas’ respected music program, Jordan is excited about returning to the Dallas area.
"I am thrilled to be joining Highland Park ISD's band program," Jordan said. "My first goal is to establish a family environment so that all band members feel safe and understand that they are a vital part of the organization. I firmly believe that you cannot have a great band program without a great team of student leaders, and I look forward to working with the Highlander Band's leadership team and the Band Booster Club to continue to build on its record of success."
"I am delighted to welcome Daren Jordan to lead our Highlander Band," Highland Park High School Principal Jeremy Gilbert said. "He has a proven track record of success, and he combines high expectations with an equally high level of support for his students. I know that this combination will create an environment conducive to student success."