Mr. Mabry

Brian Mabry

7th & 8th Grade Concert Bands
Jazz Band



7th Grade Concert Band is a class for third year band students that have completed two years of band at the elementary level during 5th and 6th grade. 8th Grade Concert is a class for fourth year band students that completed band in 7th grade. The concert bands perform at regional and state band competitions like the Gilbert district Band Festival and ABODA Concert Festival, where they receive ratings of Superior and Excellent. 

Jazz Band is an ensemble for 8th grade band students. Students audition for Jazz Band during their 7th grade year. The Jazz Band consists of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, piano, bass, drums and guitar. The Jazz Band competes at the ASU Highland Jazz Festival and has performed at NAU Jazz Festival, AMEA Jazz Area, and Chase Field before a Diamondbacks game. 

About Me

Mr. Mabry is in his eighth year of teaching junior high and his fourth year at Desert Ridge Junior High School. Mr. Mabry graduated with cum laude honors from Arizona State University with his Bachelors of Music Education, where he studied clarinet with Robert Spring and Jorge Montilla. He currently is working on his Masters of Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. 

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