BRIAN MABRY, CLARINET INSTRUCTOR
Brian Mabry received his Bachelor of Music Education at Arizona State University, where he studied clarinet with Robert Spring and Jorge Montilla and earned his Master of Arts in Band Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University.
Mr. Mabry is currently the band director at Desert Ridge Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, where he teaches 7th and 8th grade concert band and jazz band. Under his direction, the concert bands have received multiple ratings of Superior with Distinction at ABODA and Gilbert District Band Concert Festivals, was featured performing the “Star Spangled Banner” on KOOL FM’s “Noon Salute”, and was awarded $1,000 from Fulton Homes as having the best recording for the month of September. His jazz bands have received Superior ratings at AMEA Jazz Area, NAU Jazz Fest, and in 2018, the Rattler Jazz Bandfinished in 1st place among Junior High bands and was awarded the “Judge’s Most Outstanding Performance” award at the ASU Highland Jazz Festival. This year, the Rattler Jazz Band was selected to perform at the 2019 Jazz Education Network Conference in Reno, Nevada.