Student Profiles

What type of students take Band and Guard classes?

We have every type of student imaginable in band! Athletes, Cheer students, JROTC students, Academy students….. the list goes on! While it’s definitely more challenging balancing more than one time-consuming elective, or taking band or guard alongside academically rigorous classes, it is certainly not impossible. Let us introduce you to a few…..

Elvis M - Class of '21

Elvis is the snare captain. He is a second Lieutenant of College Park Junior ROTC. In addition, he is their official photographer and barber.

Lilly M - Class of '24

Color Guard
In addition to Color Guard, Lilly is in Choir and she is signed up for Future Farmers of America

Skyler S - Class of '23

French Horn
Skyler is a committed band member and part of the student leadership team. Outside of band, Skyler is in the Academy of Science and Technology, competes in Science Fair, Quizbowl, and plays piano in local nursing homes. "With a busy schedule, it all turns into a juggling act of time management, but I take great satisfaction in being able to maintain a healthy social and academic life with extracurriculars that I enjoy."

Isabella W - Class of '23

After a busy band schedule in semester 1, in semester 2 of freshman year Isabella trained after school with Athletics and joined the CP junior varsity pole vault team. In semester 2 of sophomore year, she elected to provide service hours to our band. Isabella is a member of Mu Alpha Theta and Spanish Honor Society, and takes several Honors/Dual Credit/AP classes. She is also an active NCL Texas Laurels member. She plans to go to college and study for a career in Architecture.

We are proud to showcase our band kids, not only for their academic achievements during HS but also what they’ve done after graduation. Academically we constantly have kids in band getting extraordinary grades and recognition during HS. Many of the band/guard kids are enrolled in the Academy of Science and Technology. It is not uncommon that band/guard kids are accepted in top colleges like Rice, Cornell, UT Honors, Duke, etc. In 2020, our lead Drum Major was also the valedictorian of her class. In addition, many of our band/guard students continue to pursue their passion for music in College.

Jacob C - Class of '20


Louisiana State University Class of '24

Jacob spent 4 years as a Cavalier Sousaphone..... because it's all about the bass! He is continuing his love in the Golden Brand from Tigerland and the Golden Brass Band while he pursues a double major (Computer Sc and Electrical Engineering Honors degrees). He's a great example that not only music majors can continue to show their love for music! Awwww CP! Geaux Tigers!

Katie D - Class of '19

French Horn

University of North Texas Class of '23

Katie played French Horn and Mellophone and was a section leader at College Park. In addition to being in the band, she was in the varsity team for Winter Guard. This made her the first student to be in both Varsity programs. She was accepted in the College of Music at University of North Texas.

Zack D - Class of '19


Stephen F Austin Class of '23

Zack had the great pleasure of playing on the CP band all four years, graduating in 2019. He LOVED IT! He is now at SFA in Nacogdoches chasing his Music Education degree, (Ax 'Em Jacks!). This is his 2nd year on the drumline - a total blast! He loved working with Mr. Gorring and Ms. Martin, and of course Mr. Savala!

Thomas H - Class of '19


Thomas H - University of Texas Class of '23

Thomas marched proudly all 4 years at CP and during that time he marched one season in Open Class DCI with Shadow Drum and Bugle Corp and one season in World class DCI with The Cadets. He now attends University of Texas 🤘 as part of Class 2023 studying Stage Management in the Theatre Department and has marched 2 seasons with The Show Band of The Southwest, The University of Texas Longhorn Band.

Amrutha M - Class of '18


University of North Texas - Class of '22

Amrutha is a junior music education and flute performance double major at the University of North Texas. This year she had had the immense privilege to serve as the Student Assistant for Operations and Logistics (a student director) for the Green Brigade Marching Band. She is also writing an undergraduate thesis and conducting research on the Flow theory and its applications in high school bands. She is truly grateful for CP Band nudging her in the direction of pursuing music as a career path.

Gabe R - Class of '19


University of Texas - Class of '23

Gabe was a trumpet player and section lead in Band. He was active in many clubs. He was president of Interact, Secretary of the Hispanic Honorary Societ and VP of Deca. He was accepted to the Honors Program of UT Austin.

Ryan W - Class of '19


Sam Houston State, Class of '23

Ryan was a 4-year member of the CP Band. She played the Clarinet and was a section leader and a member of the Wind Ensemble. Ryan’s love of band and marching led her to march for Sam Houston her Freshman year. She is currently in the Elliot T. Bowers Honor College at SHSU studying to be an elementary teacher

Nathan T - Class of '20


Oklahoma State University, Class of '23

Nathan marched Sousaphone for 4 years with the College Park Marching Band. He now wears America's Brightest Orange with the Oklahoma State University Cowboy Marching Band. He is in the Honors College, several music service groups, and of course involved in concert band and ensembles. Go Pokes!