Congratulations to Brother JaRod Hall (Gamma Theta Chapter – 2012) on being named the winner of the Buehlman Prize for Composition! Brother Hall’s piece, “Through the Storm,” will be premiered by a 2022 performing ensemble at the 76th Midwest Clinic. 

JaRod is a Texas-native educator, performer, and composer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of North Texas where he studied conducting with Nicholas Williams (Gamma Theta – 1995) and Dennis Fisher (Gamma Theta – 1970). Upon graduating, he served as an associate band director for Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas.

A passionate performer, JaRod has been a part of many ensembles such as the North Texas Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, 3 O’ Clock Lab Band, Carrollton Wind Symphony, Metropolitan Winds, and during his time in high school the Texas All-State Symphonic Band (2007-09) and Jazz Band (2010). He served as drum major for the 2013 Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, and a member of the 2014 Disneyland All-American College Band. He is currently a freelance tubist and trombonist in the DFW metroplex. Brother Hall is currently the associate director of bands at Griffin Middle School in Frisco, Texas.

Congratulations, Brother! We look forward to hearing the premiere at the 76th Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.