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…..

Grayson B - Class of '21

Grayson has participated in both band and football all four years of high school. He participated in Track & Field all 4 years, throwing discus and shot-put, as well as powerlifting his first 2 years. Grayson served as a section leader in band his sophomore year. His love for sports and band has not kept him from being fully involved while keeping his academic scores exemplary.

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.

Abby H - Class of '21

Abby has loved her time in band! She plays the flute has been on the student leadership team as a Section Leader. When it isn’t marching season, she has a passion for technical theatre and has participated in the musical and plays all four years at CP. She is also a member of NHS and keeps up with advanced and dual credit classes.

Murdo M - Class of '21

Murdo plays snare drum and has been on the drumline for 3 years. He is the president of the Math Honor Society and works as a tutor for the school. He also enjoys mountain biking in his spare time and is an Eagle Scout!

LeAna S - Class of '21

Le’Ana is currently a Section Leader and band is her extended family. She’s a student in the Academy and is enrolled in the Patient Care Technician course. She’s also an active member of Mu Alpha Theta, Interact, StuCo, SNHS, NEHS, and NHS.

Rebecca L - Class of '21

In addition to serving as Tenor Captain in the CP Drumline and as a member of Wind Ensemble, senior, Rebecca Lee also finds time to pursue her other passion, art! Rebecca has advanced to State VASE in 2018, 2019 and 2020, received two Scholastic Art Award “Silver Keys”, and earned AP Art credit for her portfolio “A Day in the Life”.

Austin M - Class of '22

Austin loves percussion and loves running! Directors support students in any way they can to grow within band, as well as to find ways of following other passions. "I'm thankful for my Band Directors and Cross Country Coach for working together - they have been amazing in helping me balance both these activities alongside my academics".

Page M - Class of '22

Paige is a member of the CP Varsity cheer team as well as playing the clarinet in marching band. She is also involved in National Charity League and several honor societies at College Park. Multiple activities requires a lot of organization to make it work. She’s very grateful to her cheer coach and band director for working together to allow her to participate in both activities.

Isabella W - Class of '23

Isabella is a dedicated member of our band and also enjoys getting involved in other clubs and societies. She is a founder and President of the CP AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) Chapter, has competed as part of the Junior Varsity Pole Vault team, is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National English Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society and also National Charity League. Isabella takes takes several Honors/Dual Credit/AP classes and plans on going to college to study for a career in architecture.

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

Seb W - Class of '22

Sebastian spends his time either at band or on the track. During the fall, he’s a dedicated member of the drumline. During the spring season, he’s running the 110m hurdles for the CP Varsity track team.

Emma Jo H - Class of '23

Color Guard
Emma Jo is a member of the Color Guard and she greatly enjoys the challenge and dedication guard requires. In addition to guard, she loves all kinds of art. She has participated in VASE and her art scores top marks at the state competition.

Skyler S - Class of '23

French Horn
Skyler is a committed band member and is part of the student leadership team. Skyler attends the Academy of Science and Technology, competes in Science Fair, Quizbowl, and played piano in 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."

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.

Nathan T - Class of '19


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!

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