Jennifer Vowles is currently the Director of Bands at R. L. Turner High School in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Ms. Vowles joined the Turner faculty as Associate Director in 2012 and was named Director of Bands in 2016. Her responsibilities have included conducting the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, teaching beginner clarinets, and assisting with all aspects of the band program.
Prior to her appointment to Turner, Ms. Vowles spent ten years as Associate Director of Bands at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas. She has also taught in Bridgeport ISD (TX) and Carbondale Community High School (IL).
Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. Her hobbies include photography, volleyball, and traveling with her family.
Josh Dominguez holds his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. He is currently in his ﬁrst year as a director at RL Turner High School, where he coordinates all marching and concert percussion activities. Previous to this year, he served as an Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion at Lubbock High School in Lubbock, TX. Under his direction, the Sub non-varsity Concert Band received UIL sweepstakes, and the LHS Percussion Ensemble received a Division 1 rating at State Solo & Ensemble Contest. He also created and coordinated the ﬁrst annual LHS “Night of Percussion” concert, featuring all high school percussionists and middle school cluster percussionists.
During his time at UNT, he taught at various schools in the DFW area. He served as a battery instructor at Marcus High School, assisting in their 2014 UIL Texas State Champion marching show production, “Imperial Treasures,” as well as the 2014 Drumline Show production, “Percussive Rhapsody.” He also taught at Byron Nelson High School, as a battery instructor and private lesson teacher. Josh is also a yearly member of the UNT Marching Percussion Camp staff.
As a performer, Josh marched snare drum for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2012 and 2013.
At UNT, he performed as a member of the UNT Snare Line, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Players, and 2 o’ Clock Steel Band. He had the privilege of performing at PASIC with two of these groups, showcasing the music of John Cage with the Percussion Players, as well as a performance and clinic with steel pan artists Andy Carell, Mark Walker, Luis Conte, and Relator with the 2 o’Clock Steel Band.
Josh studied percussion with Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, Ed Smith, and Jose Aponte, and also studied percussion arranging and literature with Paul Rennick. Josh has provided percussion arranging for groups in the DFW and Lubbock area.
Oscar Denis is in his first year as the Assistant Band Director at RL Turner. His responsibilities include directing the Turner Symphonic band and the Turner Concert band, as well as assisting with the Turner Marching band. In the spring, he will also be working with the jazz band.
Previously, Mr. Denis taught in Lubbock, Texas where he was the head middle school band director at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy conducting the Honors band and assisting with the Concert band and Jazz Band. While at Dunbar, his band earned UIL Superior ratings in Concert and Sight-Reading contest, which was the first ever in the school’s history. Prior to Lubbock, Mr. Denis also served as the Head Band Director at Forest Park Middle School in Longview, TX, where he grew the band program from around 50 students to 300 before leaving.
Mr. Denis attended Stephen F. Austin State University earning a Bachelors degree in Music Education. While at SFA, he was part of several organizations including the Lumberjack Marching Band, the Roarin’ Buzzsaw Basketball band, and the Swingin’ Aces Jazz band. As a member of the LMB, Mr. Denis was a Trumpet Section leader. He was also a member of the Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. David Campo and the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Fred J. Allen. Mr. Denis is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, The Texas Music Educations Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Mr. Denis is married to Dr. Andrea Denis, who is currently the horn professor at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, as well as associate faculty for Collin College. They are both very excited to be in the Dallas-Fort Worth area closer to family.