Band 2017-2018 ScheduleThursdayWednesday
1) 8:55 - 9:41 Conference - DeSoto
Flute - Janes
1) 8:55 - 10:21 Conference - DeSoto, and Flute - Janes
2) 8:55 - 10:25 Symphonic II Band - Janes, and Percussion - DeSoto
2) 9:45 - 10:31 Symphonic II Band - Janes
 Percussion - DeSoto
3) 10:35 - 11:24 Honor Band DeSoto and Janes3) 10:25 - 11:55 Honor Band DeSoto and Janes4) 10:25 - 11:55 Horn - DeSoto, and Conference - Janes
Lunch 11:28-11:58Lunch 11:59 - 12:29Lunch 11:59 - 12:29
4) 12:02 - 12:48 Horn DeSoto
Conference - Janes
5) 12:33 - 1:59 Low Brass - DeSoto, and Clarinet II - Janes
6) 12:33 - 1:59 Horn - DeSoto Clarinet 1 - Janes
5) 12:52 - 1:38 Low Brass - DeSoto
Clarinet I - Janes
6) 1:42 - 2:28 Trumpet - DeSoto
Clarinet II - Janes
Advisory 2:03 - 2:38Advisory 1:55 - 2:40
7) 2:32 - 3:18 Symphonic Band I - Janes
DeSoto 11 Concert Band
7) 2:42 - 4:10 Symphonic Band - Janes and DeSoto
8) 2:42 - 4:10 Saxophone - Janes and DeSoto
8) 3:22 - 4:10 Saxophone - Janes
Conference - DeSoto

This is Mr. DeSoto's ninth year as the the head director of the DeLay Middle School Band.. During that time he has grown the program from 86 students to over 350 students and earned the honor of being Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year. The DeLay Bands earn Superior ratings at contests.

He was previously assistant director at Berkner High School and Plano West Senior High School.  He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music Degree from Southern Methodist University.

His wife is a band director at Shadow Ridge Middle School and his newborn son is amazing.



Mr. Janes is in his 5th year as associate director of DeLay Middle School.

Mr. Janes is originally from Wisconsin where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Lawrence University. He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 10 years where he taught middle school and high school band. Mr. Janes was also very active in the local music scene playing with everything from small jazz groups to salsa bands. While in New Mexico, Mr. Janes had the amazing opportunity to study with world renown musician Eddie Daniels.

Mr. Janes moved to Texas in 2003 and taught for two years in Frisco and then took a few years off of teaching and earned his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. Mr. Janes has taught as Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas and at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and then as a head director at Gunn Junior High in Arlington.  He is excited to now be a part of the DeLay Middle School band!

Mr. Janes lives in Denton, TX with his wife, daughter, and dog.