Band 2019-2020 Schedule M-T-FThursdayWednesday
1) 8:55 - 9:41
Percussion - DeSoto 
Flute - Janes
1) 8:55 - 10:21
Percussion - DeSoto
Flute - Janes
2) 8:55 - 10:25
Symphonic II Band
Janes and DeSoto
2) 9:45 - 10:31
Symphonic II Band
Janes and DeSoto
3) 10:35 - 11:24
Honor Band 
DeSoto and Janes
3) 10:25 - 11:55
Honor Band
DeSoto and Janes
4) 10:25 - 11:55
Horn - DeSoto
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
Clarinet I - Janes


6) 12:33 - 1:59
Trumpet - DeSoto
Clarinet II - Janes


5) 12:52 - 1:38
Low Brass - DeSoto
Clarinet I - Janes
6) 1:42 - 2:28
Trumpet - DeSoto
Clarinet II - Janes
Advisory / Jazz Band 2:03 - 2:38 Advisory / Jazz Band 2:03 - 2:38
7) 2:32 - 3:18
Symphonic Band I
Janes and DeSoto
7) 2:42 - 4:10 Symphonic Band
Janes and DeSoto


8) 2:42 - 4:10
Saxophone - Janes
Conference DeSoto


8) 3:22 - 4:10
Saxophone - Janes
Conference - DeSoto


This is Mr. DeSoto's tenth 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. He earned the honor of Teacher of the Year in 2014-2015. 

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 son Casey is already two years old!



Mr. Janes is in his 7th 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.