JD GUZMAN - Percussion Director
JD Guzman has worked for Spring Independent School District for the past sixteen years and is in his eighth year as the Percussion and Jazz Director at Spring High School in Spring Texas. He is also the percussion specialist for Twin Creeks, Dueitt and Bailey Middle schools in the Spring High School instrumental cluster. He is an active musician and performer around the Houston, Austin, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, Louisiana areas and in Mexico in jazz, salsa, rock, R&B, and commercial music styles. JD has recorded for studios such as Joey Records, Freddie Records, Blue Bamboo Music, Red Shack Studio, and Tierra Studios. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with such musicians as Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Brian Lynch, Victor Wooten, Bill Evans, Wayne Bergeron, and Diane Schuur. Mr. Guzman was also a member of the NFL’s Houston Texan Drumline, NBA’s Houston Rockets drum group “BIG BANG!” and the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, where he also worked as part of the instructional staff. Spring H.S. Jazz Band has placed 1st at both the 2012 Moores School Jazz Festival at the University of Houston and the Blinn College Jazz Festival. Mr. Guzman has been a guest conductor and performer and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in 2003, 2010, 2013, and 2016. The Spring Percussion Ensemble was named a National Winner in the inaugural Mark of Excellence National Percussion Honors in 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016. In 2017 the Spring H.S. Percussion Group was invited to perform at the Western Inertnational Band Clinic in Seattle. Students under his tutelage have earned chairs in TMEA All Region and All State Bands. He is a active member of TMEA, TBA, JEN, and PASIC. JD is an active clinician/performer for Innovative Percussion, Pearl Adams Corporation, and Sabian Cymbals.