Welcome to the Apache Band!
Welcome, Jeremy Strickland, TJC Director of Bands
Tyler Junior College is excited to welcome Jeremy Strickland as director of bands beginning this summer. Jeremy comes to Tyler after seven years as assistant director of bands at Texas Christian University. Prior to TCU, he served as both assistant and head director during his time at Springtown High School. Professor Strickland has been on staff with bands that have appeared in six bowl games including the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, as well as marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade. He has conducted ensembles at CBDNA conferences, presented at TBA and TMEA and has had bands perform at the UIL State Marching Contest. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Jeremy serves as the college band liaison for the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
His wife, Ashley, is a pharmacist and they have three children - Kaden is 8 and will be entering 4th grade. Hailey and Abigail are 4 and are very excited to be starting kindergarten next fall.
If you would enjoy performing great music in a non-competitive atmosphere where you can create life-long friendships, then the Apache Band program is for you!
The Apache Band is open to all students who qualify by audition. The band program as a whole performs at a large number of campus, athletic, and community events. As a member of one of our ensembles you will participate in one of the most exciting and diverse organizations at TJC, taking advantage of musical and social opportunities unparalleled in any other college activity.
We hope you will consider adding your musical talents to one of the most exciting junior college band programs in the nation!
- Marching Band (including Touch of Gold - color guard and twirling line)
- 3 Concert Bands
- 2 Jazz Ensembles
- Jazz Combo
- 2 Percussion Ensembles
- Indoor Drumline
Please check out the navigation links to the right to see more information about the many ensembles that TJC offers. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information.