Eisenhart Takes the Baton for the Buc Band

D.J. Eisenhart Takes the Baton for the Buc Band
Posted on 05/26/2023
This is the image for the news article titled D.J. Eisenhart Takes the Baton for the Buc BandBrazosport ISD and Brazoswood High School are happy to announce that Dennis (D.J.) Eisenhart will be taking the baton as the Head Director of the Mighty Brazoswood Buccaneer Band this coming school year. Eisenhart has been with the Buc Band as the Assistant Band Director and the PM Jazz Director since 2016. For the last seven years, D.J. has been teaching and mentoring students in marching bands, concert bands, and jazz bands. D.J. has also taught in Sheldon ISD and Cameron ISD with a total of 17 years in music education. 

D.J. Eisenhart has helped lead the Marching Buc Band and has led his Brazoswood Jazz Band to receive notable honors throughout the state. In 2021, his Jazz Band was the invited guest of the Texas Music Educators Association’s (TMEA) Clinic. Just this spring, D.J. presented at the TMEA Conference, a clinic for his peers on how to "Jumpstart Your Jazz Band: Tools and Strategies for Success." Eisenhart was part of the 2019 directorial team that earned the Mark of Excellence, the National winner. As the assistant Band Director at Brazoswood, D.J. facilitated the Brazoswood Buccaneer Band earning 6A State Marching Contest representatives in 2016 and 2018.

“Mr. Eisenhart’s background in all facets of band and orchestra makes him uniquely qualified to lead our 6A Brazoswood Buccaneer Band, and his training is matched by his passion for preparing students to achieve at their highest level,” stated Brazosport ISD Superintendent Danny Massey. 

D.J. Eisenhart began his musical adventure when he was in grade school. Eisenhart commented, "I'm extremely excited for this new opportunity and look forward to continuing on the legacy of the Buc Band." He went on to say, “I look forward to developing the leadership skills, goal-setting abilities, and lifelong lessons that our students will be able to apply to any and all walks of life.” 

D.J. has an extensive professional background in playing music with the University of North Texas Bands, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, the Temple Jazz Orchestra, Kingwood’s Big Band, the Brazosport Jazz Orchestra, as well as the Brazosport Big Band. With all of this, Eisenhart has also been an active participant in professional music organizations such as the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmaster's Association, the Texas Jazz Educators Association, and the Jazz Education Network and has also served as the TMEA Jazz Organizer for Region 17.
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