• November 12 Jacksonville Holiday Parade

    1. Mr Saenz
    2. Mrs Tiffany Riggs-Thorne
    3. Holly Hall
    4. Wesley Tyler
    5. Deanna Secore
    6. Nathaniel Krieger Sr.
    7. Maria Gonzalez



    Holiday Concert Recording

    Silent Night

    Away in a Manger

    Christmas Recollections

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Sleigh Ride

    Ave Maria 

    Seal Lullaby

    Fastasia for Christmas




    I can't chaperone or help in pit... What else can I do???  

    We need your help with several things in the band program. If you are unable to help out by chaperoning or in pit crew, I would like to ask your help on a few items. We need the following items to keep the band running successfully. The cost of field striping paint can add up after a while, especially after a rainy day. One case of 6 cans will cost 24.98 at homedepot. Anyone willing to donate a case or even donating one can, will help us out tremendously. 


     I encourage everyone to attend our home football games, competitions, and concerts. I can't begin to tell you how important it is to show support for the arts program and the students involved. Nothing is better than having parental support in the stands. As being a high school student (years ago) it was always nice to hear my name being shouted from the stands and occasionally embarrassed. The band and cheerleaders ARE the number one fans in the stands and we need our number one parents supporting them. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns. I am here to help out in any way I can.



    Due to a change in the company software, Limits have been set to 150 per group which we exceed. To correct this issue and to still get information out to you, we have created 2 separate remind101s. One is for students and the other is for parents. The same information will be sent to each group and we won't reach the maximum limit per group.

    Dixon Band Students 101--- text the number 81010    Please type the message @dixonband   

    Dixon Band Parents 101--- Text the number 81010     Please type the message @dhsbandbp

    Remind101  text alerts- text the class code to the number and then follow instructions and you will receive updates/news about upcoming parent meetings, auditions, schedule changes and alerts during game days and competitions!

    Students and parents are highly encouraged to sign up for these text alerts. We can alert people as soon as possible for impending weather, bus relocations or after school rehearsal changes! 

     Commited Band Members!
    ( if you don't see you name, please contact me)

    High School Students(In no order)

    Flute- Chura R, Madison Harris, Aiden Poole, Izabella N, Hana L, Angelica S, Kiara Griffin, Oriana Williams, Alicia Ayala,
    Lacey Tyner, Hailey HUdak, Taylor Sneeden Savannah Jones, Oleta P

    Clarinet 1- Kylie R, Britton W, Brooklyn O, Joey C, Tristen S, Sklyer Perry

    Altos- Ronald B, Elijah Roman, Eduardo P, Kaelen Cade, Sadie M

    Tenors/Bass Clarinet- Nathaniel K, Landen Garner,

    Trumpets 1- SL. Layla J, Maddox P, Luke N, Gavin D, Alexander Y, Natasha C

    Trumpet 2- Gabriel L, Justin R, Daniel C, Hayden Brazeal, Charlee Neighbors

    Horn- James M, Dylan Foster, Conner T, Angie B

    Low Brass 1- Cherish T, Maddox C, Makayla B, Callie S, Sadie C, Dakota H, 

    Low Brass 2- Ethan H, Julian R, Samantha Evans, Joseph Harrett, Betzabeth Diaz, Kaiden Cade

    Tuba/Bari-Ethan Scott, Logan Libby, Alex Hall, Jayden Adams

    Percussion- Weston S, Dylan M, Bryce S, Dallas Greives, Jonathan Huber, Lyndsie Somers, Cannon F, Brock Prindle,Natalie Deforge, Erynn Smith, Autumn Fry

    Drum Majors- Joseph F, Olivia V




    Mr. Saenz- Director of Bands at Dixon High School

    Mr. Saenz was born in California and Moved to North Carolina when his family was given orders to be stationed in Camp Lejeune. He attended Western Carolina University where he performed with the "Pride of the Mountain Marching Band."While in residence, he performed at 2 Bands of America Regional Events Held in Atlanta, GA,  Bands of America Grand National Championship held in Indianapolis, Indiana, 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament held in Albuquerque, NM, and was a Performer and Soloist in the 2011 Rose Parade in Anaheim, CA. Mr Saenz was a Drill, Visual and Brass tech for Tuscola High School in Waynesville North Carolina from 2008-2011 where he did his internship. He graduated with two degrees, Bachelors of Science in Education K-12 Choir/Band/Orchestra and a Bachelors of Music for instrumental. He started working at Dixon High School in 2012 with a wind band of 19 members.

    Tiffany Riggs- Colorguard Instructor/Choreographer

    I was born in Morehead City, NC and grew up right on the water. In 1995, I moved to Swansboro, NC. I marched with the Swansboro Marching Band for 4 years as colorguard and graduated in 2004. In 2005 I met the love of my life, my son, born in Shreveport,LA. I graduated from the Cheveux School of Hair Design in 2008 as a Cosmetologist. In 2010, my little boy was diagnosed with autism and it changed our lives forever. I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I completed in early childhood education in 2013 with a certification in exceptional children and now i work as a preschool teacher specializing in preschool aged children with mental and physical disablilites. I love music and have been playing for the majority of my life. Colorguard is a passion for me. The idea of creating visual effects using weapons, flags, props, and dance is so intriguing. Colorguard challenges your mind and body and creates emotions like nothing else.

     Breathe in the music, breathe out the performance 

    Percussion Staff

    Seanotes Brass Studios,LLC
    Carlton Howard
    3601 Island Drive
    N. Topsail, NC 28460

    Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon Lessons
    Rebecka Rose

    Instrument repair options! 
    Ray Silvia

    1212 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540
    (910) 545-4770 
    Fuller's Music 
    2310 Trent Rd, New Bern, NC 28562
    (252) 638-2811 


    Drumline cadence links and audition materials