AWK BAND

Matt De Vries

Trumpet

Matt De Vries is a performer and educator in the Austin area. A native of Cedar Park, TX, Mr. De Vries earned his bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. While there he performed with the UTA bands, Maverick Marching Band, and the UTA Symphony Orchestra as well as various local groups in the DFW area. In 2012 he marched with the world finalist Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, which also gave him the opportunity to perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra of Canton, OH. Mr. De Vries has studied trumpet privately with Dr. Rick Bogard, Ken Edwards, Dr. Miranda George, Dr. Robert Cannon, and Gilbert Elorreaga. 

His students are regularly lauded for their quality of performance and musicianship. He consistently has students advancing in the All-State audition process and Solo & Ensemble, as well as earning spots in honor bands and drum corps.

Mr. De Vries' professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He performs regularly with the Cedar Park Winds. In the summer and fall he is an instructor with the Robert E. Hendrickson High School marching band.