2023 Citation of Excellence Band Adjudicator

Brian Merrill

Brian Merrill currently serves as Conductor of the Mansfield Wind Symphony, an all-volunteer organization of adult musicians who have the passion and ability to perform advanced wind literature. In 2021, the Mansfield Wind Symphony performed at both the Texas Bandmasters Convention and at the Midwest Clinic. Merrill also serves as a consultant and clinician for DFW area middle school and high school bands.

Merrill taught band for seven years in the Irving ISD and 23 years at Duncanville High School. After retiring from public school teaching, Merrill served for eleven years as Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Education at Southern Methodist University.

Merrill is a Past President of the Texas Bandmasters Association and served TBA as the Coordinator of the Academy for New Band, Choir and Orchestra Directors for 8 years. In 2013, the Texas Bandmasters Association recognized Merrill with the Meritorious Achievement Award. In 2021, Merrill was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame.