The Trimble Tech Bulldog Band is a music organization comprised of four different ensembles: Varsity Band, Non-Varsity Band, Beginner Percussion Class, and the Marching Band. Our motto, "Excellence in Everything," challenges students at all musical levels to be the best version of themselves on and off the rehearsal field. We believe through their experiences with band, students will gain a greater appreciation for the fine arts, develop stronger personal relationships with their peers, and grow as more mature young adults entering the work force or post-secondary education. The Bulldog Band is under the direction of Mr. Jacob Belk and Mr. John Gaal. More information about the directors, the audition process in becoming a Bulldog Band Member, and our organization may be found on our website: www.tthsband.org.
Director of Bands
Mr. Belk is the Head Band Director at Trimble Tech High School. Previously, he was the director at McLean MS and taught private lessons around the country. Mr. Belk earned his Masters of Music from The Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied trombone performance with Richard Stout and Steve Witzer. While in Cleveland Mr. Belk performed regularly many local symphonies. Mr. Belk earned his Bachelors of Music Education from Louisiana State University where he studied with Larry Campbell and Frank Wicks.
When he is not at work, Mr. Belk enjoys spending time with his family. Elise Belk, his wife, is the Professor of Oboe at TCU. Finn, His son, is an accomplished singer in the Texas Boys’ Choir. Fiona, his daughter, is stating her music studies on the Piano. Henry, the dog, is a very unmusical 105-pound mutt.
Assistant Director of Bands
John Gaal is the Percussion Director for Trimble Tech High School, and he is a freelance percussionist, composer, and educator in the greater DFW area.
John received his Master’s in Percussion Performance from Texas Christian University, under the direction of Dr. Richard Gipson, Dr. Brian West, Jeff Hodge, and Joey Carter. He received his Bachelor’s of Music in Orchestral Performance from Bob Jones University, under the direction of Rob Schoolfield, Dr. Dan Turner, and Dr. Michael Moore.
John is an active educator in the marching arts. Having played the marimba for The Cavaliers (2013, 2014, 2015) and Music City Mystique (2015 & 2016), John now serves as the Co-Percussion Caption Head at Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps (2015-Present) and Front Ensemble Coordinator at The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps (2020-Present). When John is not teaching band, he is working as a Sales Representative for Tarpley Music, doing Crossfit, playing guitar, or teaching himself new skills
Visual Arts Classes currently offered at Tech:
Visual Arts Bio:
Trimble Tech's Visual Arts Department offers an exemplary program that educates and empowers students to achieve and grow through visual dialogue, creative problem-solving, conceptual thinking, and self-realization. Art Students are able to enter and compete in various Art Contests and Exhibitions to win awards, scholarships, cash prizes, and a Letterman Jacket. We also offer museum/gallery visits and host the Trimble Tech Art Club
David Young has been doing theatre since he was a Party goer in The Nutrcracker in 1986. His love for the the theatre and all performing arts. David started out as a dancer, studying ballet and jazz. in 1987 he got to perform in Peter Pan at The Washington Center For Performing Arts. David soon began playing the violin and piano and singing in the school choir. He pursued music and theatre in college at Trinity Valley Community College, Stephen F. Austin State University and Ashford University. Mr. Young is certified in Theatre K-12 as well as Music K-12. He began teaching in 2008 an has taught at 4 schools in 14 years, mostly teaching theatre and Choir for both middle school and high school. To date, David has performed 37 plays and musicals and has directed 76 plays and musicals.
David is currently in his 15th year of teaching and is loving teacher theatre at Trimble Tech High School with his theatre department partner, Halle Pederson.
Mr. Young has been married 26 years this October and has 3 daughters and 2 sons.
The Trimble Tech orchestra is a music organization comprised of three different ensembles: Varsity orchestra, Non-Varsity orchestra, the Trimble Tech Chamber Orchestra. In orchestra I believe through many experiences with orchestra, students will gain a greater appreciation for the fine arts, develop stronger personal relationships with their peers, and grow as more mature young adults entering the work force or post-secondary education. The Trimble Tech Orchestra is led under Tony Regalado. You may reach Mr. Regalado via email at Antonio.firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Orchestras
Tony Regalado is the orchestra director at Trimble Tech high school and Daggett Montessori. Tony received his Bachelor of Arts in music education and music performance at Texas Tech under the direction of Renee Skerik and Kimberly Sparr. While attending Texas Tech Tony was a member of the Lubbock Symphony orchestra for three seasons. Since moving to Fort Worth Tony has continued performing with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra. He has always enjoyed his time teaching in FWISD with many students performing for Region 5, representation at state solo and ensemble, and performances the DFW metroplex. In his free time Tony enjoys hanging out with his close friends, Taking his great Dane (sky) to the dog park, and taking trips to different countries.
Rachel Warmanen, Director of Choirs
Rachel Warmanen is in her 14th year as a Choral Director, and is excited to be at Trimble Tech! Prior to working Ft. Worth, Mrs. Warmanen worked for nine years as the Choir Director at Sam Houston High School in Arlington. She also worked at McCarroll Middle School in Decatur, TX and as Assistant Choral Director at North Shore Middle School in Houston, TX. Choirs under her direction have earned sweepstakes at UIL concert and sight reading contest. Her choirs have earned top ratings at Six Flags Showcase of Music, and Big ‘D’ Classic Festival. Mrs. Warmanen received her Bachelors degree in Music Education from Texas State University, and received a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University. She is an active member of TMEA, TCDA, and ACDA. She lives in Euless with husband Jesse who is also a music teacher, daughter Evie and son Charlie