The Morehead Raider Band: "A Legacy of Excellence"

  • Welcome to the Morehead Raider band! The Raider band has a long, rich history in the city of El Paso. The history of this program includes award winning bands, all-region musicians, and even an invited  Texas state honor band at the Texas Music Educators Association conference, one of the highest honors that a middle school in Texas can achieve. Past members of the Morehead Raider band have gone on to be college musicians, professional musicians, music educators, business leaders in El Paso, and life-long fans and practitioners of music.

    This year, the Raider band motto is, "A Legacy of Excellence." We will work hard to acknowlege and remember the great history of our school and our band. We will learn the history of our band to help us succeed in writing the present and the future of this great organization!

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Mr. Vogan

Hello Morehead Middle School Community!

Originally from Buffalo, NY I moved to El Paso in 2010 to attend UTEP for graduate school. I received a Master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting in 2012 and am entering my 8th year of teaching in El Paso. I live on the west side with my wife and two baby girls and am so excited to become a part of the Morehead Middle community. There is a long and rich tradition of excellence in the Raider band program and I can’t wait to enable each student to be a part of the legacy that has been built by the students that have come before them.

This year, the Raider band will have many opportunities to perform, participate in a variety of activities, and develop as musicians and people. It’s my hope that, as a member of the Raider Band, each student will gain an appreciation for the arts and understand the importance of discipline in all areas of life, not just music. It is my desire that every student in the Raider band feels valued and supported, and has a wonderful musical experience this year!

Finally, I encourage all parents to get involved in the band this year! We will have a number of parent nights throughout the year to keep you updated on everything we are doing. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. Thanks for being a part of the Morehead Raider Band and let’s have a great year! 

Respecfully,

Jonathan Vogan

Band Director, Morehead Middle School

Email: jrvogan@episd.org

  • All Intermediate and Advanced students should have all instruments and supplies by Friday, August 23rd. If more time is needed, this is not a problem. Simply send a note with your child.

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Important Codes and Links

  • Schoology Codes (Schoology Website): Select "Group" at the top of schoolgy home page. Click "join group" and type in the code that corresponds to the class you're in. Students should use the same login that they use to log in to their computers.

    Beginning Band Schoology Code: RK6B-GXZN-DXB4V

    Intermediate Band Schoology Code: 2V6W-PB7W-7N5NC

     

    Remind Codes: Please join! We will not spam, just update with important information for concerts and due dates.

    Beginning Band Remind: Text @moreheadbb to 81010

    Intermediate Band Remind: Text @moreheadib to 81010

    Advanced Band Remind: Text @moreheadab to 81010