Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education Texas Music Adjudicators Association Judge Texas Bandmasters Association Texas Music Educators Association
Mr. Jonathan Rickman
Jonathan Rickman, a native Texan, has been recognized by many as a top-call Lead Trumpet player and music educator in the San Antonio and Austin area, and is a prominent fixture in the area's music scene. Jonathan received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Texas State University in San Marcos. Jonathan frequently tours throughout Texas performing Big Band Era Swing, Latin Jazz, Merengue, Salsa, Soul, Funk, Tejano, and Rock, as well as many classical styles with Symphonies and brass quintets throught Central and South Texas.
Jonathan has performed with several of today's most prominent musicians the likes of Freddie Mendoza, Ephraim Owens, John Mills, Mike Vax, Andre Hayward, Tito Rojas, Tito Puente Jr. , Anthony Cruz, Anthony Colon, Memo Acevedo, and has studied with Dr. Keith Winking, Larry Schmidt, Jumaane Smith,and Roger Ingram.
Jonathan has been featured as a guest artist for the Texas State University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Orchestra on several occasions. Jonathan has made several appearances at venues throughout Texas and the United States, including the numerous Jazz Festivals, the Las Vegas strip, and the Notre Dame Jazz festival, where has been named "Outstanding Lead Player," and awarded for "Outstanding Range."
Jonathan is now serving his 10th year as Director of Bands at Boerne Middle School North in Boerne, Texas, where he was elected as the 2015 Teacher of the Year. Jonathan previously served in San Marcos CISD as Director of Marching and Director of Jazz, as well conducting a competing concert band, before becoming the Director of Bands for Devine ISD in Devine, Texas. Jonathan is a member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Music Educator's Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.
Jonathan was named as a one of eight national quarterfinalist nominees from Texas for the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award.
Jonathan also enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Kara, who is also an educator and musician. Kara and Jonathan have two beautiful girls named Kennedi and Presleigh. The family enjoys their time together at their ranch home, playing with their Austrailian Shepard "Bailey", and taking trips in their Jeep.