Kaufman Junior High Band

Jesse Rajabi

Jesse Rajabi

Junior High Band Director

Jesse Rajabi is thrilled to join the Kaufman ISD band staff! He most recently served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Brown Middle School in Forney ISD. Prior to teaching in Forney, Mr. Rajabi completed his Master of Music Education degree at TCU, studying with Dr. Sheri Neill, Dr. Laura Singletary, and the TCU Band faculty. He also served as a member of the Horned Frog Band staff. During his graduate studies at TCU, he served as a guest conductor for the TCU Symphonic Band and the TCU Trumpet Studio, with whom he performed at the International Trumpet Guild conference in the summer of 2018. Prior to beginning his graduate assistantship at TCU, he served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Reagan Middle School in Grand Prairie ISD.

Mr. Rajabi graduated with his Bachelor of Music Education degree from TCU. As an undergraduate student, Mr. Rajabi studied trumpet with Dr. Jon Burgess. He has performed with both Mr. Joey Carter’s and Mr. Joe Eckert’s jazz ensembles, Mr. Brian Youngblood’s and Mr. Bobby Francis’s wind bands, and the TCU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Germán Gutiérrez. Additionally, he has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association, the College Band Directors National Association, and International Trumpet Guild conferences. Mr. Rajabi served as the conductor of the Dallas Brass Band for the 2018-2019 performance season.

Message from the director for incoming sixth graders:

Hello Kaufman fifth graders and parents,

We are excited to start getting to know you and are ready to welcome you into our band family. You can find a lot of information about the band on this site, and a ton of reasons why the band is so good for students. Sixth-grade band is an exciting time for band members, and we are so thrilled you have chosen to be a part of it. Please visit our Be Part of the Music page. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to receive information on how to sign up for band next school year.


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Learn more about the positive impact music can have on your child, then fill out a short interest form to get more information about our music program. Please visit our Be Part of the Music page. 

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