Current Student Leaders
Daniel Turner grew up in Friendswood, Texas and attended Friendswood High School. Daniel is currently a senior attending the University of North Texas pursuing a Bachelors in both Music Education and Music Performance, where he studies Trumpet with John Holt. Daniel is currently a member of the UNT’s Green Brigade, where he participates on staff as a field technician. During his time so far at UNT, he has performed with the University of North Texas Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Williams, the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Daniel Cook, and the Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Andrew Trachsel.
Daniel has developed a passion for the marching arts ever since he first participated in it in high school. Daniel’s love for the marching arts culminated in his participation in DCI. Daniel marched with Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017, the Boston Crusaders in 2018 and 2019, and was contracted to march with the Blue Devils in 2020. Daniel has served as a marching technician at Lake Dallas High School and Wakeland High School. He has also served as a choreographer for the Grapevine Indoor Percussion ensemble in the spring of 2020. In the fall of 2020, Daniel joined Hebron High School as a marching technician, where he continues for the 2021 season.
Daniel is affiliated with the Gamma Theta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Texas Music Educators Association. Daniel is also an active member of Box 7 DCI Ministries. Daniel hopes to teach high school students after he graduates.
Caleb Belonga grew up in Prosper, Texas, where he attended Prosper High School and was a member of the band under the direction of Prosper ISD Fine Arts Director, John Alstrin. During his time in the Prosper Band, Caleb served on the student leadership team, most notably as Brass Captain, helping the program earn its first big achievements as 5A State Marching Contest Finalists, Bands of America Semi-Finalists, and the HEB Marching Contest Champion. Caleb was invited back to Prosper High School to be a marching technician, and he is currently serves marching technician and announcer for the Prosper High School Band, where they have since been a Bands of America Grand Nationals Finalist.
Caleb is currently a junior at the University of North Texas pursuing a Bachelors in Music Education, where he studies with Caleb Hudson, a current member of the Canadian Brass. During his time at UNT, Caleb has served on the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band Student Leadership Team as a Trumpet Section Leader, and as a trumpet soloist for the Green Brigade on their most recent recording project. As a performer, he has participated in the University of North Texas Brass Band and Concert Band, and has been invited to both the solo and the small ensemble divisions of the National Trumpet Competition.
Caleb is affiliated with the Texas Music Educators Association and the International Trumpet Guild. He is an active member of Reformed University Fellowship, a campus ministry that seeks to reach and serve students on the university campus.