Bruce Melville is a native Texan and attended the University of North Texas before transferring to University of Houston where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He continued his education at University of Houston and received a Master’s degree in Music Theory.
Bruce has played trombone professionally in the Houston area for 28 years and has shared the stage with Dennis Dotson, Conrad Herwig, Randy Brecker, Bernadette Peters, Don Henley, and many more. He currently performs with a Houston original six-horn funk band, TKOh.
Bruce taught at Katy High School where he was the Director of Jazz Studies for seven years. He moved to the Dallas area and was the Director of Bands at South Grand Prairie High School. He then returned to Katy ISD as Assistant Director of Bands at Taylor High School, where he conducted the Jazz Band and the Symphonic Band.
Bruce is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, International Trombone Association, and Texas Association Jazz Educators.