ABOUT

Welcome to Award Music. We have been providing products, services, and programs to individuals, professionals, non-profit organizations, and businesses in the North Texas area for over 12 years.
Count on Award Music when quality really counts. Remember, exceptional service is our standard.

 

Meet the Staff…

Ellis Smith

Owner/President/CEO/School Road Rep
ellis.smith@awardmusic.com

Ellis began working for Award Music in February 2004. Despite having very little musical background Ellis learned quickly, and, during his time in the store, has learned to play Alto Saxophone, Acoustic Guitar, and Bass Guitar. Ellis was promoted to sales manager in 2009. In August 2011 Ellis took over the everyday operations of Award Music, acquiring the business from David Washburn.

As road rep, Ellis visits schools all over the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and builds relationships with the districts.  He also brings supplies, and repairs, back and forth as needed.

Ellis attended Kaufman ISD, but transferred to Terrell ISD during his freshman year of high school. Shortly thereafter, he left public school and enrolled in home schooling, where he graduated in 2002. Ellis currently owns 5 instruments: a Belmonte Saxophone, a Ventura Acoustic Guitar, a Dean "Studio" Acoustic Guitar, a Yamaha B Bass, and an ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000.

Ellis' favorite styles of music are: Rock, Alternative, Blues, and (Traditional) Jazz. His favorite band is Breaking Benjamin.

Ellis lives in Quinlan with his wife, Beth, and his two daughters, Kaitlyn (who is in band herself) and Kimberly. Ellis is currently an active Band Booster Member for Quinlan ISD.

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Ellis Smith

Ellis Smith

Owner/President/CEO/School Road Rep

Douglas Byars

COO/Shop Managar/Repair Tech/Quality Control Manager
douglas@awardmusic.com

Douglas began working for Award Music in April of 2014. Douglas is currently a certified member of NAPBIRT, and holds certifications for woodwind/brasswind recycling specialist and double reeds. Douglas also acts as Award Music's quality control manager. As QC manager, Douglas handles customer service issues, along with streamlining the store for better proficiency.

Douglas attended Ford High School, in Quinlan, where he played trumpet in the school band. In his spare time Douglas likes to work on cars, dirt bikes, electronics, or anything that can be worked on. Douglas' favorite music includes Breaking Benjamin, Foo Fighters, Stained, and Disturbed.

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Douglas Byars

Douglas Byars

COO/Shop Managar/Repair Tech/Quality Control Manager

Brittany Byars

Secretary/Sales Associate/Saxophone Instructor
brittany@awardmusic.com

Brittany began working at Award Music in July of 2012.
Brittany is a graduate of Ford High School, in Quinlan, TX. She graduated "Distinguished" in her class. Brittany was a part of the Quinlan Panther Bands from 2006-2012, playing flute at first, but later switching to Saxophone. While playing Saxophone, Brittany was a 3 time state Solo and Ensemble qualifier. Her dream horn is a Selmer "Super Action 80" Tenor Sax. Along with her Saxophone playing, Brittany also owns a few guitars including: an ESP LTD, Yamaha APX500II, and a BC Rich "Warlock" electric. Her main love, however, remains Saxophone.
Her favorite styles of music include: classic rock, alternative, and country.

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Brittany Byars

Brittany Byars

Secretary/Sales Associate/Saxophone Instructor

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