Concert Bands

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Concert band season starts in November after UIL marching contest.  The concert bands typically put on a holiday concert in December, a pre-UIL concert in March / April, and a spring concert in May.

There are three concert bands:  

Wind Ensemble – our Varsity band, and typically comprised of our upper classmen.  This band is conducted by Mr. Saldaña, and was known as Symphonic Band prior to 2016-17 school year.

Symphonic Band – our Non-Varsity band, and was known as Concert Band prior to the 2016-17 school year.  This band is conducted by Mr. Davis.

Concert Band – our Sub-Non-Varsity band, first formed for the 2016-17 school year.

Wind Ensemble Achievements

  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2017-18
  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2016-17
  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2015-16
  • TMEA State Honor Band finalist for the 2014-15 school year
  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2014-15
  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2013-14
  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2012-13

Symphonic Band Achievements

  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2017-18
  • Division 1 rating in UIL Concert in 2016-17
  • Division 1 ratings in UIL Concert and Sight Reading in 2015-16
  • Division 1 rating in UIL Concert in 2014-15
  • Division 1 rating in UIL Concert in 2013-14
Wind Ensemble
UIL Music Selections

2018:
Mock Morris  (Grainger/Simpson/MMP/Kreines/Lud/Perna)
English Dances, Set 1  (Arnold/Johnstone)
A Farewell to a Slavic Woman  (Agapkin/Bourgeois)

2017:
Anchors Aweigh (Zimmerman)
Second Suite in F for Military Band (Holst)
Overture (from Italian in Algiers) (Rossini)

2016:
Billboard March (Khlor/Buckley)
Festivo (Gregson)
Danzon No. 2 (Marquez)

2015:
Entry March of the Boyars (Halvorsen/Fennel)
Toccata Marziale (Vaughan Williams)
Armenian Dances, Set 1 (Reed)

2014:
The Mad Major (Alford)
Incantation and Dance (Chance)
Summer Dances (Balmages)

2013:
The Huntress (King)
Amazing Grace (Ticheli)
Fanfare and Allegro (Williams)

2012:
Amparito Roca (Texidor)
Shenandoah (Ticheli)
Fantasy on American Sailing Songs (Grundman)

Symphonic Band
UIL Music Selections

2018:
Gallant Marines March (King/Swearingen)
Heaven’s Light (Reineke)
Butterfly’s Ball (Fraley)


2017:
Queen City March (Boorn)
Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon (Grainger)
Arabian Dances (Balmages)

2016:
Dancing at Stonehenge (Suter)
A Walk in the Morning Sun (La Plante)
Aces of the Air (Swearingen)

2015:
Allied Honor (Swearingen)
Blue Ridge Saga (Swearingen)
Undertow (Mackey)

2014:
Coast Guards March (King)
Hypnotic Fireflies (Balmages)
West Highland Sojourn (Sheldon)

Concert Band
UIL Music Selections

2019 will be our first year!