The Symphonic Band is a varsity band comprised of the most musically and technically advanced 7th and 8th grade students. Membership is determined by audition, academic eligibility history, and overall performance history. The Symphonic Band performs at least seven concerts and competes in UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation, University of Houston, and additional performances. Members in the Symphonic Band are expected to participate in the TMEA All-Region tryouts and our annual solo recital. In addition, they are expected to maintain passing grades, attend all sectionals, and are strongly encouraged to participate in private lessons.
IMPORTANT BAND DATES:
November 6: Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick Off!! November 15: Chick-fil-A Day! November 20: Cookie Dough Fundraiser Forms Due December 11: Winter Concert* – 6:30 p.m. Concert Band only; dress uniform December 13: Chick-fil-A Day! January 18: Clear Brook Mega Band Day* @ Brook HS – Required for all Brook-bound 8 th graders January (TBD): Clear Lake Mega Band Day* @ Lake HS – Required for all Lake-bound 8 th graders January 24: Chick-fil-A Day! February 11: Solo Recital – for those taking private lessons – evening performance; exact time TBA February 21: Band lock-in! – all WIS Band students are invited; 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m. March 20: Chick-fil-A Day! March 17-18: Pre-UIL Concert/Sight-Reading*; at UH-Clear Lake Campus; Time/Date: TBD May 2: Spring Trip: Fiesta Texas San Antonio, TX (All 7 th /8 th grade band students are welcome!) May 6: Spring Concert* – 6:30 p.m. Concert Band only; band t-shirt May 18: Begin auditions for band placement for 6 th & 7 th graders* – during school June 8-12: Stars & Stripes Band Camp!