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Cougar Band Ensembles


Wind Ensemble

Selection into this group is by audition, director recommendation, and demonstration of academic proficiency. Members in this ensemble will participate in the TMEA Region Band process, Solo and Ensemble Contest, preparations for special possible honor concerts, and UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation. The Wind Ensemble will give numerous performances both on and off campus. In UIL activities, this group will be designated the “Varsity” band. 


Symphonic Band

Selection into this group is by audition. This group, at varying levels, will participate in Solo and Ensemble Contest and UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation.  Members of the Symphonic Band may participate in the TMEA Region Band process at the discretion of the directors. These groups will give a variety of performances. In UIL activities, these groups are designated as the “Non-Varsity” band. 


Students in the band program will be placed in a concert ensemble by audition at the end of the school year, as well as observation throughout the year. 



Beginning Band

This band is available to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who wish to participate in the band experience. Students enrolled in beginning band need not have any previous band experience.  Instrument selection will be done with the aid of the band staff.