NEISD band programs are among the top-rated in the State of Texas for a multitude of reasons including:
- Consistent Sweepstakes earnings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests
- Top 10 finishes in State UIL and Band of America Grand National marching competitions
- All 7 NEISD High School Bands placed in the finals in UIL Area Marching Contest
- 64 students placed in the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band over the past 3 years
The many successes within our music programs have created a strong sense of pride within our district and have resulted in NEISD being the most desirable community in which to work and live. Due to our master directors and teachers, supportive community, and talented students, NEISD will certainly continue on the path of excellence in all of our Fine Arts programs.
NEISD middle school band programs offer students a variety of exciting musical opportunities! At the end of 5th grade, the middle school band directors will host an event at which students will have the opportunity to try out a variety of instruments. The directors will place a student on the instrument that they feel best fits them.
In 6th grade, students join Beginner Band and learn to play brass, woodwind, or percussion instruments. In 7th and 8th grades, band students play in a full concert band and have opportunities to join jazz band, compete in region auditions, perform at a high school football game, and take out-of-town trips.
There is a small Student Program Enrichment Fee which varies with each middle school band program. The fee is payable in installments throughout the fall and can be completely covered through student fundraisers! Please reach out to the band director to discuss specific payment options.