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Band

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.

 

Middle School

Eligibility

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.

Expectations

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.


High School

Eligibility

Our NEISD high school band programs are some of the most well-respected and competitive in the nation. They include competitive marching bands, pep bands, jazz bands, chamber ensembles, solo competitions, color guard (flags), and much more. In high school, all students are part of the marching band for the first 11 weeks of the fall. Then, they perform in a traditional concert band or wind ensemble for the remainder of the school year.

At the end of 8th grade, the high school band directors will reach out to all 8th-grade band students with audition information for the high school band program. Students will perform a quick audition toward the end of the school year so they can be placed in the correct 9th-grade band class based on their musical ability. Everyone “makes the band!” Students simply need to select “Band” on their high school choice sheet.

NEISD band programs are among the top-rated in the state of Texas and across the country 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 advanced to UIL Area Marching Contest
  • 64 students placed in the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band over the past 3 years

Color Guard “Flags” is an offering of the NEISD High School Band programs. Color guard students need no prior music or dance experience. These students are taught by trained choreographers and consultants. The color G=guard travels, performs, and competes as a part of the marching band, and the color guard class gives students all of their required PE and Fine Arts credits for high school.

Expectations

There is a Student Program Enrichment Fee which varies with each high school band and color guard 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.

 

**New for Fall of 2019**


All high school marching band students are required by UIL to have a physical evaluation signed by a medical professional prior to participation in any marching band activities!

https://www.uiltexas.org/files/music/Marching_Band_Physical_Exam_FAQ.pdf