Mr. Atkins

Important Band Dates:
July:
30-31: 8am-4pm New Member Camp for all new members to the LVHS Marching Band
August:
1-3: 7:30am-4:00pm Band Two-A-Days begin.
6-10: 7:30am-4:00pm Band Two-A-Days Continued
13-17: 4:30pm-8:30pm Band Evening Rehearsals
20: 4:30pm-8:30pm Band Evening Rehearsal
22: First Day of School no morning rehearsal
23: 7:00am-8:00am Morning Rehearsals begin.
28: 4:30pm-8:30pm Tuesday night band rehearsals begin and continue every Tuesday evening through marching season.
31: First Football Game at home vs. Sinton
September:
6: Away Football vs. McCollum
14: Away Football vs. La Grange
21: Home Football vs. Lampasas
22: ATSSB Region Jazz Auditions @ La Vernia HS
28: Away Football vs. Rockport-Fulton
October:
5: Home Football vs. Pearsall
6: Rough Rider Marching Contest***
     ***Possible SAT Date, please do not schedule the SAT on this date.***
12: Away Football @ Beeville-Jones
13: Comal Classic Marching Contest
20: UIL REGION MARCHING CONTEST @ HEROES STADIUM
26: Home Football vs. Gonzales
27: UIL AREA MARCHING CONTEST @ GREGORY-PORTLAND HS
November:
2: Away Football vs. Boerne
9: Home Football vs. Pleasanton
16-17: Possible Playoff Game
23-24: Possible Playoff Game
26: ATSSB Region Band Auditions

About me:
Mr. Atkins comes to La Vernia ISD from Steele High School in Cibolo. He was at Steele for 8 years and his groups have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Statue of Liberty, and Disneyland. He has recorded three professional recordings with the Steele High School Jazz Band and is looking forward to continuing this work with the La Vernia Band Program.

Mr. Atkins is a graduate of Texas State University. His teachers include Mr. Doug Skinner, Dr. Todd Oxford, and Mr. William Hull for saxophone. His conducting teachers include: Dr. James South and Mr. Howard Hudiburg. He has performed with jazz legends: Carl Fontana, Kim Park, Clark Terry, Mike Tomaro, and Frank Mantooth.

Mr. Atkins' Schedule:

1st Period - JH Honor Band
2nd Period - JH Non-Varsity Bands
3rd Period - 6th Grade Band
4th Period - 6th Grade Band
5th Period - Conference
6th Period - HS Wind Ensemble
7th Period - HS Non-Varsity Bands
8th Period - HS Jazz Band
Links to classes:

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