Mr. Atkins

Important Band Dates:

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 - Admin Period

5th Period - Jazz Band

6th Period - HS Wind Ensemble

7th Period - HS Non-Varsity Bands

8th Period - Conference

Links to classes:

Jazz Band Youtube Links