The marching band is an integral part of the total band experience. Marching band members earn P.E. credit in the fall, in addition to fine arts credit throughout the year. Marching band members must be enrolled in a band class and take an active part in all marching events.
The Capital City Marching Festival is one of the major fundraisers for the band. Our 28th annual event will be on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Toney Burger Center. For more information, please visit the Cap City website. .
Both the indoor and outdoor colorguard are all inclusive. All students are welcome to participate. Perform with the LASA Raptor Band at competitions and football games. Check the LASA Band Calendar for dates.
After the marching band season, there's another component called winterguard. Winterguard is completely indoors, and LASA Winterguard competes in competitions with the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC.) Winterguard gives members an opportunity to experience another side of colorguard. New members are welcome to join!
Percussion includes the non-marching Front Ensemble section (timpani, marimbas, and xylophones) and the Drumline section (bass, snare, and tenor drums). Percussion members also participate in various competitions, including the prestigious Lone Star competition in Dallas and the Brandeis High School competition in San Antonio.
There are two jazz groups: the Jazz Band (an actual class during the day) and the Stage Band (after school group.) We have won a multitude of awards at jazz competitions and festivals. Balancing academics and performance, jazz students are committed to keeping these bands sounding great! The jazz bands have numerous gigs each year, including the Temple Jazz Festival and the AISD Jazz and Pops Concert.