The Symphonic Band is a varsity band comprised of the most musically and technically advanced 7th and 8th grade students. Membership is determined by audition, academic eligibility history, and overall performance history. The Symphonic Band performs at least seven concerts and competes in UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation, University of Houston, and additional performances. Members in the Symphonic Band are expected to participate in the TMEA All-Region tryouts and our annual solo recital. In addition, they are expected to maintain passing grades, attend all sectionals, and are strongly encouraged to participate in private lessons.
IMPORTANT SYMPHONIC BAND DATES:
November 6: Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick Off!!
November 8: Region Band Clinic & Concert* (Clinic at CLIS; Concert at CLHS) – for those who made the Region Band
November 15: Chick-fil-A Day!
November 20: Cookie Dough Fundraiser Forms Due
December 4: Elementary Tour* – jeans/band shirt – during school (Weber Elem/Landolt Elem)
December 11: Winter Concert* – 7:30 p.m. Symphonic/Honor Bands; dress uniform
December 13: Chick-fil-A Day!
January 23: WAVE 5th Grade Tour* –Symphonic Band only, band shirt – during school
January 28: Westbrook 5th Grade Tour* – Symphonic Band only, band shirt – during school
January 18: Clear Brook Mega Band Day* @ Brook HS – Required for all Brook-bound 8th graders
Jan (TBD): Clear Lake Mega Band Day* @ Lake HS – Required for all Lake-bound 8th graders
January 24: Chick-fil-A Day!
February 11: Solo Recital*-Sym. Band & Honor Band required*- evening performance; time TBA
February 21: Band lock-in! – all WIS Band students are invited; 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
March 20: Chick-fil-A Day!
April 2: Pre-UIL Concert/Sight-Reading*; @ Clear Creek HS; Time TBD (band shirt)
April 23-24: Varsity UIL Concert/Sight-Reading @ McAdams JH *: Symphonic Band; date/time TBA – dress uniform
May (TBD): SHSU or UH performance* – Symphonic band only, time and final date TBA
May 2: Spring Trip: Fiesta Texas San Antonio, TX (All 7th/8th grade band students are welcome!)
May 6: Spring Concert* – 7:30 p.m., Symphonic/Honor; band t-shirt
May 18: Begin auditions for band placement for 6th & 7th graders* – during school
June 8-12: Stars & Stripes Band Camp!