CHARGER MARCHING BAND
During marching season, all bands and the color guard are combined to form the Charger Marching Band.
Spring Training is designed to welcome all incoming freshmen, new band students and returning band members. Students will attend each day. Summer Band Camp will be from August 1st through August 24th.
The Band Directors will distribute schedules for the students to take home. Attendance at these rehearsals
is required of every student.
Color Guard and Percussion students will be given a practice schedule for the summer months.
Their schedule may differ from the instrumentalists.
The Charger Band performs at the ten regularly scheduled varsity high school football games as well as
any play-off games; the band travels by school buses to all games. On game days that fall on a Thursday
or Friday, students will report to the band hall after school. They normally will have a short rehearsal,
after which they will eat a pre-game meal provided by the BPA.
The concert bands will perform at a Holiday concert in early December. There is usually a pre-spring break
concert in March and an end of year concert in May. All concert bands will perform. The Jazz Band,Winter Percussion and Winter Guard also have concerts and events during the spring semester.
Jazz is an extracurricular activity in the Spring. All students who wish to participate will be assigned to one
of 3 jazz bands, based upon audition results (Jazz I, Jazz II or Jazz III).
The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) holds auditions for honor ensembles each year. Audition requirements and dates will be announced when they become available (generally late July). Auditions
usually begin mid-November. All 1st and 2nd band students are required to participate in TMEA Band
Auditions. Payment of a registration fee of $10 to the directors is required.
INDIVIDUAL SOLO AND ENSEMBLE COMPETITIONS
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) sponsors both individual and group music competitions
for high school band students. This event is usually held in February. Competitions include individual
solos as well as ensembles. All students are required to perform at Solo and Ensemble. The exact
performance requirements will be at the discretion of your student’s individual band director.
PRIVATE LESSONS FOR STUDENTS
Private lessons with a competent instructor are strongly encouraged for all Churchill band students.
Private lessons are taken at each student’s discretion. Some teachers teach lessons on campus during
band classes. These teachers are screened first through the NEISD Fine Arts office and then by the
Churchill Band staff. We make every effort to secure qualified instructors to teach every instrument.
If you are looking for a private instructor, go to the: Private Lessons link enclosed to download a list of
instructors that may be available.
Mattress Sale - Saturday, February, 25th
8 - 5pm - Band Hall
Check with your friendly Band Board Member
Be an active member of the WC Marching Band Program. Come to our BPA monthly meetings to get information, volunteer, and learn about fundraising opportunities.
Solo and Ensemble
Saturday, February 25th
Saturday, February 25th
THINGS TO REMEMBER
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