2007-08 Concert Ensembles

The Marcus High School Band currently has 4 concert ensembles: The Wind Symphony, The Symphonic Band, The Concert Band, and the Varsity Band. All bands prepare several concerts throughout the concert season, compete at Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight-Reading Contests, and send students to audition for All-Region Band. Several students each year advance to Area auditions, and eventually become part of one of the Texas All-State Bands or Orchestras, which perform during the Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA) Conference in February of each year in San Antonio, Texas.

2008 UIL Concert and Sightreading Repertoire


Wind Symphony

Amanda Drinkwater, Conductor

1. Marche Joyeuse - Charbrier / Junkin
2. Music for Prague - Karel Husa
3. Tunbridge Fair - Walter Piston

Symphonic Band

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. Second Suite for Military Band in F - Gustav Holst/ed. Fennell
2. Sleep - Eric Whitacre
3. El Relicario - Jose Padilla/arr. Longfield

Concert Band

David Simon, Conductor

1. The Beau Ideal Concert March - J.P. Sousa/ arr. Gore
2. Singapura Suite - Jan Van der Rooset
3. Allied Honor - Frank Ticheli

Varsity Band (non competing)

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. Air and Variations - Joseph Kreines
2. Old Churches - Michael Colgrass
3. Newcastle Marcho - Johnnie Vinson


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