2009-10 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.

2010 UIL Concert and Sightreading Repertoire


Wind Symphony

Amanda Drinkwater, Conductor

1. Marche Heroique - Saint-Seans
2. When Jesus Wept - Schuman
3. Feste Romane - Respighi/trans. Patterson

Symphonic Band

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. English Folk Song Suite - Ralph Vaughan Williams
2. Introit -Fisher Tull
3. Marche Hongroise - Hector Berlioz/arr. Smith

Concert Band

David Simon, Conductor

1. A Tribute to Grainger - Grainger/Ragsdale
2. Rondeau from "Abdelazer" - Purcell/Farnon
3. Domingo Ortega - Ledesma, Oropesa/Wiley

Varsity Band (non competing)

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. Henderson Field - Karl L. King
2. Heaven's Light - Steven Reineke
3. American Riversongs - Pierre La Planta

*All Marcus Band concert groups received exclusively first division
ratings at the Region 24 Concert & Sightreading Contest


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