2010-11 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.

2011 UIL Concert and Sightreading Repertoire


Wind Symphony

Amanda Drinkwater, Conductor

1. March to the Scaffold - Berlioz/ Rogers
2. Profanation- Bernstein/ Bencriscutto
3. Southern Harmony - Grantham

Symphonic Band

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. First Suite in Eb – Gustav Holst/ed. Fennell
2. Early Light – Carolyn Bremer
3. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine – J.P. Sousa/Fennell

Concert Band

David Simon, Conductor

1. Brighton Beach - William P. Latham
2. Contrasto Grosso - Jacob de Haan
3. Spoon River - Percy Grainger - arr. Sheldon

Varsity Band (non competing)

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. Monterey March – Pierre La Plante
2. America Verses – Timothy Broege
3. Blue Ridge Saga – James Swearingen

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

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