2011-12 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.

2012 UIL Concert and Sightreading Repertoire


Wind Symphony

Amanda Drinkwater, Conductor

1. Toccata & Fugue in D minor (Bach/trans. Hunsberger
2. Hary Janos Suite - Kodaly/trans. Bainum/ ed. Thompson)
3. El Capitan - (Sousa/ Ed. Brion & Schissel)

Symphonic Band

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. Ticonderoga March –Leroy Anders
2. Armedian Dances, Set 1 - Alfred Reed
3. Strange Humors - John Mackey

Concert Band

David Simon, Conductor

1. "March" from Third Suite - Robert Jager
2. A Grainger Threesom - Percy Grainger / arr. Ragsdale
3. J.S. Jig - Brant Karrick

Varsity Band (non competing)

Dominic Talanca, Conductor

1. Rough Riders March – Karl L. King
2. Abracadabra - Frank Ticheli
3. Three on the Isle - Hugh M. Stuart

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

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