2013 - 2014 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.

2014 UIL Concert and Sightreading Repertoire

Ensembles

Wind Symphony

Amanda Drinkwater, Conductor

1. The Firebird - Stravinsky/Fennell
2. Fugue A La Gigue - Bach/Holst
3. Pomp & Circumstance Military March No. 1 Elgar/Retford/Reed


Symphonic Band

David Simon, Conductor

1.Flourish for Wind Band and Rhosymedre Vaughn Williams/Beeler
2. Festivo Gregson
3. Circus Days King/Schissel

Concert Band

Chase Howard, Conductor

1. Variations on Scarborough Fair Custer
2. Redemption Galante
3. Marche des Parachutistes Belges Leemans/Wiley


Varsity Band (non competing)

David Simon, Conductor

1. Joy Ticheli
2. Fantasy on a Fiddle Tune La Plante

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

 
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