2016-17 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.

2017 UIL Concert and Sightreading Repertoire

Ensembles

Wind Symphony

Amanda Drinkwater, Conductor

1. Easter Monday on the White House Lawn – John Philip Sousa/Arr. Rogers
2. Sketches on a Tudor Pslam – Fisher Tull
3. Symphony No. 5, Finale – Dimitri Shostakovich/arr. Righter

Symphonic Band

David Simon, Conductor

1. Torch of Liberty – Karl King/arr. Swearingen
2. Pageant – Vincent Persichetti 
3. Slavonic Dance #1 – Anton Dvorak/arr. Longfield 

Concert Band

Chase Howard, Conductor

1. La Madre de los Gatos – Brian Beck
2. Tudor Sketches – William Owens
3. Fantasy on an Early American Marching Tune – Robert Sheldon

Varsity Band 

David Simon, Conductor

1. Knights of Dunvegan – Richard Meyer
2. Little Suite for Band – Randall D. Standridge
3. The Crown of Castile – Johnnie Vinson

 
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