Welcome to Band at Pershing!

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    Phone: 713-295-5240, ext. 343 
     
     
     
     
     
    The Pershing Middle School Band offers a level for every student interested in learning a band instrument.  We offer Beginning Woodwind, Brass and Percussion classes.  The band program also has advanced groups for the experienced player including concert band, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band. Currently there are 150 students in the program.  The Band program performs at a variety of different venues throughout the year including UIL contests and competitions.  The Concert Band and Symphonic Band consistently receive outstanding ratings at festivals and the Jazz Band has received numerous awards including outstanding Jazz Ensemble at the Blinn Jazz Festival.  In prior years we have performed at and participated in the  Waltrip Band Festival, Branson, Missouri Music Showcase, Region Band, HISD Solo and Ensemble, HISD City Band, Six Flags Band Competition, Pershing Fine Arts Showcase and the PTO Bookfair. 

    Beginning Band Woodwind

    This class is open to all students that complete an interview with the director for instrument selection (clarinet, flute, saxophone, and oboe). Students learn music theory and foundational technique on their particular woodwind instrument. Performances include Winter Concert and Spring Concert.

    Beginning Band Brass

    This class is open to all students that complete an interview with the director for instrument selection (trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba). Students learn music theory and foundational technique on their particular brass instrument. Performances include Winter Concert and Spring Concert.

    Beginning Band Percussion

    This class is open to all students that complete an interview with the director for instrument selection. Students learn music theory and foundational technique on all percussion instruments. Performances include Winter Concert and Spring Concert.

    Jazz Band

    This class is available through auditions only. In this course students learn jazz history and how to perform different styles of jazz (Bebop, Latin, Blues, and Funk) through music in a Big Band setting. Performances include local contests/ festivals and Spring Concert.

    Symphonic Band

    This course is available through auditions only. The Symphonic Band is an Intermediate Band. Student will learn to perform different styles of wind ensemble literature. This course will extend the music theory and foundational technique that has been learned in beginning band. Performances include Pep Band, Winter concert, Spring concert, Waltrip Concert and Sight-Reading festival, Band Trip contest, All-city Auditions, Region Auditions, Solo & Ensemble Try-outs.

    Wind Ensemble

    This course is available through auditions only. The Award Winning Wind Ensemble is the Band Program’s Advanced Band. Student will learn to perform different styles of wind ensemble literature. This course will extend the music theory and foundational technique that has been learned in beginning band. Performances include Pep Band, Winter concert, Spring concert, Waltrip Concert and Sight-Reading festival, UIL Concert and Sight-Reading, Blinn Music Meet, Band Trip contest, All-city Auditions, Region Auditions, Solo & Ensemble Try-outs.