7:00AM   Rehearsal at school

8:00     Snack/Change into uniform

9:30     Depart for Reeves Athletic Complex

9:45     Arrive and unload

10:45    Warm Up

11:45    Prelims Performance

12:00PM     Load up and head back to school

1:00     Eat lunch at school (provided by Boosters)

We will stay at school for the afternoon and watch a movie/hang out. Students are welcome to bring homework too. We want to keep everyone on campus and together so please understand when we say no one is to leave.

5:00     Prelims Announcement (DM and Captains only)

5:15     Eat Dinner at school (provided by Boosters)

From this point on we will not know our schedule until after the announcement for Finalist bands. If we make Finals, then we will head back to the stadium for warm up, perform, and stay until the very end, which will be past 11:00.

IMPORTANT: Please plan to pick your child up as soon as we get back to school. Our arrival time is dependent on factors out of our control, so please help us get your child to communicate when we are on our way back to school. The directors will stay until 30 minutes after we arrive. That should be plenty of time for all students to get picked up.


8:00am Game Day Run-Through

9:05 - 4:10 Regular School Day

4:11 Bring Instrument to truck/Game Day Meal

4:55 Uniform Checkout

5:20 Inspection

5:45 Depart for Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex

6:00 Arrive/Unload/Warm Up

7:00ish Game Starts

10:00ish Arrive back at McNeil

IMPORTANT: Please plan to pick your child up as soon as we get back to school. Our arrival time is dependent on factors out of our control, so please help us get your child to communicate when we are on our way back to school. The directors will stay until 30 minutes after we arrive. That should be plenty of time for all students to get picked up.

Student Handbook

Please read the Maverick Band Handbook for this year as students will be held to these expectations. It is downloadable from our Charms area as well. 

State Solo and Ensemble Results

We would like to congratulate all the McNeil Band students who advanced to the TSSEC this year. We would like to especially recognize Amy Gravell for being selected as the Outstanding Soloist from her judge! More congratulations go out to the following students for receiving a medal:

Gold Medal:

Alex Sorensen - Trumpet

Diana Kim, Annie Wang, Ying Zhou, Christine Zhu - Flute Quartet

Nick Bulko, Libby Fears, Dylan McCoy, Alex Sorensen - Trumpet Quartet

Silver Medal:

Victoria McElhinney - Flute

Cameron Schnurer - Bassoon

Evie Shaw - Alto Sax

Michael Mollenhauer - Tenor Sax

Parker Tate - Trumpet

Kate Thane - Trumpet

Kenna Heroy, Clara Lee, Anjana Ramachandra, Hannah Richards - Clarinet Quartet

2015 - 2016 Band Leadership and Managers

Please congratulate our STUDENT LEADERSHIP for next school year. These are the students who have been chosen to lead the entire Maverick Band through the marching season. Also, our appointed managers are:

Uniform: Marilyn Goumans, Mindy Lee, Megan Sharp

Library: Sophia Bach, Mindy Lee, Gareth Ofenstein

Instrument: Michael Mollenhauer, Neelesh Rathi

The directors will appoint more managers so that there are some in every band class. Please contact Mr. Dimiceli if you are interested in helping out the band.

The Drum Majors of the 2015 McNeil Marching Band are:

Head Drum Major: Annie Wang

Assistant Drum Majors: Sophia Beausoleil, Austin Vogelman

Congratulations to these students! We would also like to thank all of the students who went through the audition process. It definitely takes a lot of work and courage to do this in front of the entire band program. 

Maverick Band Guide Available

Please check out the Maverick Band Guide and Welcome Letter. This is mostly designed as an informational packet for incoming freshmen/transfer students and their parents but is definitely a resource for any members of the band and guard. If you have any questions about the McNeil Band please do not hesitate to contact a director. Thanks.

Band Successes at UIL

The McNeil Bands had another successful showing at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Georgetown this year. The Concert Band received an Excellent rating (Two) on their concert program and a Superior rating (One) in Sight Reading. The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble both received unanimous Superior ratings from all judges. Judges were very complimentary of the work done by directors and students.

Thank you to all the family and friends who made it out to see the performances.

Summer Band Dates Have Been Posted on Charms

Check the Charms calendar for summer band dates that have been posted. Please make every attempt to avoid scheduling vacations on these dates. Missed summer practices can adversely affect the level of participation a student has within the marching band contest show. 

Update Your "Charms" Database Info 

We need everyone, especially our new members, to update their information in our database. Our only way of communication is through your personal emails. If those our not kept current then you won't receive our newsletters or our reminder emails of upcoming events. We would also like all of our parents to fill in the fields asking about your occupation. We would like to be able to utilize the special skills of our parents and this helps us to identify those skills. If you are unsure of how to update your "Charms" info check out the last post at the bottom of this column. 


1, 2,'s that easy!  Members & Families, this is how you do it:

  1. Click on the "Enter Charms Area" button, in the menu bar to the right on the website
  2. Enter your RRISD six digit ID in the student password box
  3. Click on the "Personal Info" button.  This will bring you to your profile page.  Please update ALL information -- even your shirt size!  Double-check all email addresses and phone numbers.  Enter your phone numbers in the format 512-XXX-XXXX for our audition entry purposes. 

Keeping your Charms profile updated with your correct contact information is the only way to ensure you receive all the latest McNeil Band news.  If you can't enter the area, then please email one of the band directors with your correct ID number and they can fix the problem.

Don't forget to check the Band/Guard Website and Charms calendar OFTEN for current information and updates!

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A Day 

 Period B Day
9:05-10:35 1  Wind Ensemble

 Instrumental Ensemble (Wind Ensemble)
10:41-12:15 2 Wind Symphony 6 Instrumental Ensemble (Wind Symphony)

12:21-2:29 3 Symphonic Band
C Lunch (1:57-2:29)
7 Instrumental Ensemble (Symphonic Band)
C Lunch (1:57-2:29)

 Color Guard


 Color Guard/Percussion


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Buy HEB Cards and Support the McNeil Band

Now is the perfect time to support the McNeil Band and Color Guard by buying HEB Cards from the Boosters.   Remember, 5% of all sales goes directly to the Boosters.   For your convenience, there are several ways to get your cards:

  • (1)    Call your neighborhood representative to arrange pick-up of your cards.  Your neighborhood rep information is available on the McNeil Band website
  • (2)    Cards will be sold at all of the football games, booster meetings AND during pick-up after evening band practice on Thursdays.
  • (3)    Order online and an HEB Card Representative will deliver the cards to you.

 So get your cards now while this deal is offered! One of our HEB Card Sales Neighborhood Reps will make sure you get what you need.

 We can accept cash or checks (made payable to “McNeil Band Boosters”, please include your driver’s license and telephone numbers).  If you have any questions, please contact our HEB Cards Sales Coordinator at 

 Thank you for supporting the Band/Guard through your purchases of HEB Cards! 

Click Here for the list of our 2015-2016 Neighborhood Reps

Click Here for an Online Order Form

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