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All Symphonic Band students attending the contest will be dismissed from their 6th, 7th, and 8th periods on Thursday, April 9. IMPORTANT: Everyone must bring something to eat. We will only have a few minutes to eat during 6th period before getting ready to leave and we will not be able to stop after our performance.

Bring your concert attire with you to school! 

ALL PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO WATCH OUR STAGE AND SIGHT READING PERFORMANCES AT THE CONTEST! We would love to have as many of you there as possible. It is always nice to have applause after our performances and this is what we have all worked so hard for this entire semester.

10:35am  QUICKLY come to band hall take roll

10:40  Eat and change into concert attire

11:00  Warm up and tune

11:40  Load busses

11:45  Depart for Georgetown HS

1:05pm  Warm up time begins

1:45  PERFORMANCE on stage

2:15  Sight read

3:00  Leave Georgetown HS for McNeil

3:30  Arrive at school

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The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Jason Dimiceli. Under Mr. Dimiceli’s leadership the group has enjoyed nine very successful years. The Symphonic Band consistently receives Sweepstakes ratings at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests.  Members of the Symphonic Band have auditioned into and performed in the Region Band and have made area and All-State bands and orchestras in subsequent years.

The Symphonic Band class meets during 2nd period and the Instrumental Ensemble class that that coincides with this band class meets during 6th period. These classes are from 10:41-12:15 everyday. All the members in Symphonic Band participate in the McNeil Marching Band as well as in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.

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We will begin sectional rehearsals on January 26. Please adjust your calendars so that you can make every sectional as they are required for a grade.  There will be NO SECTIONALS from February 2-13 because of Solo and Ensemble and the TMEA Convention.  They will resume on February 17 (no school Monday) and continue through March 27.

VERY IMPORTANT: Student schedules  prevent us from ever having the entire band in any class period.  Because of this we will have MANDATORY full band rehearsals before school. We will begin rehearsals on March 31, April 2 and 7 at 7:10 am in the band hall. These are the only rehearsals with the entire Symphonic Band before UIL and EVERYONE must be present. Please attend tutorials at other times that do not conflict with these rehearsals.

Sectional Schedule:

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri


AM Tpt, Hn, Perc Saxes Orch * Make up  Low Brass


PM Clar, Bsn * Make up Flute


* Your sectional will either be Tuesday after school or Thursday before school in weeks we have no school on your scheduled sectional day. However, this will be planned in advance.

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Please download the syllabus and follow all deadlines.

Fall 2014 Syllabus.pdf

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