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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 27. 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 10-22 because of Solo and Ensemble and the TMEA Convention.  They will resume on February 19 (no school Monday) and resume through March.

VERY IMPORTANT: April 1, 3, 7, and 9 are our last B Days before going to UIL contest and we will have MANDATORY full band rehearsals before/after school. We will begin rehearsals on April 1 and 7 at 7:10 am in the band hall. The April 3 rehearsal will  be from 4:30-6:00 pm. The April 9 rehearsal will be decided once we find out the UIL schedules of the Concert Bands. Please adjust your work schedules as that will not be an excused absence.  These are the only rehearsals with the entire Symphonic Band before UIL and EVERYONE must be present. 

Sectional Schedule:

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri


AM Flute Orch/Sax * Make up  Low Brass


PM Dbl. Rd Clarinet Horn Trumpet


* Your sectional will be Thursday after school in weeks we have no school on your scheduled sectional day.

Recordings of the UIL Music can be found below

Syllabus Minimize

Please download the syllabus and follow all deadlines.

Fall 2014 Syllabus.pdf

Fundamentals Technique Package Minimize