Ensembles

Marching Band

The Marching Band at McNeil High School is one of the largest student organization on campus with 235 students involved. The Marching Band consists of students from all concert bands, as well as the color guard. Marching Band begins with a mini-camp in May, followed by summer band during the month of August, which all participants are require to attend.

Once school starts the Marching Band rehearses three times a week and performs at pregame and halftime of all football games. The Marching Band competes in 4-6 competitions on Saturdays during the fall in the University Interscholastic League (UIL), USBands, and Bands of America (BOA) circuits.

Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Jason Dimiceli

The Wind Ensemble features the finest musicians in the McNeil HS band program. The Wind Ensemble meets during 1st period and the Instrumental Ensemble class that coincides with Wind Ensemble meets at 5th period. 1st and 5th period are from 9:05 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. on alternating days.

Members of the Wind Ensemble are selected by auditions that occur in May, and they are required to enroll in both the Wind Ensemble and Instrumental Ensemble classes.

The Wind Ensemble performs the finest wind literature and continues the development of refined, professional skills. The Wind Ensemble will perform many concerts throughout the school year and during the month of April is a participant in the TMEA UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.

This select group will also participate in outside musical opportunities when they present themselves. Members of this ensemble are highly encouraged to study privately with our adjunct faculty. Additionally, these students are required to provide professional concert critiques, and participate in UIL solo and ensemble and TMEA region band events.

The Wind Ensemble 2016/2017 Syllabus contains the grading percentages and the grading schedule for the semester.

Wind Symphony

Conductor: Joshua Muñoz

The Wind Symphony is one of three concert bands in the McNeil HS band program. The Wind Symphony 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. The Wind Symphony focuses on refining instrument playing skills and performing quality music literature of a higher difficulty level.

The Wind Symphony will perform many concerts throughout the school year and during the month of April is a participant in the TMEA UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Members of this ensemble are highly encouraged to study privately with our adjunct faculty.

Additionally, these students are required to provide professional concert critiques, and participate in UIL solo and ensemble and TMEA region band events.

Symphonic Band

Conductor: Mike Champagne

The Symphonic Band is one of three concert bands in the McNeil HS band program. The Symphonic Band meets 3rd period and the Instrumental Ensemble class that that coincides with this band class meets during 7th period.

The Symphonic Band focuses on developing and refining instrument playing skills and performing quality music literature. Members of this ensemble are highly encouraged to study privately with our adjunct faculty.

The Symphonic Band will perform many concerts throughout the school year and during the month of April is a participant in the TMEA UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.

McNeil Band Fall Productions

  • 2013 – “Garden of the Mind”
  • 2012 – “Touch”
  • 2011 – “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”
  • 2010 – “If I Only Had…”
  • 2009 – “The Passion Within”
  • 2008 – “Made in America”
  • 2007 – “Somniphobia”
  • 2006 – “Saturday Morning Overtures”
  • 2005 – “On the Town”
  • 2004 – “Live From Austin”
  • 2003 – “Latin Fire”

Wind Ensemble Sectional Schedule

Monday 7:30 – 8:30 am – Flutes/Clarinets/Oboes

Tuesday AM – Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday AM – Trumpet/French Horns/Alto Sax

Friday AM – Percussion/Low Brass/Low Woodwinds

Wind Symphony Sectional Schedule

AM Sectionals: 7:40 am – 8:50 am

Monday AM – Flutes/Oboe

Tuesday AM – Alto Sax/Tenor Sax/F. Horn

Wednesday AM – Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday AM – Trumpet

Friday AM – Trombone/Euphonium

PM Sectionals: 4:20 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesday PM – Bassoon/Bass Clarinet/Bari Sax/Tuba

Thursday PM – Clarinet

Symphonic Band Sectional Schedule

Monday 7:30 – 8:30 am – Flutes/Clarinets/Oboes

Tuesday AM – Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday AM – Trumpet/French Horns/Alto Sax

Friday AM – Percussion/Low Brass/Low Woodwinds