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The Big Sandy Band Program is an award-winning 2A high school band and 1C middle school specializing in military marching style consisting of grades 8-12 at the high school, a 7th grade intermediate band and 6th grade beginning band. The high school band has two seasons, marching and concert. During the marching season, the band prepares for UIL Marching Contests, performs at all football games, and marches in community parades. During the concert season, the band prepares for UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. The band also participates in All-Region Contest, UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest, Junior/Senior Honor Band, Yamboree, Big Sandy Christmas parade, and the Big Sandy ISD Veteran's Day program.

The mission and goal of the Big Sandy Band Program is to be successful through the teaching of determination, team-building skills, discipline, respect, responsibility and music education.


Accomplishments

2015-2016 Accomplishments:

  • Austin Gage, Alto Saxophone, 3rd Chair All-Region Band, Advancing to Area
  • UIL Region 4 High School Marching Contest - 2nd Division, Excellent Rating
  • 2 Honor Band Participants - Blue Band, Austin Gage, 1st Chair Alto Saxophone; Preston Beason, 5th Chair Euphonium

2014-2015 Accomplishments:

  • Color Guard - 2nd, 3rd and 4th place for all routines
  • 4 Honor Band Participants - Blue Band, TAMU-Commerce
  • UIL Region 4 High School Marching Contest - 2nd Division, Excellent Rating
  • Austin Gage - Region IV ATSSB High School All-Region Symphonic Band Member
  • Decorian Menefee - Region IV ATSSB Jr. High All-Region Band Member
  • UIL Region IV Solo & Ensemble Contest - 7 First Division, Superior Rating Medals
  • UIL Region 4 High School Concert Contest - 2nd Division, Excellent Rating
  • UIL Region 4 High School Sightreading Contest - 2nd Division, Excellent Rating
  • UIL Region 4 Jr. High Concert Contest - 2nd Division, Excellent Rating
  • UIL Region 4 Jr. High Sightreading Contest - 1st Division, Superior Rating

2013-2014 Accomplishments:

  • UIL Area C High School Marching Contest 5th Place
  • UIL Area C High School Marching Contest Advancement (1st Time in Band's History)
  • UIL Region 4 High School Marching Contest - 1st Division, Superior Rating (1st Time in 20+ Years)
  • Color Guard - 1st Division, Superior Rating - Yamboree Marching Contest
  • Color Guard - Best in Class 1A
  • Select Juniors/Seniors advance to Honor Band - Texas A&M University-Commerce
    Blue Band: Mason Smith, Josette Peterson, Emily Jackson, Katelyn Surber, Boston Beason, DeCorein Hodge
    Gold Band: Aaron Nolan
  • Jr. High All-Region Band: Lexi Vine
  • UIL Region 4 High School Sightreading Contest - 1st Division, Superior Rating
  • Beginner Band - 1st Division, Superior Rating - SoundPost Music Festival
  • High School Band - OPS Area Qualifier for "General Grant March" and "Fire Dance" (1st & 2nd respectively)