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Anna Band Boosters bring you this page full of information & accolades about your own 4A State UIL Qualifying Bands!

Anna Band History

In the spring of 2007, the AHS Band competed in its very first UIL Concert/Sight-reading competition.   In the fall of 2007, the band earned competed in its first UIL Marching Competition.  Over the past 12 years, the band has had great success at UIL Competitions.  The AHS Band, under the direction of Chris Burk, earned First Division Ratings in Concert Performance in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.  The AHS Band also earned First Division Ratings in Sight-reading in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

In 2007 and 2010 through 2018, the AHS Marching Band earned First Divisions at the UIL Marching Competition.   Five times in the past 9 seasons, the AHS Band advanced to the UIL Area Marching Competition and was named as an Area Finalist.  The AHS Band has earned a UIL Sweepstakes Trophy for 12 consecutive years.  Each year, the band has sent an increasing number of  students to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Competition with a record 56 students in 13 ensembles and 8 soloists in 2014.

Starting the 2015-2016 school year, Justin Wallis replaced Chris Burk as the Director of Bands.

Oh, in 2018-2019, WE QUALIFIED FOR UIL STATE 4A CHAMPIONSHIPS for Marching Band! What a great experience!

This year, 2019, we have added two phenomenal directors to our family! Our current team has really ramped up our band!

Come see us perform this year!

Past Marching Shows

  • 2018 – Icarus (UIL State Qualified)
  • 2017 – Carpe Noctem
  • 2016 – Rojo: Danzas de Amor
  • 2015 – Alcatraz
  • 2014 – Brave New World
  • 2013 – How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
  • 2012 – Desert Winds
  • 2011 – The Far East
  • 2010 – The Pyramids of Egypt
  • 2009 – Heroes of the Dark and Light
  • 2008 – Rhapsodic Adventures (Music from Hungarian Rhapsody and Bohemian Rhapsody)
  • 2007 – Video Games Live (Bounty Hunter, Outer Space, Themes from Halo)
  • 2006 – Voyage to Vulcan (Music from Voyager, Rise of the Vulcan and Forge of the Vulcan)

 

Why Should Your Student Join Band?

SAT Scores Improve

According to reports by the College Entrance Examination Board.  A recent report from the College Board found that students in music performance groups scored 57 points higher on the critical reading, 43 points higher on the math and 58 points higher on writing  than students with no arts participation; students in music appreciation scored 62 points higher on verbal, 41 points higher on math and 61 on writing.   – The College Board, Profile of College-Bound Seniors National Report.

Music strengthens & engages multiple skills and abilities

Music requires the integration of eye-hand coordination, rhythm, tonality, symbol recognition and interpretation, attention span, and other factors that represent synthetic aspects of human intelligence. In addition, critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning how to work cooperatively toward shared goals are all skills which are reinforced through music education.

Band reinforces the skills of cooperation

which are among the qualities now most highly valued in business and industry, especially in high-tech contexts. Members are required to shift from an I/Me focus to a We/Us focus. Instead of the logic being, “what’s in it for me,” it becomes, “what’s in it for us?” Band is a group effort which focuses on group goals and the completion of those goals in each and every rehearsal and performance.

Music is one of the seven intelligences identified in the brain

and the only one that utilizes all seven intelligences simultaneously. Students who participate in music courses exercise more of their brain than in any other course they take in school.

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