When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is your prime resource, especially for marches written by John Philip Sousa. From February 26-March 28, “The President’s Own” will host “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through March 28, marches will compete head to head while our friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. You can visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download a tournament bracket, and vote for your favorites. The champion march will be announced on March 29. At the end of the competition, anyone with the winning march on their bracket, completed prior to the first match, will be dubbed an honorary "March King" for a day! Participants are invited to share completed brackets with the Marine Band by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or posting to facebook.com/marineband.
NAMMB would like to send a HUGE Congratulations to the following schools who this past week participated at the UIL State Marching Band Contest and all did phenomenally in representing the precision style! The Schools are:
Timpson High School Band
Director: Rhonda Daniel
Union Grove High School Band
Director: Brandon K. Garmon
New Boston Schools
Director: David Landry
New Diana High School Band
Director: Michael Moody
Crosby High School Band
Director: Kevin Knight
Once Again, CONGRATS and keep up the GOOD WORK! 💂♂️💂♀️🎶
The RESULTS ARE IN!!
GO CHECK THEM OUT
NAMMB is Proud to Present the Hall of Fame class of 2017. Congratulations to Mr. Barry Johnson and Mr. Val Rose!! Both were astounding educators and both were NAMMB Past Presidents. The induction ceremony will be held before results at the State Military Marching Band Contest, 11-4-2017 at SFA Stadium.
PRE-UIL AND STATE MILITARY MARCHING BAND CONTEST DATES
Day: October 14th
Location: Carthage High School Stadium
State Military Marching Band Contest-
Day: November 4th
Location: SFA Homer Bryce Stadium
HOW DO I ENTER MY BAND?
Check back on the NAMMB contest pages for details and an online form to enter the band!
Today at the NAMMB membership meeting it was voted on and determined that the President-Elect for The National Association of Military Marching Bands will be Mr. Randy Kiser from Spring Hill ISD! Congratulations to Mr. Kiser.
Today at the NAMMB membership meeting it was voted on and determined that long time publicity chairman, John Gaertner has stepped down and the new Publicity Chairman for The National Association of Military Marching Bands will be Mr. Denver Satterwhite from Union Hill ISD! Congratulations to Mr. Satterwhite.
2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President- Kristy Jones
President Elect- Randy Kiser
Past- President- George Little
Executive Sec.- Jim Jones
Board Member- Doice Grant
Board Member- Don Lawler
Publicity Chairman- Denver Satterwhite
Texas Bandmasters Association NAMMB Clinic!
Where: Room: CC 216 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
When: Thursday, July 20: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Congratulations to the following schools for placing first place in the division at the State Military Marching Band Contest, hosted by the National Association of Military Marching Bands. This years contest was hosted by Hallsville ISD. A big thank you to Sherri Morgan and the Roaring Band from Bobcat Land!
1st place: Carlisle High School
1st place: New Diana High School
1st place: Spring Hill High School
1st place: Lindale High School
1st place: Lufkin High School