Entry forms for both the Pre-UIL clinic and the NAMMB State contest are now available to print out. Check out each contest's page on this site (links below) and click on the 'download file' link. Instructions and mailing address are included on each form.
Pre-UIL Clinic October 12, deadline for entry Oct. 2
NAMMB State Contest November 2, deadline for entry Oct. 24
The Longview News-Journal website has a well done article on some of their local Military Style bands, complete with interviews from students and even some of our members. Full story here.
If you are a military band director, and wish to have more information on the proposed UIL Military Marching State Contest, follow the link below. There is also a place for you to voice your support or dissent for this measure.
UIL State Military Marching Contest Survey
It's almost time for our annual Stump Burnin' at Camp Tonkawa! Join us for a night of camaraderie on Saturday August 17th. Admission is included with your yearly dues.
For more info, click here
RSVP with your steak count to Jim Jones or Nick Durham by Thursday 8/15!
Pre-UIL Invitational Contest
October 12th, Carthage HS
NAMMB State Military Marching Contest
November 2nd, SFA
Military Marching Band for Directors and Adjudicators: The ABCs and I, II, IIIs
Room: Exhibit Hall 4B •
Clinician(s): Steven Moore [-Bio-], Weston Fisher [-Bio-], Susan Scott [-Bio-]
Demonstration Group: Lindale HS Band
This will be a broad based clinic that will help those directors who currently teach military style see what Lindale does and then help them improve their teaching techniques and strategies at home with their military style bands. This clinic will also benefit the non-military style director and adjudicator by helping them to better understand what the military style is, its fundamental elements, drill design and other fundamental concerns.
Sponsor: Marching Clinic Area Sponsors: Corps Design, Romeo Music, Shure, Sound Projections
Check out the results from the 2018 Contest here:
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! 💂♂️💂♀️🎶