What does Pride, Passion and Family mean? How does concert band work with marching band? If you missed our meeting at Canyon Vista or Grisham middle schools this week, here's the introductory few minutes by Mr. Turpin, Director of Bands.
Spring Semester 101. The spring concert season is an exciting time for musical growth! However, with all the various concerts, competitions, clinics and fundraisers it can be confusing for new (and even current!) band parents. That's why our Freshman Rep, Julie Pitner, created this Spring Semester Guide that outlines and explains all the events in the spring semester.
Why two band classes? Find out when Mr. Turpin explains the need for band to be "double blocked."
Winter Guard Places First! We are proud to announce that our Varsity Winter Guard placed first in the WGI San Antonio Regional with a score of 74.10! They performed a beautiful rendition of their show, "Still Holding On..." Their next show is TCGC at Lehman HS on Feb. 22, but you can help them get to WGI World Championships in Dayton April 1-4. Their goal is to raise $4,000 so please consider a donation. Every dollar helps!
Region Band. Our Region 26 Band students attended the Region Band clinic on Jan. 25 and in less than 24 hours later, performed two incredible concerts by the Symphonic Band and Concert Band. Thank you to conductors Dr. Ryan Kelly, Assistant Director of Bands at UT Austin, and Dr. Damon Talley, Director of Bands at LSU.
Texas Color Guard Circuit. We are proud to have hosted another successful Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) competition on Jan. 25. Over 60 winter guards, including our own JV and Varsity teams, performed their magic. See the final results. Good luck to all winter guards on the rest of the season!
All State Band. Congratulations to our 23 students that auditioned in TMEA Area D and the following nine students that earned a spot in the TMEA All-State Band. We're so proud for these students to represent the Westwood Warrior Band at TMEA All-State on Feb. 15 in San Antonio!
Eb Clarinet: Connie Huang (11)
Bb Clarinet: Maxim Gao (10), Erin Xu (11), Nathaniel Thomas (12), Andrew Li (10)
Alto Sax: Jordan Van Gulick (12)
Horn: Arjun Kurkal (11), Marc Mathieu (12)
Trombone: Aaron Slack (12), 1st in the State for Jazz
The Midwest Clinic. We're proud of the Westwood Symphony Orchestra's incredible performance in December at The Midwest Clinic. The Westwood Symphony Orchestra is one of only three high school full orchestras in the world that was invited to this prestigious event! Equally incredible was the Grisham Honor Band's performance. Bravo to these young musicians!
BOA San Antonio. Our last competition for the 2019 season was at BOA San Antonio. We had a historic finish, coming in 16th overall out of 84 marching bands with a score of 88.40 (see results pdf)! This is the highest score we have ever earned at a BOA Super Regional. We are extremely proud of our students' dedication and perseverance! We look forward to another great season next year!
UIL Sweepstakes. We are proud to have earned Division 1 rating from all judges at the UIL 5A-6A Region 26 Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 19. We also hosted the event making it a great opportunity to see our region band friends and their amazing shows.
History Made! The Westwood Warrior Band achieved another historic win at a BOA competition. This time at BOA Houston on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Katy, Texas. For the first time in our school and band history, we placed 2nd place in our Class AAAA at BOA Houston! In addition, Westwood took 3rd place overall in the finals (see full results)! The Texas heat (real feel of 101°) didn't stop us from BELIEVING!
BOA Austin. The Westwood Warrior Band competed in BOA Austin on Saturday, Sept. 28 and, for the first time in our band history, we made finals! Our students have been working so hard and that moment when our name was called was such a joyous and tearful moment. We were excited to share the field with such talented bands, finishing in tenth place. See the full results.
Stay Current. Add the band Google calendar to your mobile device to stay current with upcoming practice times and events. Keep up with the Westwood Warrior Band on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.
Sponsoring the Westwood Warrior Band is a great way to connect with the Westwood community! Depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, you will gain visibility through our website, social media accounts, and signage at home football games (see form for details). And as a sponsor, your donation is completely tax deductible!
First Chair Level
Thank you to our First Chair Level $1,000 corporate sponsors that attended our 2019 March-A-Thon, including Dr. Sandeep Shah and Dr. Nabeel Farhataziz of ARA Diagnostic Imaging and Dr. Dana Jeng of Spicewood Dermatology.
Concert Soloist Level
American Color Labs
Ascension Seton NW
Austin Gourmet Popcorn
Better Than New Band Repair
Cedar Park Pediatrics & Family Medicine
MarineMax Sail & Ski Center
Mathews CPA Inc.
Moonie's Burger House
Parmer Lane Orthodontics
Photography by Jenny Rhea
Texas Tooth Fairies Pediatric Dentistry