New Year’s Eve 2019

Exciting times are happening at the end of 2019. Tomorrow, the Stafford High School Band (one of my groups) will be marching in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Parade in New Orleans. That is a pretty good deal. They competed earlier today in a field show competition. I will also be meeting with my first client…

Palacios at State

This was only the 2nd year that I have had the opportunity to write for Palacios High School but I have had good relations with the directors there going back to Linda Adams, Rodney Bennett, Jim Popham, and Scott Simmons. Remembering back to 2011 when I was still in Van Vleck, after seeing them march,…

Monahans 2019

The twenty-ninth and final show completed for 2019 was for Monahans High School from Monahans, Texas. Monahans is the furthest west of all the bands that I write for about 35 miles southwest of Odessa. The school has 616 students and would be considered as a Class 4A high school in UIL Region 6. Their…

Pasadena 2019

The last two come tonight. The twenty-eighth show that was completed for 2019 was for Pasadena High School from Pasadena, Texas. Pasadena is the first city east of Houston with the school about 20 minutes from downtown. The school has 2,793 students, the largest school that I write for and would be classified as a…

Rice 2019

The twenty-sixth show that was completed for 2019 was for Rice High School from Altair, Texas. Altair is about 55 miles due west of Houston. The school has 349 students and is classified as 3A in UIL Region 13 (this is the last of the Region 13 drills, 11 in all). Their director is Oscar…

Hawley 2019

The twenty-fifth show that was completed for 2019 was for Hawley High School from Hawley, Texas. Hawley is in West Central Texas about 25 miles north of Abilene. The school has 209 students and is classified as 2A in UIL Region 6. Their director is Freddy Verastegui and this is the 5th time I have…

Houston Heights 2019

I’m going to double up tonight. The twenty-fourth show that was completed for 2019 was for The Heights High School from Houston, Texas. Houston is in southeast Texas and is the 4th largest city in America. The school has 2,348 students which is the 2nd largest school that I write for and is classified as…