Concert Bands

Auditions for participation in one of our five concert bands is held each May. For more information contact one of our band directors.


Honors Band

Directed by Travis Treadwell - ttreadwell@mckinneyisd.net

 

Honors Band is considered the first performing ensemble in the band program and is open to students in all four grades.  In order to be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate the highest level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time.  A student must seriously pursue individual goals on their instrument as well as working diligently toward ensemble goals.  Auditioning for all-region band and playing a solo at the McKinney I.S.D. solo and ensemble contest is required.  Preparing and performing an ensemble is required for all members of the band. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.


Symphonic Band I

 

Directed by Ms. Santamaria - vsantamaria@mckinneyisd.net

 

Symphonic Band I is considered the second performing ensemble and is also comprised of students in all four grades.  To be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate a high level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. Auditioning for all-region band and playing a solo at the McKinney I.S.D. solo and ensemble competition is required.  Preparing and performing an ensemble is required for all members of the band. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.


Symphonic Band II

 

Directed by Benjamin Cook - bcook@mckinneyisd.net

 

Symphonic Band II is our third band and is comprised of students in all four grades.  To be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time.  Participation in the all-region band audition is highly encouraged but not required. Preparing and performing a solo at the McKinney I.S.D. solo and ensemble competition is highly encouraged. Preparing and performing an ensemble is required for all members of the band. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.


Concert Band

 

Directed by Travis Treadwell - ttreadwell@mckinneyisd.net

 

Concert Band is our fourth band and is comprised of students in all four grades.  To be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time.  Participation in the all-region band audition is highly encouraged but not required. Preparing and performing a solo at the McKinney I.S.D. solo and ensemble competition is highly encouraged. Preparing and performing an ensemble is required for all members of the band. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.


Jazz Ensembles

 

Directed by Travis Treadwell and Vanessa Santamaria - ttreadwell@mckinneyisd.net / vsantamaria@mckinneyisd.net

The McKinney Boyd Jazz Ensemble is one of the more popular concert groups in the MBHS Band Program.  The twenty four piece ensemble is open to saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and rhythm section that includes drumset, piano, bass and rhythm guitar. The students in the jazz ensemble perform the music of the foremost big band composers, past and present.  Through listening to recordings, critiquing, analyzing, discussion and application, students learn a variety of jazz styles found within this genre. Membership in the MBHS Jazz Ensemble is by audition only. Please contact Mr. Treadwell or Ms. Santamaria, Directors of the MBHS Jazz Ensembles for more information on auditions for the Boyd Jazz Ensemble.

 
 

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