Tiger Times

Assistant Band Director Steve Bennett leads the band in rehearsal.

Band sweepstakes

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Marching season has ended, and it’s now time for concert season. The band gets new music for their arguably most important event, UIL. Just like athletics, the band has UIL and the same rules apply....

Playing to success

Playing to success

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

It’s the start of the Tiger Band’s state year. As band students get ready for the season, sophomore Natalie Taylor gets put into the front ensemble, the melodic part of percussion, and starts her year...

The trumpet section stands in a line as they rehearse this years marching performance, The Web.

Is marching band a sport?

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

The bright stadium lights, the loud band melodies playing and the yelling of the Tiger fans: it’s the start of a great football season. As everyone gets prepared for this year, the band and football...

Junior Anastazia Gross stands in her work uniform.

The life of a student worker

Story by Brynne Chandler, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

In her dark blue jeans and the standard “Nowhere Else but Texas Roadhouse” shirt, junior Anastazia Gross stands outside the doors of the restaurant as she pins her nametag to her shirt. She prepares...

Senior Park Johnson prepares for his solo atop the spider props designed for the program The Web.

Marching into ‘Bandtober’

Story by Phoebe Neff, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

And so it begins: “Bandtober,” the famous nickname for marching season’s primary month of action. Every Friday has a football game, and every Saturday has a competition. To kick off Bandtober, Texas...

Band director Ryan Hadaway plays the trombone during a rehearsal. Hadaway moved here this school year from Arkansas High.

Hadaway makes his way across state lines

Story by Emma Allen, Arts Editor September 16, 2021

Texas High has experienced several staff changes this year, and the band staff is no exception. This year, the Tiger Band gained two new directors, Brandon Sams and Ryan Hadaway. Sams had already been...

Life long hours of  practice and weekends of tryouts help form how band teachers impact students lives.

The ins and outs of DCI

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer November 30, 2020

Brandon Sams marches onto the field with the other members of the Blue Devils, equipment in hand— flag, rifle and sabre. The stadium lights are glinting over the freshly polished brass scattered around...

Senior Aaron Montano practices for All-region through the computer screen. This year, All-region is planned for Dec. 9.

Choir and COVID-19

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer November 20, 2020

Due to the pandemic, many events have been made virtual this year, including all-region auditions for choir, band, jazz band and orchestra. For the auditions, each group must learn challenging music, perform...

Junior Armani Griffie dances with her flag during halftime at Tiger Stadium. Color Guard performed alongside the Marching Band at football games during the 2019 season.

Last time, best time

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer December 6, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears, tears and more tears. Marching season is over, and with the playoffs over, under and upperclassmen cherish their last moments in the stands and on the field. October 26 marks the...

Students perform the tuba song at the Texas vs. Arkansas pep rally. The song made its return after a petition was created and the Song for a Cause fundraiser began.

Song for a cause

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief September 6, 2019

Texas High is a school built on traditions. From bacon fry to painting the pit, the student body rallies with each other using the traditions that have been around since before almost anyone currently...

Band practices during enrichment on the field outside of the multipurpose building. Band has added a new enrichment to allow more rehearsal time for students.

Time to play

Story by Grey Johnson and Misty Lopez September 3, 2018

Many students enjoy sleeping up until 7:30 a.m., but each day band students begin practice at 7 a.m. during marching season. They used to continue practicing for the next two hours to perfect their show,...

Sophomore Grey Johnson performs at the Four States Marching Contest in the Tiger Marching Band. The Tri-M Music Honor Society will begin at Texas High in August 2018. The honor society will include the three musical organizations on campus which consist of band, choir and orchestra.

Music to our ears

Story by Jhovany Perez, editor in chief June 4, 2018

The fluttering of the flutes. The belting of the choir singers. The vibrato of the violins and cellos. They all have something in common: musicality. Yet, they are not unified at school, but band director...

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