Welcome to the Blocker "Sting Band" program!
Director of Bands
500 14th Avenue North
Ph: (409) 916-0704
7:35 am - 2:50 pm
Monday - Friday
Students who participate in the instrumental music program at Blocker will experience a unique opportunity for creative self-expression. It is our goal to instill in our students an appreciation of music as an art form. The study of instrumental music develops skills that transfer to success in the other disciplines as well as life in general. Some such skills include: self-discipline, confidence, diligence, teamwork, a strong work ethic, etiquette, intelligent listening skills, and improved social interaction.
Blocker Band students will participate in a wide variety of activities and performances. During the Fall semester, we will be performing for our Blocker Football team, playing for school-wide pep rallies, participating in Region Band auditions, and presenting a Holiday Concert. The Spring semester includes performances by our Jazz Band, UIL Concert and Sightreading competition for our Symphonic and Concert Band students, Solo & Ensemble contest, a Spring Performance Festival/Trip, and a Spring Concert.
Each month students will be given a calendar that outlines our rehearsal and performance schedule. Our calendar of events is listed below and will be updated regularly.
We are pleased to welcome you to our program!
***District membership fee***
Don't forget...students who participate in UIL activities like Band and athletics need to pay the district membership fee. The fee is $25.00 annually and covers student participation in all Blocker UIL activities. Payment can be made at the TCISD athletic office at Stingaree Stadium or can be brought to Blocker. Checks should be made payable to: TCISD
REGION BAND AUDITIONS
On November 9th, thirty blocker band students auditioned with approximately 1,000 students from neighboring districts for places in the district and region bands. Congratulations to the following students for earning this highly competitive honor:
Roberto Gracia- District Band- Trombone
Kameron Mills- Region Band- Clarinet
Gabriel Poarch- Region Band- Euphonium
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday December 12- Winter Concert- 7:00 pm Blocker Auditorium