About the Wylie High School Band Program

Music at Wylie High School

The Wylie Independent School District has enjoyed a long history of community support and success. The Wylie High School Band serves 314 students in the program, which include six Concert Bands, a Jazz Ensemble, various Percussion Ensembles, Drum Line, Color Guard, Winter Guard, Chamber Ensembles, Marching Band, Advanced Placement Music Theory and Music Production. Many of the band members study privately with some of the finest teachers and professional musicians in the Dallas area. Students in the Wylie Band program audition and are consistently selected to the region, area, and all-state bands each year in Texas. In addition, students also participate in Solo and Ensemble contests each spring.

Students in the band program at Wylie High School began band instruction in the sixth grade at Davis or Draper Intermediate Schools where they learn the fundamentals of tone production, instrumental technique and music theory. Classes in the sixth grade are homogeneous and meet on a daily basis so students are well prepared for placement in ability-based band classes in the seventh and eighth grade levels at Cooper and McMillan Junior Highs. The success of the high school band is due in large part to the excellent instruction received in grades six through eight.

Awards and Recognitions 2012-2013

  •  “That Wylie Band” – Plano Invitational 10/6/2012
    • Finals – 5th Place Overall
    • Prelims
      • Best in Winds
      • Best in Percussion
      • Best in Marching
      • Best in General Effect
      • Best in Guard
      • Best in Drum Major
      • 1st in 4A

Awards and Recognitions 2011-2012

  •  “That Wylie Band” – 21st Consecutive 1st Division at the UIL Marching Contest 10/15/2011
  •  “That Wylie Band” – Plano Invitational 10/8/2011
    • Finals – 2nd Place in Music
      • 4th Place in Marching
      • 3rd Place Overall
    • Prelims – Award for Outstanding Visual Effect
      • 2nd Place in Music
      • 5th Place in Marching
      • 2nd Place in 4A
      • 3rd Place Overall
  •  “That Wylie Band” – USSBA Wylie Band Showcase 10/1/2011
    • Best Music
    • Best Visual
    • Best General Effect
    • Best Colorguard
    • Best Percussion