Concert Bands

The Concert Ensembles are:

Honor Band Selection into this group is by audition, director recommendation, and demonstration of academic proficiency. Members in this ensemble participate in the TMEA Region Band process, UIL Marching Contest, UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest, and UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest. Members of this group have two 1.5 hour section rehearsals each week and an assigned hearing time outside of the school day. Additional rehearsals are scheduled as needed. The Wind Ensemble gives numerous performances both on and off campus. In UIL activities, this group is designated as the “Varsity” band.

 Symphonic, and Concert Band Selection into any of these groups is by audition. These groups, at varying levels, participate in UIL Marching Contest, UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest, and UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest. Members of the Symphonic Band participate in the TMEA Region Band process. Members of this group have two 1.5 hour section rehearsals each week and an assigned hearing time outside of the school day. These groups give a variety of performances. In UIL activities, these groups are designated as the “Non-Varsity” and “Sub Non-Varsity” bands.

Students in the band program are placed in a concert ensemble by audition, as well as observation throughout the year. The second semester placement includes the progress of students in the Hearing Time process. 

Contests and Venues

YISD Del Valle Wind Ensemble Festival

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  • Venue – Central Office Theater
  • Times – TBA

UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest

The Music Program of the UIL is designed to support and enrich the teaching of music as an integral component of the public school curriculum in the state of Texas. Each year approximately one half million middle school, junior high and high school students reap the benefits of participation in the ten UIL music events.  Read more about UIL Music and inner workings of the philosophy and contests athttp://www.uiltexas.org/music.

  • Date –
  • Venue – Socorro High School Theater
  • Times – TBA