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Remind Text Alerts

Concert Band Roster

Band Council Chart

Band Handbook

Concert Dress/Tux Care

Private Lesson Teachers

Leadership Charts
Game Schedule

Competition Schedule

Varsity Challenge Form
Competition Guides

Who Does What

Terminology & Bands

Uniforms and Attire 

How to Get Involved


Meeting Minutes

Check Request

Scholarship Application

Executive Board

Committee Chart




General Band
Marching Band
Mr. Ken Johnson

Mr. Jon Maynard

Jazz Band
Mr. David Lown

Color Guard
Mr. James Thomas


Band Booster


Paul LeBlanc  


Brenda Kleespies

And what it all means...
(View or print the Year-at-a-Glance HERE)


June Band Camp (all new and returning marchers)

Accessory Fitting (all band students)

ALL students will be fitted for band polo. JV and Varsity marchers will be fitted for Friday t-shirt, gloves, shoes, shorts. Jazz will be fitted for polos.


July Band Camp (all new and returning marchers)


Varsity Marching Band Camp (all varsity marchers and colorguard)

Marchers will spend the month of August learning the marching show. During the 2-week band camp, there is a lunch break from 12-1:30 in which students can go home, bring lunch to eat in band hall or drive to get lunch. 

Marching Uniform Fittings

All Varsity and JV marchers will be fitted for Band Jackts, Band Pants, Shako (hat) and Gauntlets during the afternoon practices of band camp

Booster and Parent meeting - Early August

All parents will attend this first meeting to receive information about registration and other important events.

Online Registration (all band, jazz and colorguard students)

All needed band and/or marching/percussion/colorguard accessories will be purchased in the Online registration. Band fees are paid at this time.

Mixed Bag Fundraiser/Ham and Turkey Fundraiser/Skybox Raffle Ticket Sales

All proceeds from fundraisers will go into students’ individual accounts and can be used to offset spring trip costs.

FISH Camp performance

Dragon Band will perform at Freshmen Orientation

Convocation Performance and Pictures

Dragon Band will perform for Teacher Back-to-School. Following performance, Band pictures will be taken in the CSHS gym. Pictures include full band, sections, individual and friends which are available for purchase.

Parent Demo and Ice Cream Social

Parents are invited to the last part of practice to see a performances of pieces of the Fall show and to learn about how the students learn to march.  Following the demo, ice cream will be served in the cafeteria where parents and students can mingle and socialize.

Friday Football Games Start

What Happens on a Friday Night Football Game?

Band students will wear their Friday night t-shirt to school on football Fridays.  Students will bring their marching accessories to school in the morning (gloves, black shorts, ballcaps, marching shoes,). After school, students will have a short practice in the CHS parking lot.  After practice, Boosters will provide a Friday night meal for all the students. You will be able to make special meal requests during registration.  After dinner, students will change into their marching uniform and take buses to Dragon Stadium or an away game.  After the game, the buses will bring students back to CHS where they can then leave or be picked-up.  Mr.Johnson will alert you to arrival times  via REMIND texts.


Friday Football Games

Band Booster Meeting – 1st Tuesday

Skybox Raffle Game

A lucky winner will receive 15 seats in the skybox for the designated game

Jazz All-Region

Auditions are required for Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble and optional for any Jazz Band student that wants to audition for a spot in the TMEA Region 31 Jazz Bands. Students who make the top band will audition for Area and State Jazz Bands


Friday Football Games

Booster Meeting – 1st Tuesday

Saturday Band Competitions

Competitions will be on Saturdays and usually last all day.  Students will meet and practice at CHS then travel to competition and perform.  If finals are made, then the Band will perform again usually in the evening. Meals are provided by the Boosters on competition days.

Region 31 UIL Marching Competition

Every two years, Texas marching bands will compete for UIL Region, Area  and State titles. 2017 is not a UIL year.

Homecoming Parade

During a weekday of Homecoming week (historically Wednesday), in the evening, Dragon Band will participate in the Homecoming Parade held at Southlake Town Center


Band Booster Meeting - 1st Tuesday

Friday Football Game

UIL State Marching Contest

Every other year, If Dragon Band makes it to the UIL State marching level, the Marching State Contest will be held early Novenmber.

Playoff Games Start

Playoff games start as soon as the regular football season is over. Games can be on Fridays or Saturdays and can be at various locations. Carroll will play until eliminated. The final playoff game is usually the 3rd weekend in December. For all playoff games, Band, Belles, Crew and Cheerleaders will perform a special “lids” halftime show together.

Jazz All-Region Clinic and Concert

Any student that made an All-Region Jazz band will participate in a clinic and concert.

Winterguard Auditions

Winterguard involves an indoor colorguard show and competitions through the spring.

6A Classical All-Region Phase 1

Concert Band students will audition for a spot in the TMEA Region 31 Concert Bands. Students who make it through Phase 1 will audition in Phase 2 in November


Possible Friday or Saturday Football Playoff Games

Band Booster Meeting - 1st Tuesday

Winter Jazz Concert

6A Classical All-Region Phase 2

Concert Band students will audition for a spot in the TMEA Region 31 Concert Bands. Students who make the top band will audition for Area and State Concert Bands.

Winter Band Concert

Winterguard Practices Start

Indoor Percussion Starts

Indoor Percussion involves an indoor percussion marching show and competitions through the spring.


Band Booster Meeting - 1st Tuesday

TMEA Area Auditions

Any Student making top All-Region Concert Band will audition for an Area and State Band.

TMEA All-Region Clinic and Concert

Any student that made an All-Region Concert Band will participate in a clinic and concert.

Winterguard Competitions start

Indoor Percussion Competitions start

Jazz Orchestra Essentially Ellington Recording

Jazz Orchestra will make an audition recording for the prestigious Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition in NYC.

UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

Students wanting to compete will prepare a solo and/or an ensemble piece for the contest.  Lists of music choices will be available. Any solo and/or ensemble receiving a score of “1” will go to TSSEC (TX State Solo and Ensemble Contest) in May

Middle School Night

Middle school students will spend an evening at the high school working on UIL music with the Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Percssion Ensemble


Band Booster Meeting - 1st Tuesday


Band Bistro is the main fundraising event for the Band. It is a fun, casual evening filled with solo and ensemble performances, plus Jazz band and the indoor Drumline show.  Dinner is served and there is a large silent auction.

Winterguard Competitions

Indoor Percussion Competitions

Jazz Festivals/Competitions Start

All three Jazz bands will compete in multiple Jazz festivals and Competitions throughout the spring


Band Booster Meeting - 1st Tuesday

Winterguard Competitions

Indoor Percussion Competitions

Jazz Festivals/Competition


Indoor Percussion Championships

Winterguard Championships

6a Concert UIL Contest

Carroll Concert Bands will perform selected pieces for the UIL Contest. The goal is to receive a “1” score on performances.

Section Leader Applications/Try outs

Drum Major Applications/Try-outs

Band Audition


Spring Jazz Concert

Colorguard Auditions

Percussion Leadership Auditions

Leadership Training



Band Banquet is held every May at the TX Motor Speedway. All band members and parents can attend. The evening includes, dinner, the student produced band video, awards and the senior tributes and slideshow. Parents leave around 9:00 and the rest of the evening is dancing and music for the students.

Drumline/Front Ensemble Auditions

Rookie Camp

Band Council Elections

TSSEC Austin

Any student achieving a “1” on a Solo and Ensemble performance from January will travel to Austin for 2 days to perform in the TX State Solo and Ensemble Contest


Graduation performance

Dragon Band will perform at the Graduation ceremony.

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