Ensembles

Marching Band

The Marching Band at Dickinson High School is one of the largest student organizations on campus with 300+ students involved. The Marching Band consists of students from all concert bands, as well as the Revolutionary Lyrical Ensemble. Marching Band begins with a mini-camp in May, followed by summer band during the month of August, which all participants are require to attend.

Once school starts the Marching Band rehearses three times a week and performs at pregame and halftime of all football games. The Marching Band competes in 6-8 competitions on Saturdays during the fall in the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Trevor Braselton

The Wind Ensemble features the finest musicians in the Dickinson HS band program. The Wind Ensemble begins meeting during the 3rd Six Weeks and is made up of students from all grade levels. The Wind Ensemble performs the most complex wind literature and continues the development of refined, professional skills. The Wind Ensemble will perform many concerts throughout the school year and during the month of April is a participant in the TMEA UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.

This select group will also participate in outside musical opportunities when they present themselves. Members of this ensemble are highly encouraged to study privately with our adjunct faculty. Additionally, these students are required to provide professional concert critiques, and participate in UIL solo and ensemble and TMEA region band events.

Symphonic Band

Conductor: Matthew Delgado

The Symphonic Band is one of four concert bands in the Dickinson HS band program. The Symphonic Band begins meeting during the 3rd Six Weeks and is made up of students from all grade levels. The Symphonic Band focuses on refining instrument playing skills and performing quality music literature of a higher difficulty level.

The Symphonic Band will perform many concerts throughout the school year and during the month of April is a participant in the TMEA UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Members of this ensemble are highly encouraged to study privately with our adjunct faculty. Additionally, these students are required to provide professional concert critiques, and participate in UIL solo and ensemble and TMEA region band events.

Concert Band I

Conductor: Ronnie Pruitt

The Concert Band I is one of four concert bands in the Dickinson HS band program. The Concert Band I begins meeting during the 3rd Six Weeks and is made up of students from all grade levels. The Concert Band I focuses on developing and refining instrument playing skills and performing quality music literature.

The Concert Band I will perform many concerts throughout the school year and during the month of April is a participant in the TMEA UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.

Concert Band II

Conductor: Robbie Wang

The Concert Band II is one of four concert bands in the Dickinson HS band program. The Concert Band II begins meeting during the 3rd Six Weeks and is made up of students from all grade levels. The Concert Band focuses on developing and refining instrument playing skills and performing quality music literature.

The Concert Band will perform many concerts throughout the school year and during the month of April is a participant in the TMEA UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.  Students in the Concert Band also perform at the locally hosted Solo and Ensemble Contest in February.

Revolutionary Lyrical Ensemble (Colorguard)

Director: Robbie Wang

The Revolutionary Lyrical Ensemble is the colorguard program at Dickinson High School.  The Revolutionaries perform at all football games, several marching contests during the fall, Dickinson parades, a December showcase, solo and ensemble contest, and a Spring Showcase.  Auditions to gain membership in the ensemble happen at the end of the academic year.  There are no pre-requisites to auditioning but having training in movement is very advantageous (ballet, modern, jazz, gymnastics, martial arts, sports) as coordination is a key skill to have.