The Argyle Beginner Band Earns Top Awards
On Friday, April 11, the Argyle 6th grade Beginner Band participated in the Funfest Band Festival held at Sandy Lake in Carrollton. Performing "Serengeti Dreams", the Argyle Beginner Band earned the Sweepstakes trophy and straight 1's from all judges. In addition, the Argyle Beginner Band was chosen as the Outstanding Band of the Day in the middle school division; besting out 7th and 8th grade bands in this division. Some of the judges comments included, "very mature sounds for such a young group", "excellent fundamentals and tone", "great disciplined band!". The band staff is very proud of the students and all their hard work and dedication!
The Argyle High School Band Receives Prestigious Award
In a recent meeting by the Texas Bandmasters Association Board of Directors at the annual Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio, the Argyle High School Band was named the 2014 Texas Exemplary Band Program. This distinction is awarded to one middle school and one high school band program in Texas per year for commitment and dedication to music education. We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments, but even more proud of how they represent Argyle ISD and the community by exhibiting good moral character, a dedication to the highest standards, and a strong work ethic. The Exemplary Band Program Award will be presented to Kathy Johnson, Argyle Director of Bands, in July at the annual Texas Bandmasters Association conference in San Antonio, TX.
|Region Band Qualifiers|
On Saturday Dec. 14th the Argyle High School Band had 70 students travel to Bowie High School to audition for the ATSSB Region 2 band. At the contest 30 high school band programs from across our region were represented, with the top players being placed in either the symphonic or the concert band.
When the dust had settled and the scores were tallied, 47 Argyle students placed high enough to make one of the region bands and 2 other students will be alternates. On top of that, 20 students placed high enough to qualify for the Area level competition which will be held in January. Those students will audition to earn a spot as a member of the Texas All-State Band!
The Argyle band had more students make the band than any other school. As a matter of fact, the next closest school only had 19 students make the band! Click here to see the roster for the symphonic band. Please note that students whose names are underlined have qualified for the Area level. Click here to see the roster for the concert band.
We are very proud of all of the hard work that these students put in and how well they represented the Argyle High School Band!!!
Welcome to our new Argyle Eagle Band website!
The study and performance of music is an opportunity that our young people of today truly need. It is not our goal as teachers to make professional musicians of our students, but rather it is to instill in them a sense of high musical standards and enable them to fully enjoy the life-long benefits of making music. Recent studies show that students who participate in music programs such as band become the strongest students, academically speaking, in their schools. The skills learned in our school band program – self-discipline, increased self-esteem, group cooperation, commitment, work ethic, responsibility to self and to group, and teamwork – will be reflected in a successful adult life. Knowing that great performances are the fruits of a considerable investment in preparation, hard work, and lessons learned from failure, the opportunity to enjoy a new level of communication and self-expression is the goal for every musician, young or old. Creativity is within us all, and the language of music serves as the perfect vehicle for the journey in personal growth and in the development of knowledge and skills.
Aesthetic experiences are a vital part of student growth. Band, as a musical organization, provides one medium of aesthetic expression for students. Our departmental goal, therefore, is that each student be able to express the aesthetic values of music, through performance skills and theory comprehension.