Junior/Senior Honor Band
November 19-20, 2021 (Featuring guest composer John Mackey)
Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the 63rd Annual JR/SR Honor Band Featuring Guest Composer John Mackey. Director Nominations will open on August 1. Please see the information page for full details!
December 10-11, 2021
The Department of Music cordially invites you to the Annual Holiday Gala. Featuring the chamber groups and ensembles from all of the studios within the Department, this theatrical showcase of seasonal music has become one of our most attended and enjoyed annual concerts.
February 5, 2022
*The Conducting symposium will return in Spring 2022. Stay tuned for more info, we hope to see you there!
TAMUC/ESTU ALumni band weekend
Returning Fall 2022
The Texas A&M University-Commerce/East Texas State University BAND ALUMNI WEEKEND will return in Fall 2022. Whether you are a recent graduate or one of our more “experienced” alumni, we want you to be with us for a great weekend of fun, music and friendship. The weekend begins with an optional welcome reception on Friday evening and continues on Saturday morning with a music rehearsal and a brief marching rehearsal. A reunion lunch will be served in the music building and then we join forces with the current “Pride” at the game! The Alumni Band performs with the “Pride” at pre-game and halftime and music will be available well in advance. The band will have the opportunity to play in the stands and there are non-marching options available. We will be able to provide most large instruments
including Sousaphones and Marching Percussion.
We are looking forward to seeing all our alumni in Fall 2022 for a great weekend of rehearsing, remembering, and rekindling friendships forged on our campus. We hope you will be able to join us and re-engage with our tradition of excellence that you helped create!
More information will be available in the Spring of 2022.
Opera on the Road
There’s no need to arrange a field trip for your students to enjoy a musical experience…we will come to you!
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Opera Theatre will present an operatic version of the story of Little Red Riding Hood, titled Little Red’s Most Unusual Day. Using music by Offenbach and Rossini, John Davies has crafted a delightful, 45-minute performance your students will love.
Booking fees are based on a per-student fee of only $2.00 with a minimum $400.00 per performance. There is no charge for administrators, teachers, or support staff. All we need is a performance space, such as a gymnasium or a cafetorium.
We schedule one performance in the morning and one in the afternoon. Find a cooperating school where we could perform on the same day as yours, and both schools will receive $50 off the booking fee!
For more information, email Music Education Coordinator Darla Meek at [email protected].