Meet the Spirit of the Elks


Spartan Bands

Friday, August 25th, 2017

 BISD Stadium                                          

Premier Performances of “Carmen” & “Carnivale”                                 

Burleson High School Band                  
"The Spirit of the Elks"                                                     
100 Elk Drive                                                                                   
Burleson, Texas 76028                                         
Office 817-245-0092    Fax 817-447-5793

Band Directors                                                                                  
Joe McGee             
Michael Moscoso       
Jaime Kovar           
Percussion Specialist
Nathan Carter         
Guard Specialist
Anna Torres           

We will wear the Summer Performance Attire every Friday through September 15th.

Non-fitting items can be exchanged or picked up Thursday & Friday mornings this week between 8:15 and 8:45 in the band hall.

Itinerary for Friday, August 25th

6:45am         Marching Band Rehearsal in Stadium (wearing Viper marching shoes)

4:15pm         Change into performance attire (show shirt, band shorts, black socks, & Vipers)

4:30pm         Roll check in Friday night band hall seating block

4:40pm         Band meeting & inspection

4:55pm         Walk to stadium

5:00pm         Free Hotdog Social with CHS Band at Stadium

Snow Cone Truck – Bring $ if you want to purchase a snow cone

6:00pm         Return to band hall

6:10pm         Move items needed for parking lot rehearsal

6:30pm         Begin brief rehearsal on parking lot

7:30pm         Move to stadium seating to watch final moments of CHS rehearsal

8:00pm         Spartan Band Performance of “Carmen” 2 times

8:30pm         Elk Band Performance of “Carnival” 2 times

8:55pm         Combined performance by CHS & BHS Bands “Land of 1000 Dances”

9:00pm         Put things away – Take Vipers, instruments, and music home. Practice!


See this CHECKLIST so you don’t forget anything!

_____ “Carnivale” Show Shirt

_____ New Band Shorts

_____ New solid black socks

_____ New Viper marching shoes

_____ Long hair in ponytail or off ears and back collar (this includes guys)

_____ Guys – Clean Shaven

_____ No jewelry or ear rings

_____ Flip folder with all music/drill taped in

_____ Band Water Jug w / name

_____ Instrument

_____ No headwear

2017-2018 First Day Letter and Handbook


First Day Letter to Parents 2017


BHS Band Handbook 2017-2018


New and Returning Student Info. for 2017-2018

Click on the following for information about the upcoming summer and school year:

Revised Summer Band Member Packet 2017-2018

Quick Trip Option Survey

If you are going on the trip to New York and Washington D.C. this coming Spring, click on the following survey to provide your input. Thanks!

If you would like to purchase a UIL Marching Video

Click on the following link

Congratulations on a fine performance…and parents, thank you for helping us run a smooth contest!

Attention BHS Band Parents and Students

We are still in need of adult volunteers for Saturday’s contest…the largest UIL event we have ever hosted here at Burleson High School. If you can give 5-6 hours of your time on Saturday, Oct. 15th, we have a place for you. It will be fun!
Please contact Jaime Kovar for more information 817-245-0092 or jkovar @ bisdmail . net.
Joe McGee
BHS Band

Click below for


Dear Band Parents & Students,

1. This Friday, Oct. 7th, is an early release day.
2. Students will be released at 12:45.
3. Students may not stay at school between 12:45 and 4:30.
4. The band will report at 4:30 wearing all Friday night gear and attire (show shirt, black “band” shorts, black socks, & Dinkles. Black gloves are also necessary!
5. The boosters will feed the students their normal Friday night meal before the game.
6. Students will wear their bibbers home on Friday night due to the early report time Saturday morning before the rehearsal in the stadium (7:15 a.m.).
8. We will hold a MARCHING BAND CLINIC from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the STADIUM MONDAY. NIGHT (even though classes will not be held during the day). This is a REQUIRED REHEARSAL. It has been on the calendar since July.
9. Our UIL Contest is the following Saturday, Oct. 15th. We host! We need to earn a ONE!
Thanks for all you do for us!

2016-2017 Information

First Day Letter to Parents

Please RETURN THIS LETTER (signed on both sides) before the end of this week. This states that you have read the Band Handbook and Marching Band Acknowledgment Form (Eight Hour Rule)

Syllabus for Band & Percussion Classes

BHS Band Handbook 2016-2017

For All Returning And New Students

blackandwhitelogoSummer Band Member Packet REVISED July 2016

For all information concerning Mini Band Camp and events leading up to the 2016-2017 school year click on the link above.  If you have any questions, you may contact Joe McGee at .

Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser 4/8/16

Dessert Sales: We are asking each household (with help from band student) to provide ONE cake or similar dessert dish to be sold. These desserts must be delivered to the BHS Cafeteria by 5:30 pm on April 8th. Your student may bring it to school (in the morning) or after school between 5:00 and 5:30 p. m. Additionally, we ask that you please send your dessert dish on a disposable platter, as it is very difficult to return dishes after the event.

Guaranteed “seating” is only for those patrons who have purchased tickets…After all…It is a fundraiser! (for the private lesson scholarship fund for next fall and for a storage building/unit).

Family members may come to hear each group perform for free, but they may have to stand if they choose not to purchase tickets.

All students should be in proper attire at call time…in red below.

Band Student Attire: Boys…Tuxes with bow ties. Girls: Concert gowns with closed toed shoes.

Winterguard: Show costumes with corresponding make-up 

Indoor Drumline: Show costumes with corresponding make-up

Warm-up/Performance…Friday, April 8th

5:10/5:30 BHS Symphonic Band

5:30/5:50 HMS Symphonic Band

5:50/6:15 BHS Honors Band

6:15/6:40 HMS Honors Band

6:40/7:05 BHS Wind Ensemble

7:05/7:40 BHS Jazz Ensemble (set-up…perform)

7:40/8:10 BHS Winterguard (set-up floor & props…perform)

8:10/8:30 BHS Indoor Drumline (set-up floor & props…perform) 

We are looking forward to Friday evening’s event and seeing you there!