what we offer
2020-2021 Band Schedule
Band students at T.A. Howard Middle School can audition for one of three bands: Honor, Symphonic and Concert. See more specifics here.
We are also fortunate to have room in our schedule to offer extra ensemble classes for the Honor and Symphonic Bands. In 7th & 8th grade, our young musicians are put in classes with all the instruments, which doesn’t often allow us to get the one-on-one time that each instrument family needs to further their fundamentals.
So, we utilize these extra classes (Wind Ensemble) to further develop our fundamentals beyond beginning band by focusing on instrument-specific warm-ups, skills and technique. Most of our students are able to take this class both years.
*Schedule will change as per TA Howard Administration directive. New schedule will be updated by Mr. Kenneth Thompson, new director of bands.
7:30-8:30 Before school Sectionals
8:35-8:45 Drop off instrument, binder, Learning Log
8:45-9:30 1 Team
9:34-10:34 2 Symphonic Band Wind (Ensemble/Percussion/Advisory)
10:38-11:23 3 Symphonic Band
11:27-11:57 A Lunch
12:01-1:01 4 Honor Band Wind Ensemble/Percussion
1:03-1:48 5 Honor Band
1:52-2:37 6 Concert Band
2:41-3:26 7 Concert Band Wind Ensemble
3:30-4:15 8 Conference
4:15-4:25 Pick up instrument & binder
4:30-5:30 After school Sectionals
7501 Calendar Road Arlington, TX 76001