C.C. Winn Thundering Maverick Band
"Always end on a good 'note'"
What C. C. Winn Maverick Band is really about!
Here we see the Drum Major preparing her band for the parade in the hot sun. Everyone stays at attention as she conducts.
Uniting both C.C. Winn and Memorial Junior High!
In this picture, we see both bands from different school; C.C. Winn and Memorial Junior High. They all hold awards for their wondrous achievements.
Meet the Drum Majors.
Band performing Plague.
This years performance was focused on the Black Death, otherwise known as the Bubonic Plague that happened during the medieval era. With eerie music and amazing choreography, the Maverick band shows a story about a little girl who was infected.
Colorgaurd Captains with Band Camp Director
Here we see Captain Stephanie Trevino and Co-Captain Vianney Gonzalez with band camp director and Colorgaurd Clinician , Mr. Abraham Armendariz.
Band Unites as a Family
Here we see band as a family. From the outskirts we may not see them as a family, but from the inside they all care for one another despite their differences.
Band performing Plague.
Colorgaurd Captains with Band Camp Director
Say 'Hello' to the Winn Band Staff!
Javier Sanchez; Winn Alumni, Colorguard Tech, and Guard Choreographer.
Jaqueline Olivares; Winn Alumni, Colorguard Tech, Band and Guard Choreographer.
Jose Raul Perez; Winn Alumni, Brass Director, Visual Package Coordinator.
Carlos Vela; Colorgaurd Director
John Muñoz; Woodwind Director and Lower Body Technique Instructor
Jorge Vargas; High Brass Director, Composer and Arranger.
Ruben Rodriguez; Head Band Director, Music Director.
Alejo Garza; Woodwind Director, Visual Captain Head.
Anna Martinez; Band Secretary
Robert Rodriguez; Percussion Director
Our Band Directors.
(From left to right)
Colorguard Instructor: Mr. Vela
Brass Director: Mr. Perez
Secretary: Ms. Martinez
Band Director: Mr. Garza
Percussion Director: Mr. Rodriguez
Head Band Director: Mr. Rodriguez
Memorial Band Director: Mr. Vargas
Band Director: Mr. Munoz
Quotes from fellow band members.
Mariela Sanchez; Yeah, we're always there for each other, through the good and bad.
Q: How do you manage between school and band practice?
Betzy; You just have to balance everything out.
Aaron Olivares; It's half and half. You can do your homework before practice or do it after practice. Yeah, just have to balance everything out.
Q: How do you feel that this is your last year of being a part of band?
Hiram; I feel at peace. Yeah, I mean, I'm gonna miss it but I gotta move on.
Interview with head director, Mr. Rodriguez.
A: Planning starts now. I find out what exactly appeals to the audience. Next, I think about the music that fits the theme. Once I figure out the theme and music, I give the ideas to my music writer and percussion writer and they design the music. Everything has to be finished by May so it can be used for next year.
Q: What is the most stressful from preparing 200 kids and half of them being new?
A: The fact that every year we get students that either know all about band or don't or they're being forced to be in band by their parents. It's all about having to make it entertaining and eventful. We try to make everybody want to be here. Let's say one student can learn by reading and another learns by hearing, we try to teach students who have a different learning style.
Q: Was there ever a downfall? If so, how did you overcome it?
A: The downfall would be the year the high schools split apart. I was the first director here, I had to teach the kids who WE were. The kids had also felt cheated when the seniors chose to go to Eagle Pass High School. We taught how we worked. Of course, we beat EPHS, but it was also a problem with the attitude of the band.
Q: Why do you love instructing band?
A: Wow, I don't know how to explain it. The fact is right now band is on autopilot. They know what to do. I don't have to teach them when to sit down and when class starts. I've developed a friendship with all four directors, myself included, and our secretary. I go to work knowing I'm going to enjoy my day. Students know when or when not to joke around with me. When I am on the podium, they know not to joke around. When I'm not on the podium, they know they can joke around with me. I'm a human too. It makes it enjoyable when students know the fine line.
Drum Majors San Juanita and Abel with band and color guard choreographer, Jackie.
Homecoming Band reps; Drum Major Abél Gonzalez and percussionist Mariela Sánchez.
The Band Directors at Orange Grove High School.
What band is about.
A school band consists of woodwind instruments, brass instruments and percussion instruments, although upper level bands may also have string basses or bass guitar. The band usually performs at pep-rallies and football games to motivate the players. They also take up marching and concert season, a vital essential in band.
Marching bands often practice frequently during the late summer and early fall and most often attend their school's football games, playing music in the stands, and marching a show during halftime. A show is usually between 6 and 10 minutes long, but many competitions place restrictions on length. Bands often compete in marching band competitions throughout the marching season (typically the same time as football season). Competitions vary in intensity. Some areas have many smaller, local competitions hosted by individual schools.
The differences between Marching season and Concert season.
The difference between marching season and concert season are many.
Marching season is about competing as a group and there's an abundance of physical activity. They perform on a football field in front of multiple judges.
Concert season is about competing individually against other schools from different cities. To be a part of concert band, students have to take a certain test where they memorize their music and perform in front of multiple judges. If they do not advance they do not get a spot in concert band and they remain in marching.Band is not just a group of 200+ students playing instruments together. Band is a competition, a passion, a way of life.
Drum Majors and Colorguard Captains after their victory at Capital City Marching Festival in Austin, Texas. Winning best band and colorguard!
Colorguard Captain; Stephanie Trevino
Drum Major: Aylin Garcia
Drum Major: Abel Gonzalez
Drum Major: San Juanita Ruvalcaba
Colorguard Co-Captain: Vianney Gonzalez
Sections in Band
- French Horns
- Tenor Trombones
- Bass Trombone
- Alto flute
- Bass flute
- E-flat clarinet
- Basset horn
- Bass clarinet
- Contrabassoon or double bassoon
- Soprano saxophone
- Alto saxophone
- Tenor saxophone
- Baritone saxophone
- Keyboard percussion
- Tubular bells
- Snare Drum
- Bass Drum
2015 - 2016 Football Games & Marching Contests
Fri, Aug 31 Game- Uvalde Eagle Pass SAC
Fri,Sept 7 Game- Martin Laredo
Sat,Sept 15 Game- Laredo Nixon Eagle Pass SAC
Fri,Sept 21 Game- Hondo Hondo
Fri,Sept 28 Game-Del Rio Del Rio
Sat,Oct 6 Pre UIL Contest San Antonio
Fri,Oct 12 Game-Laredo Alexandria Eagle Pass SAC
Sat,Oct 13 Pre UIL Contest San Antonio
Fri,Oct 19 Game- Laredo United South Laredo
Sat,Oct 20 UIL 5A& 4A Marching Contest San Antonio
Fri,Oct 26 Game- Laredo LBJ (Homecoming) Eagle Pass SAC
Thurs, Nov 1 Game- Laredo United Laredo
Fri,Nov 9 Game- Eagle Pass Eagles Eagle Pass SAC
Sat,Nov 10 Veterans' Parade Eagle Pass
Sun,Nov 11 Veterans' Ceremony Eagle Pass Lake