AEB Weekly(s) 11/13/17 to 11/26/17

W. Charles Akins High School Band - Austin, TX

All-Region Orchestra High Achievers!

On Saturday, November 11th, seventeen AEB musicians auditioned for the TMEA Region 18 All-Region Orchestra. All students did an excellent job of representing themselves and Akins!

Congratulations to the following students for earning a seat in the All-Region Full Orchestra!

  • Marcus Alvarado - 2nd Chair Percussion & Advances to Area
  • Jacob Arocha - 1st Chair Bass Trombone & Advances to Area
  • Marisa Bosquez - 1st Chair Flute & Advances to Area

Please congratulate these students on a job well done!

Congrats to Marcus Alvarado!

AEB Drum Captain Marcus Alvarado competed at the South Texas Classic Drumline Competition on Saturday, November 11th.

Marcus earned a 2nd place trophy for his Tenor Solo performance.

Congratulations to this fine percussionist on this outstanding achievement!

Playoff Game This Week!

For the second time in school history, the Akins Eagle Football Team has made playoffs!

We will have one brief rehearsal Wednesday morning and then attend the game to support the team on Thursday!

Rehearsal: Wednesday 11/15

Performance: Thursday Evening (Same schedule as a normal football game.)

Thanksgiving Holiday 11/20 Through 11/24

Take time over the Thanksgiving Holiday's to be grateful for your blessings and enjoy time with family and friends. soon as the break is over we hit the ground running again with All-Region Band, Holiday Concerts, and Band Placement Auditions.

Don't neglect your instrument for the week!

Sectionals Begin After the Thanksgiving Holiday

Make sure you are checking the website calendar for your sectional times.

Each ensemble has a separate calendar that will show you all the sectional times.

Sectionals are required for all students. Attendance is mandatory.

Events, Announcements, and Information

Akins Winterguard Auditions

Monday, Nov. 13th, 6-8pm

10701 South 1st Street

Austin, TX

Know someone interested in the Akins Color Guard?

Invite them to come and check it out!

A second day of auditions & training is Tuesday, 11/14 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

All Region Jazz Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 7pm

1715 Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX

Come support AEB members Jacob Arocha (Bass Trombone) and Gabriel De La Garza (Alto Sax) for their All-Region Jazz Concert!

This is the first time in at least 8 years that an AEB member has made the All-Region Jazz groups!

Playoff Football Game vs. Cedar Ridge

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 4:30-11:30pm

10211 West Parmer Lane

Austin, TX


  • 4:30pm - Tailgating
  • 5:15pm - Depart for Kelly Reeves
  • 6:30pm - Arrive at Kelly Reeves
  • 7:30pm - Game Begins
  • 11:30pm - Estimated Return to Akins

All Region Orchestra Concert

Saturday, Nov. 18th, 6pm

1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard

Austin, TX

Come support Marcus Alvarado (Percussion), Jacob Arocha (Bass Trombone), and Marisa Bosquez (Flute) as they perform with the Region 18 Full Orchestra!

Final Week for Chocolate Sales

Sell, sell, sell your chocolate this week. We can still order more!

Money is due as soon as we return from Thanksgiving break! Want to take some on break? Make sure you let us know ASAP!

Remember to Make Your Payment Plan Payments

If you setup a payment plan on shopping day, please make sure that you stay on top of your agreement. Our program cannot function if everyone does not take care of their financial obligations.

Earn Money for Your Band Fees, Trip Payments, and Lessons

Did you know that you can work shifts at the UT Erwin Center to earn money for your fees, trip payments, and lessons? Each shift pays $35 to $75 per person depending on the event and business.

There are always shifts available and we are already needing people to work!

You can sign up using this link.

You can get more information on how to sign up here!

  • Thursday, November 30th - All Region Band Auditions Phase I - Akins HS - 4:30pm to 10:00pm - ***All AEB students are required to be in attendance. We host this event.***
  • Saturday, December 2nd - All Region Band Auditions Phase II - Akins HS - 7:30am to 2:00pm - ***All AEB students are required to be in attendance. We host this event.***
  • Friday, December 8th & Saturday, December 9th - All Region Band Clinic & Concert (for select students) - AISD Performing Arts Center - Times TBA
  • Thursday, December 14th - Akins Band Holiday Concert - Akins HS - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
AEB Website

Stay up to date with announcements, itineraries, schedules, calendars, media, and more!