C.C. Winn Thundering Maverick Band

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UIL Marching Band Competition - San Antonio, Texas

What is Band?

  • A school band is a group of student musicians who rehearse and perform instrumental music together. A concert band is usually under the direction of one or more conductors (band directors). A school band consists of wind instruments and percussion instruments, although upper level bands may also have string basses or bass guitar
  • A marching band is a group consisting of instrumental musicians performing outdoors for the purpose of entertainment, exercise, and sometimes in competition. Instrumentation typically includes brass,woodwinds, and percussion instruments. Most marching bands use some kind of uniform (often of a military style) that include the school or organization's name or symbol, shakos, pith helmets, feather plums,gloves, and sometimes gauntlets, sashes, and/or capes.
  • A concert band, also called wind band, symphonic band, symphonic winds, wind orchestra, wind symphony, wind ensemble, or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double basses.

The Benefits Of Being In Band

  • Music helps you expresses yourself creatively
  • Working together teaches teamwork
  • You get to make new friends
  • Marching while playing develops multi-tasking skills
  • You learn discipline and to not give up and keep going even if you mess up
  • Marching provides good exercise
  • You learn to sacrifice things for what is more important
  • Learn to accept criticism
  • Being a part of band in high school looks good in college applications
  • Long practices encourage time management skills and dedication

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What Is Band To You?

Band is a way to express ourselves in a form of different manners, it is an escape of getting lost in the grove of music the way it flows, before and after each and every performance the natural high you get, the rush of knowing you did your best, hearing the crowd rumble and cheer, when you do your best it all determines how you feel after, when you march along side your friends, feeling the sweat drip down your face from the amount of effort you put into that performance. Being in band myself i know these experiences personally and it is such a rush, i will never get tired of being a part of. I love being in band you make a new family, new friends, and you never get embarrassed cause you have friends to laugh with you. This organization is one I am honored to be apart of.

Band Directors, Drum Majors, And Drill Instructors

Band directors:




Mr.R. Rodriguez

Drum majors:

Ivana Muza-Bass Clarinet

Rey Morales-Trombone

Drill Instrutors( D.I'S)


Angie Beltran

Isabella Lopez

Stephanie Moreno

Atalia Jimenez


Amado Esqueda

Lyzandra Saucedo

Jenny Regalado

John Padilla

Brianna Martinez

Alexsandra Carranza


Abel Gonzalez

Bass Clarinet

Cameron Gamez


Gerardo Diaz


Hector Machado

Ricardo Rangel

French Horn

Noe Godinez


Valentin Salinas

Zaidy Garza

Alondra Sosa


Ismael Castillo


Linda Talamantes

Orlando Reyes

Interview With A Band Director

We sat down Monday, September 9, 2014 with two of our band directors Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Garza and asked them a couple of questions.

What is band to you?

Mr. Rodriguez: "Band is a way of life, its what i do, its my proffesion, its basically life"

Mr. Garza: "Band is the opportunity for students to learn about music and life through what we do with music.

What made you become a band director?

Mr. Rodriguez: " My grandfather and father inspired me, my grandfather drove a bus for a band and my father would tell me the stories of when he would go on the bus and i wanted to be there not as the bus driver but as the musician. My father was a P.E. coach and he would take me to the Rams football games and i would get an excitement from seeing the band marching in."

Mr. Garza: "My love for music made me become a band director."

When did you first become interested in band(music)?

Mr.Rodriguez: " I first became interested in band when i first saw the band at football games and i decided to become a band director my senior year when i realized music brought me more joy than anything else."

Mr.Garza: " i first became interested in music when i was in the first grade."

How long have you been directing?

Mr. Rodriguez: " I have been directing for 17 years"

Mr. Garza: " I have been a band director for 17 years"

What do you most enjoy about being a band director?

Mr.Rodriguez: "I most enjoy seeing people come and go overall I enjoy seeing my students grow."

Mr.Garza: " I mostly enjoy working with my students everyday."

Music Scholarships

Sometimes after high school it's hard to keep following your love of music with the stress of financial problems. These scholarships are designed to help pursue your interests and your aspirations to become a musician.

Quotes From The Band?

" Dont stop caring for each other because once you stop caring you're not there for each other anymore" - Mr.Rodriguez

"The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday" -San Juanita Ruvalcaba

"Every moment is another chance, and it' up to you to make it count"- Amado Esqueda IV

"Live life" - Noe Godinez

Pre-UIL Contest (Drums Along the Medina)

Saturday, Oct. 4th, 10am

San Antonio, TX, United States

San Antonio, TX

The Thundering Maverick Band will compete in their first Pre-UIL marching competition of the season!!! Go Band!!!!

2014-2015 C.C. Winn Thundering Maverick Band Schedule Of Events

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Want To Join Band?

  • must attend summer band
  • must have experience in playing an instrument
  • never be embarrassed
  • don't be shy
  • always be ready for anything unexpected
  • bring your band shoes and long socks
  • always carry extra clothes
  • no make up, jewelry, nail polish, and have your hair up during games and performances
  • if you make a mistake correct it
  • practice hard
  • learn your drill and memorize your music
  • always be on time
  • Be ready to do conditioning and dance to an aerobics routine
Want To Get Inspired Like The Band?

This is one out of many videos the band uses as motivation and inspiration to be the best we can be at anything in life.

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