Garland ISD Middle School Band
Preparing for Fall 2020
We want you to be a part of the BAND!
In this newsletter, you will find all you need to know about entering middle school band in Garland ISD while we are socially distancing. Even if your child isn't signed up for band, there is a place for him or her in one of our GISD Band programs!
See a picture of your GISD Middle School BAND directors below!
Learn more about BAND by watching this video:
WHAT INSTRUMENTS ARE OFFERED IN GISD? See the picture below or click on the link to download the PDF.
Read below for comprehensive information regarding band in GISD. Click on the link to download a PDF.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is not too late to sign up for band! Please contact your child's school band director to begin the process. Find contact information below for your school.
My child is signed up for band. What do we do next?
The next step is selecting an instrument for your child to play. We help you and your child make this decision based on many factors. All students will go through an instrument selection process with your school's directors before being officially placed into a particular instrument class.
Can students be in band and other activities?
YES! We encourage our students to participate in athletics and other school activities. Many of our band members are star athletes, cheerleaders, and also lead in academics.
Does it cost a lot of money to be in the band?
No! Reasonably priced new and used instruments are available at local music stores. Most students rent an instrument on a rental-purchase plan with a small monthly payment. Furthermore, GISD provides the larger and more expensive instruments at very little cost. The band director at your GISD middle school will help you select and obtain an instrument. Please do not obtain an instrument before meeting/communicating with your director.
What steps are being taken during this time regarding COVID-19?
Current restrictions have altered our strategies, but one common goal remains consistent among our GISD band programs: The safety and well-being of our students comes first. Directors are working with their campus administrators to conduct instrument selections according to their campus needs. Please communicate with your school's directors regarding schedules and procedures.
Find your SCHOOL and get ready for BAND! All of your band director contact info, websites, and steps to sign up are listed below!
Google Voice: (903) 502-4071 (call or text)
Mr. Alex Harrison: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Voice: (903) 600-1074 (call or text)
Brandenburg Classical Center
Mr. Jim Palmer: mailto:email@example.com
Google Voice: (903) 502-4537 (call or text)
Mr. Jonathan Martinez: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Joshua Gonzalez: mailto:email@example.com
Google Classroom Code: m63nn6w
Google Form: https://forms.gle/d8jkbiUHk1yrESgXA
Coyle Middle School
Mrs. Heather McHenry: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Voice: (903) 420-2487 (call or text)
Google Classroom Code: oppbobr
Google Form: https://forms.gle/mePeRgKw3u8XMQNXA
Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C48A9A823AAF85-coyle
Hudson Middle School
Mrs. Heather Becker: email@example.com
Mr. Dan Urban: firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Voice: (903) 420-0938 (call or text)
Google Classroom Code: xewxlmq
Google Form: https://forms.gle/GjwC7t1Kdg2ybcTG6
Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4DAEAF23A6F85-hudson
Lyles Middle School
Mr. Cameron Green: mailto:email@example.com
Mr. Shaun Gray: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Voice: 903-600-0334 (call or text)
Google Classroom Code: ibzhbpk
O'Banion Middle School
Mrs. Amy Whitaker mailto:email@example.com
Google Voice: (903) 502-3031 (call or text)
Google Classroom Code: x6kyocv
Google Form: https://forms.gle/vN6jtu3hiZLpoWVr9
Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B49ADA822A3F58-obanion
Schrade Middle School
Mr. Dino Antonuccio: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (903) 502-4473 (call or text)
Google Classroom code: xbu5c6x
Google Form: https://forms.gle/akXs7CJ7BfagZtrA8
Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a4a82caa8-schrade
Sellers Middle School
Mr. John Knagg: mailto:email@example.com
Mr. Gary Burch: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Voice: (903) 420-0610 (call or text)
Google Classroom Code: xi7bqsu
Google Form: https://forms.gle/tZe4Y9yug1HzRQad8
Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aaaa922a2f94-20192020
Webb Middle School
Mrs. Jennifer Harper: mailto:email@example.com
Google Voice: (903) 420-1051 (call or text)
Google Classroom code: 7amvkrq