AEB Weekly 5/29/17 to 6/4/17

W. Charles Akins High School Band - Austin, TX

Congratulations to All Texas State Solo & Ensemble Performers!

Jacob Arocha

1s Division "Superior" Rating on a Bass Trombone Solo

Gabriel De La Garza

1st Division "Superior" Rating on an Alto Saxophone Solo

Noah Perez, Aymane Wakrim, & Buddima Wanniarachchi

1st Division "Superior" Rating on a Trumpet Trio

Events, Announcements, and Information

Great Job Staffing the 2017 UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest!

AEB members received tons of compliments and kudos on your hard work and professionalism at the Solo & Ensemble Contest this past weekend.

As always, the students of AEB surpassed expectations and represented themselves with class, dignity, and excellence!

Band Auditions Conclude Tuesday, May 30th

Any student who has not yet auditioned must complete their audition on Tuesday, May 30th.

Band students in 5th or 6th period will be able to complete the audition during their class time. All other students should come by before or after school. If you are taking a class during 5th or 6th period in which you finish the final early, see if your teacher will let you come to the band hall and audition.

Band Placements Posted Tuesday Evening or Wednesday

Our goal is to have results for Fall 2017 band placements posted by the end of the day Tuesday or Wednesday.

Students who are selected for placement in the Fall 2017 Wind Symphony will be expected to perform at Akins Graduation on Saturday, June 3rd. Two scheduled rehearsals will be required for all performers.

Local Natives Project Dates/Times To Be Announced Soon

The Local Natives project is still on! As soon as we get information on when we have a football facility in which to film, we will let everyone know.

We are estimating that the filming will happen sometime during the week of June 13th through June 20th. All will be welcome to participate...we need as many as we can get.

Graduation Band Rehearsal

Thursday, June 1st, 2-5pm

10701 South 1st Street

Austin, TX

Required of all fall 2017 members of the Akins Wind Symphony.

Leadership Team "Boot Camp"

Friday, June 2nd, 10am-1:30pm

10701 South 1st Street

Austin, TX

Required training and work day for all members of the 2017-2018 AEB Leadership Team. All Leadership Team members MUST be in attendance.

Color Guard Training

Friday, June 2nd, 11am-6pm

10701 South 1st Street

Austin, TX

All current members of the Akins Color Guard should attend this workshop with Ms. Younger. This is critical in preparing you to welcome the new Guard members during music camp.

Graduation Band Rehearsal

Friday, June 2nd, 2-5pm

10701 South 1st Street

Austin, TX

Required for all members of the 2017 Akins Wind Symphony.

Akins High School Graduation

Saturday, June 3rd, 7am-1:30pm

1701 Red River Street

Austin, TX

***Meet at Akins HS - All members of the fall 2017 Wind Symphony are required to attend.***


  • 6:30am - Band Hall Opens
  • 7:00am - Load Busses
  • 7:30am - Depart Akins HS
  • 8:00am - Arrive at Frank Erwin Center
  • 9:00am - Graduation Ceremony Begins
  • 12:00pm - Estimated End Time of Ceremony
  • 1:30pm - Estimated Return to Akins HS

Earn Money for Your Band Fees, Next Year's 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!

  • Tuesday, June 5th to Thursday, June 8th - Music Camp - Akins High School - 8:00am to 4:00pm
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