AEB Weekly 5/22/17 to 5/28/17

W. Charles Akins High School Band - Austin, TX

Events, Announcements, and Information

AEB Welcomes New Color Guard Director: Ms. Nicole Younger!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Nicole Younger to the Akins Eagle Band Family.


Learn more about Ms. Younger here! Please welcome her when she arrives in a few weeks!

The 2016-2017 Band Banquet was a huge success!

AEB enjoyed a celebration of a great year on Saturday, May 20th. Thank you to all parents who organized this tremendous event!


Congrats to the following students who were recognized for outstanding contributions and achievement:


  • John Phillip Sousa Band Award - Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Director's Awards - Sarudzai Chigubu & Buddima Wanniarachchi
  • Color Guard Award - Raynne Miller-Moya
  • Louis Armstrong Jazz Award - Boulder Sheffield


  • Outstanding Juniors - Brittany Arellano & Brandon King
  • Outstanding Sophomores - Gabriel De La Garza & Skylar Spence
  • Outstanding Freshmen - Esteban Rivera & Lucy Soltau


  • Outstanding Wind Symphony Musicians - Marcus Alvarado, Marisa Bosquez, & Felipe Rodriguez
  • Outstanding Symphonic Band Musicians - Luke Hoffman, Carlos Maldonado, & Martin Murtiono
  • Outstanding Concert Band Musicians - Angelica Hernandez, Michael Serrato, & Emmanuel Soto


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AEB Senior Class of 2017

Band Auditions This Week!

All students will audition for their fall band placements this week.


Students who are selected for Wind Symphony in the fall of 2017 will be expected to participate in Graduation Band.

Akins Band Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm

10701 South 1st Street

Austin, TX

  • Jazz Band Warm Up is at 6:30pm.
  • All other students should be fully dressed and seated at 6:50pm.

Local Natives Project - Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 24th, 5-6:30pm

10701 South 1st Street

Austin, TX

All students who are participating in the Local Natives "The Only Heirs" project must be at this rehearsal to learn drill.

Local Natives Project - Filming

Thursday, May 25th, 5:30-10pm

1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard

Austin, TX

Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest

Saturday, May 27th, 7am-7pm

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States

Austin, TX

All AEB students are required to attend and work this full band fundraiser. More information will be distributed via email and in class.

Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest

Monday, May 29th, 7am-7pm

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States

Austin, TX

All AEB students are required to attend and work this full band fundraiser. More information will be distributed via email and in class.

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, May 30th - Graduation Band Rehearsal - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Thursday, June 1st - Graduation Band Rehearsal - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Friday, June 2nd - Color Guard Training "Boot Camp" - 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday, June 2nd - Leadership Training - Akins High School - 10:00am to 1:30pm
  • Friday, June 2nd - Graduation Band Rehearsal - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 5th to Thursday, June 8th - Music Camp - Akins High School - 8:00am to 4:00pm
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