Hey Band!

August 14-23 - Beginning of School Reminders

Ice Cream Social and First Week of School

Dear Parents, we've been learning lots of new music and are looking forward to showing off for you at Ice Cream Social this Friday at school! Our show entitled "Getting Even" is exciting and features some really fun and challenging music that we think you'll love!


We'll start in the gym at 6:30pm and then after performing some music for you there, we'll move outside to perform the first few minutes of the marching show on the field. After that, we'll all come back inside to enjoy some ice cream and treats provided by our fabulous booster parents!


As a reminder, we are taking the morning off on Friday and students begin rehearsal at 1:00pm inside.


Next Monday is a normal schedule (8am-4pm), but we will do a few different things in the afternoon to help us all feel prepared and ready to start the school year.


Please see the info below regarding the rest of the week....

Tuesday-Friday, August 20-23

Tuesday - NO REHEARSAL

Wednesday - 4:00PM - 6:15PM - FULL MARCHING BAND

Thursday - 4:00PM - 6:15PM - FULL MARCHING BAND

Friday - 4:00PM - 6:15PM - FULL MARCHING BAND


Purple and White Scrimmage - FOOTBALL - Friday, Aug. 23, 7:00pm (not 7:30 like standard games)


  • This is a "block party" style event for the football team and their boosters.
  • Held at Noack Field right across the street from LBJ.
  • JV squads scrimmage each other, while varsity members meet-and-greet guests and families.
  • There will be food, prizes, and an overall fun atmosphere kicking off the Jaguars season
  • This is a required event for all band Student Leadership members and drumline - all other band students are welcome to attend!
  • Band will walk to the event, play a few stand tunes, brass jams, cadences, school song, and fight song, etc. We will not be performing the marching show at this event.
  • First Ladies officers will attend, as will all the cheerleaders
Contact the directors

Brian Mayer - Director of Bands - brian.t.mayer@austinisd.org

Ponder East - Assistant Director, Jazz Director - ponder.east@austinisd.org

Dr. Chris Lizak - Assistant Director, Percussion Director - christopher.lizak@austinisd.org

Herbert Washington - Colorguard Director - washingtonh2@mailbox.winthrop.edu