“…a thousand mile journey begins with just one step”
The Haltom High School Band program takes pride in offering many musical opportunities available to our students. With programs like Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion and Color Guard, there is always a home for you in the Haltom Band.
During the Fall semester, all members of the Haltom High School Band program participate in both marching band and concert band. With over 250 members, the Pride of Haltom is the largest student organization at Haltom High School. The marching band performs at all football games and competes throughout the state of Texas . In 2010, the band traveled to Pasadena, California to perform in the Rose Bowl Parade!
Marching Band rehearsals are held daily, Monday through Friday, during the Fall semester. Rehearsals are held after school and last approximately 90 minutes. On Friday game days, the marching band will have a short rehearsal after school, eat dinner, change into their uniforms and travel to the home or away stadium. Competitions take place on select Saturdays during the fall with daily schedules determined by their performance times.
Throughout the year, students participate in one of the four concert bands at Haltom High School; the Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band I, Symphonic Band II or Concert Band. These bands prepare several concerts throughout the season, compete at Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sightreading Contests, and send students to audition for All-Region Band. Several students advance to Area auditions each year, and eventually become part of one of the Texas All-State Bands or Orchestras, which perform during the Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) Conference in February of each year in San Antonio, Texas.