The Symphonic Band is the non-varsity performing ensemble at Berry Miller Junior High School. This course offers an outlet for students to continue developing their individual and ensemble performance skills as well as working with world class music educators from throughout the state of Texas.
The focus of the class is to prepare the students for performance on a variety of music, competing at a high level at the PISD Solo & Ensemble Contest, UIL Concert & Sight Reading, the Director's Choice Band Competition, and prepare students to become a member of the Dawson High School Eagle Band!
The band performs several concerts throughout the school year and is an extremely visible part of the Berry Miller campus.
The students in the Symphonic Band have established a tradition of excellence at Miller. Students have been awarded many superior ratings at solo contest. The Symphonic Band has earned multiple superior ratings from judges at band contests. The Symphonic band has brought home the coveted UIL "Sweepstakes" trophy each consecutive year it has been in existence.
Students will have section rehearsals which will begin the first full week of school and continue until late May. Student's school sports & club schedules will be taken into account when planning sectional day and times. Sectionals will either be held in the morning or the afternoon. Please understand, due to the nature of section rehearsals, scheduling them can be tricky, please be understanding. Sectional schedules may change some as the sports schedules change throughout the school year. --- Section Rehearsal Schedule will be posted here when finalized!
Flute - Tuesday PM
Oboe - Monday AM
Bass Clarinet - Friday PM
All Saxophones - Thursday AM
Trumpet - Friday AM
Horn - Thursday PM
Percussion - Thursday AM
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Individual Listening "Extra Help Sessions:"
Students periodically throughout the year will be asked to sign up for a weekly listening "help-session" with a director. This time and day will be chosen by the student based on available times with the directors. These sessions will occur during Region Band Audition Preparation, Solo Preparation, and UIL/Spring Festival Preparation. More information on this will be coming!
It is highly encouraged that all members of the Symphonic Band be enrolled in Private Lesson Instruction. We have taken a lot of care to assemble a fantastic private lesson staff. Due to the type of literature the band is asked to perform, lessons are a great way to support your young musician! The vast majority of the Berry Miller Band Program is enrolled in Private Lesson Instruction.
Pearland ISD School Owned Instrument Private Lesson Requirement - As per P.I.S.D. board policy, students playing on school owned instruments are expected and required to participate in the private lesson program.
Please follow this link for information regarding private lessons:
PISD Private Lesson Information
Please email a director if you have any questions about private lessons or would like to set up lessons.