Pearland ISD Junior High Bands Selected to Perform at Prestigious Music Festival
The Berry Miller Junior High and Pearland Junior High West Honors Bands were selected to perform at the 2024 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, March 21-23, 2024. The bands, under the direction of Chris Bennett of BMJH and Meredith Bates of PJHW, were selected following a rigorous application and audition process.
The Music for All National Festival will feature high school and middle school ensembles from across the country, considered the nation’s premier non-competitive festival for scholastic instrumental music ensembles. Student musicians perform at top venues, receiving evaluation and feedback from a panel of renowned conductors and clinicians, and participate in educational workshops. Invited ensembles include high school and middle school concert bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and chamber ensembles, all who have achieved the highest level of scholastic excellence.
The Band programs together consist of 350 students that are placed into 4 concert ensembles per campus and have a rich history of UIL and TMEA success with consistent superior ratings at UIL Concert & Sight Reading as well as being named TMEA State Honor Band Finalists. The mission of the Pearland ISD band program is to inspire growth, character and excellence in each student.