Band

Welcome to the Moody High School Band Webpage! 


Up and coming Bearcat Band events:

Spring 2018 Important Dates


January


17 CENTEX Honor Band Auditions for HS grades 9-12; 4:30 @ Reisel HS

19 CENTEX Honor Band Auditions for MS grades 6-8; 4:30 @ Academy MS

27 CENTEX Clinic/Concert for MS and HS; 9am-10pm @ Temple College


February


20 Drumline Audition process begins 4:00-5:30

27 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30


March


13 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30

20 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30

27 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30

April


3 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30

10 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30

14 Bearcat Band Car Show; Stadium Parking Lot; 10am-4pm

17 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30

20 Annual Bearcat Band Banquet; 7-12; 6pm @ HS Commons

24 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30

28 Bearcat Band Spring Trip; 7-12


May


1 Drumline Auditions continue 4:00-5:30 3 Temple College Concert Band Contest; Times TBA 4 Temple College Concert Band Contest; Times TBA 4 Reisel Solo and Ensemble Contest; after school

8 Drumline Setting after today’s date

10 SPRING CONCERT; MS and HS; 7pm @ MS Gym

25 GRADUATION; All band members grades 7-11 required to perform


June


HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!


July


30 Officers/Field Commanders meet 10am-2pm

31 Officers/Field Commanders meet 10am-2pm


August


1 Officers/Field Commanders meet 10am-2pm; 7th Grade meets with Leadership 2pm-4pm

2 7th Grade meets with Leadership 10am-4pm

6 First Full day of summer band grades 7-12; 4pm-8pm



*More details for summer band to come.



 


GO BEARCAT BAND!



             ***When you are NOT practicing.......someone else IS!***




Mr. Guess's Schedule:
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1st Period: Varsity Middle School Band
2nd Period: Beginner Trumpet/French Horn Class
3rd Period: J.V. Middle School Band
4th Period: 7th and 8th Grade Band
5th Period: Travel to High School/Lunch
6th Period: High School Band
7th Period: Beginner Flute/Clarinet/Percussion Class
8th Period: Beginner Low Brass Class
9th Period: Conference/Planning
Mr. Mitchell's Schedule:
1st Period: Varsity Middle School Band
2nd Period: Beginner Trumpet/French Horn Class
3rd Period: J.V. Middle School Band
4th Period: 7th and 8th Grade Band
5th Period: Travel to High School/Lunch
6th Period: High School Band
7th Period: Beginner Flute/Clarinet/Percussion Class
8th Period: Beginner Low Brass Class
9th Period: Conference/Planning


About The Moody Bearcat Band Directors

The Moody High School Band is under the direction of Joey Guess and Brad Mitchell.

Mr. Guess is a 24 year veteran teacher/band director, and a graduate of Baylor University.  
He has taught in the small schools, large schools, and on the college level over the years. Mr. Guess was a member of the ​Sky Ryders Drum and Bugle Corps ​in 1990, and a staff member of ​Lone Star Drum and Bugle Corps ​in 1993. He has five children, three grandchildren, and a wonderful wife of whom he adores.
 
Mr. Mitchell is a 22 year veteran teacher/band director, and a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He has taught in both Oklahoma and the great state of Texas. Mr. Mitchell was the Jazz Band Director of The Year while at Enid Oklahoma in 2000.  He won a Sweepstakes award with Enid Longfellow Junior High at the Tri-State Music Festival in 2002.  After coming to Eastland, Tx, the band recieved UIL Sweepstakes awards and placed 17th in the Texas State Marching Competition in San Antonio in 2011.  While at Academy, Tx Mr. Mitchell's middle school bands received all superior ratings in the four years he was there.