Advanced Band only: Spring concert is Thursday, May 2, at 6pm, Youree Drive Middle School Auditorium. Students to band room by 5:50pm. Dress is business casual.

If anyone is willing to take pictures of the band to post on social media, please call or text Wilson at (318) 218-4314, or email

All football games start at 5pm. Please be at the band room at 4:15 for roll call and to load buses for the games at Lee Hedges Stadium. Students may stay in the band room after school until the game. They will be supervised at all times and may not leave the band room for any reason. Please wear the band shirt or hoodie, khaki pants (or shorts), and comfortable shoes (school dress applies). The game should be over by 6:30pm. Band students are allowed to have their phones at the games to use for emergencies or to call parents in the event of an unexpected delay. Phones may not be used for any other reason. Please pick-up students after the game by the band room (it’s the north-most parking lot). Games should be over by 6:30pm so plan accordingly (6:45 is a safe time to plan to arrive for pick-up).

Band Fees: The band fee is $25. Fee covers all band expenses. Pay fees at or send cash or a check to the school office or band room.

Grades are given for tardies, behavior (character), participation, and all required performances.

In Mr. Wilson’s music class, two families of instruments are discussed: wind (air-powered) instruments, and percussion (struck) instruments.  Regardless of the instrument, students will learn to care for the instrument, read music, and play in a solo and ensemble setting. All beginning band students will play a wind instrument the first year.

All performances listed below are required for the 2nd and 5th period Intermediate/Advanced Bands.

  1. All football games listed above.
  2. Winter concert, December 6, 6pm, YDMS Auditorium, students to the band room by 5:50pm.
  3. Spring concert Thursday, May 2, 6pm YDMS Auditorium

Dress for football games:

Band shirt, Khaki pants or shorts, comfortable shoes. School dress applies: shirts tucked in, belt, no hats, ids are not required for band students at games.

Dress for concert performances:

Advanced band-Winter and Spring concert-Business casual. No semi-revealing clothing will be allowed on stage, please use good judgement.  All students participating in solo and ensemble, school dress is fine.

Call/text (318) 218-4314, or email if you have any questions.