Bands of America Grand National Finalist
Bands of America Class 3A National Champion
UIL 6A State Marching Band Contest Finalist
One of the best things to happen in Texas public education is the requirement that every student in high school must complete a TEKS-based course in order to graduate, and that every student in middle school is required to complete a TEKS-based course. Arts Education is not a frill; rather, it is beneficial to every student and helps teachers reach students across a broad spectrum of learning styles.
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Ranked among the top high school music programs in the country, the band consistently strives for and achieves top honors and awards in marching and concert competitions. This dedication and determination, combined with extremely high levels of musical talent and academic achievement, has resulted in numerous Band students continuing on to higher levels of music education. Each year, the Leander Band places a disproportionately large number of students in the highest levels of University Interscholastic League competitions, National Honor Society, and a 99% acceptance rate into a University or College institution.
The Leander Band is a TEAM, whose success, through goal achievement, is attributed to its unconditional pride and devotion to the program.
LEANDER BAND HISTORY
The Leander High School Lion Marching Band maintains a long and proud tradition of excellence in musical performance and presentation, both on and off the field of competition. The Pride of Lion Country has, through the determination and talents of directors and students alike, brought both national and international recognition to Leander High School and the Leander Independent School District.
RECENT PROGRAM ACCOLADES
Bands of America Grand National Finalist – 1999
Bands of America Super Regional Finalist – 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
Bands of America Austin Regional Champions – 2015
UIL State Marching Contest Finalist – 1998, 2000, 2015
UIL State Marching Band Bronze Medalist – 2015
Rose Bowl Parade – 1997
4A State Honor Band – 1994
Two-time State Championship Color Guard – 2013, 2014
Consistent UIL Concert Band Sweepstakes recipients
30 Consecutive Years of Perfect Division 1 Ratings at the UIL Marching Contest
To represent and support Leander High School by encouraging school spirit, good sportsmanship, exemplary conduct, and loyalty to all activities.
Modern color guard is a combination of military drill, also called marching, and the use of flags, sabres, mock rifles, shields and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement.
Members of the color guard team march along with their fellow marching band members at half time during football games and provide additional visual aspects to the performance.
The color guard interprets the music that the marching band is playing via the synchronized spinning of flags, sabres, shields, or other pieces of equipment, or through choreographed dance.
When in competition, the color guard score is typically based on movement, visual effect, fluidity of choreography with the music, coordination of all members, drill, and the use of equipment.
During a competition the guard adds to the overall score of the band, but is also judged in its own category. Color guard has been considered to be both an athletic competition and an art.
About the Color Guard
The Winter guard is an indoor color guard activity, derived from the outdoor summer activity that is part of the marching band. Unlike color guard, which performs outdoors on a football field as part of the marching band, winter guard is performed indoors, usually in a gym or indoor arena, during the winter season.
The winter guard performs to recordings of various musical genres. Their show has a selection of music, classical to contemporary. The LHS winter guard unit performs using dance, acrobatic features, and with various pieces of equipment. While guard equipment can vary from anything to everything, flags, rifles, and sabres are the main pieces of equipment. Guard members toss, spin, and do much more with their equipment, which can change throughout their show. Major competitions worldwide are sanctioned and managed by Winter Guard International.
The LHS Color Guard Program
Students learn their incredible equipment and dance skills through the training we provide in the color guard program. Besides the very high level of skill you’ll experience as a member of our color guard, you’ll make many new friends as you practice, travel, and perform with the Leander Band.
The color guard is the auxiliary section of the Leander Band
Just like the trumpets, saxes, flutes, and drummers, members of the color guard travel and perform with the Leander Band and take all the trips the marching band takes
Students earn P.E. credit for participating in our marching band
Since P.E. is required to graduate, this is a great way to fill that spot on your schedule and have fun while doing it!
Because color guard is a dance class, you will satisfy your Fine Arts requirement by being in our Color Guard
Color Guard members are eligible to earn varsity letter jackets – Color Guard is a varsity level activity available to freshmen! You’ll begin the process of earning your letter jacket from the moment you enter the color guard your freshman year
Color Guard is COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE with the most aggressive academic schedule
Some of the highest academic achievers at Leander are Band and Color Guard members
The Leander Band Boosters is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is solely dedicated to the support and success of the Leander High School Band Program. The purpose of the Booster organization is to provide financial assistance, encourage parental involvement, and to provide adult volunteers for all areas of the Leander Band, its directors, and staff, as needed. The mission of the Leander Band Boosters is to support the Leander Band program, and to promote parental engagement, good sportsmanship and pride for our students, director and program in all endeavors.
2016-2017 Booster Executive Board
President – Dana Curr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Mike Heckman, email@example.com
Co-Treasurer – Carol Karnes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Treasurer – Suzanne Ledbetter, email@example.com
Secretary – Sandi Heckman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parliamentarian – Matt Quackenbush, email@example.com
501(C)(3) Status Report/Tax Exempt Status Forms
BOOSTER PO BOX ADDRESS: PO BOX 920 Leander, TX 78646
Attached below are links to both the band handbook, 8 hour rule form, as well as the travel form. Both a parent and student need to read through all of these forms and then fill out the information below. Pushing the submit button on this form will be your electronic signature stating that you understand and agree to these documents.
Please be sure you have read through all documents before submitting this form.
If you do not agree with one or more of these documents, please contact Mr. Selaiden at
Attached below are printable versions of the Student Medical Form as well as the Physical Form for this next school year.
These forms must be printed, filled out, and turned in to the band directors.
THESE FORMS MAY NOT BE FILLED OUT ONLINE.
Thank you for signing up for the Private Lesson Program at Leander High School!
** If you are interested in receiving a LISD private lesson grant application, email Ali Carraher at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may not begin private lessons until your grant is submitted and approved by the district. If you begin lessons before your grant is approved, you are obligated to pay for your received lessons in full.**
Please fill out all of the information below and a private lesson teacher will contact you to set up a lesson time, date, and payment schedule.
Home of the Leander High School Band!
Drum Major Level
Come support the Leander Band every 1st Wednesday of the month. Chick-fil-A in 1890 Ranch will donate 10-20% of your order (depending on the total sales) back to the Leander Band. All you have to do is place your receipt in the corresponding box located at the front counter. You can pick your student up from practice and head straight to Cick-fil-A in 1890 Ranch to feed the family; or you can also go for lunch or breakfast as our spirit day is good ALL day. You can even swing by the drive-thru! – just ask the cashier to put your receipt inside the box in order for the Leander Band to get credit.
Link your Randalls Remarkable Card to the LHS Band Boosters. The boosters receive 1% of eligible purchases made. To link your card, you must visit the customer service center and give them our number : 11130
Enter the code 71860 to get a Deluxe Soft Touch Wash for only $6.00 (regularly $8.00). You save $2 and the Leander Band receives $2 each time you enter the code at Express Auto Wash (located at 104 Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park – Corner of 183&1431, next to JJ’s BBQ. You must first enter the code and the Deluxe Soft Touch Wash will be automatically selected