UIL Contest for 8th graders is tomorrow!

    (eligible students only)

    Below is the itinerary for the day:

    UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest

    Concert Band

    Wednesday, March 29th

    Stephenville High School


    Attire: black pants, black shoes and socks, band t-shirt, band polo


    7:25 am Report to Brownwood HS Band Hall

    7:30 am Short rehearsal

    8:10 am Load buses, leave for Stephenville

    9:30 am Arrive at Stephenville HS, unload

    10:00 am Move to warm-up room

    10:15 am Warm-up time

    10:40 am Move to stage

    10:45 am Stage performance time*

    11:00 am Move to sight-reading room

    11:15 am Sight-reading Performance time

    11:45 am Load buses, eat on the ride home

    1:15 pm Arrive back at school, unload, return to classes


    *Performance open to the public



    Outside-of-school Rehearsal Schedule

    8th Grade Band

    Attendance at these practices is required for all academically eligible 8th grade band members. Failure to attend may result in the student being removed from the contest group.

    *Wednesday, March 8th - 7:40 am

    HS Auditorium (enter through band hall)


    Monday, March 20th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, meal afterwards

    HS Auditorium (enter through band hall)


    *Wednesday, March 22nd - 7:40 am

    HS Auditorium (enter through band hall)


    *For early morning rehearsals, students should be dropped off at the HS. Students will be transported by bus to the Middle School at the end of the rehearsal (about 8:45.)

    Please make plans to have transportation to these rehearsals, especially for bus riders.

    -Mr. Yeats




    Band Booster Meeting - Tuesday evening

    Parents of BMS and BHS band students,

    There will be a Band Booster Meeting on Tuesday, February 28th at the HS Band Hall at 6 pm.

    All parents of band students are encouraged to attend.

    The boosters will discuss the continuation of the Gordon Wood Stadium Concession Stand Contract.

    Please plan to attend and share your feelings on this matter.


    Mr. Yeats




    Save the date!

    UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest

    Wednesday, March 29th

    Stephenville High School

    Please do not schedule any appointments, etc. on this date!

    This year, our 8th graders are combining with the High School Concert Band to create a non-varsity High School band.

    • All eligible* 8th grade band members will be required to attend.

    • Event will take place during school hours

    • Depending on performance time, students may be required to come to school before normal start time, and students may be back later than normal school end time

    • Parents are welcome to attend the Concert portion of the contest

    • Performance schedule and itinerary will be available at a later date


    Since we are combining with another group, there will be a small number of required outside-of-school rehearsals in order to be able to practice with the High Schoolers. These dates and times will come soon.

    *students who failed any class (excluding Pre-AP, Honors classes) on the 1st 6 weeks report card are not eligible for contest. These students will have other alternate assignments to complete.

    Contact Mr. Yeats with any questions/concerns.




    The BMS Band Christmas Concert is coming up soon!

    The Brownwood Middle School Bands and High School Jazz Band Christmas Concert

    Tuesday, December 13th, 6:30 pm.

    BHS Auditorium

    Students should arrive to be in their seat by 6:15. Students must remain for the entirety of the concert (about 45 minutes).

    Attire is Sunday Best, Christmas colors encouraged. All students will receive a Santa Hat.

    No jeans with holes, no t-shirts




    REMINDER: Poinsettia pickup will be Tuesday, November 29th, between 3:45 and 5:15 pm at the High School Band Hall. Please come as early as you can within this time frame.

    Note: You may have also heard the time starting at 3 pm. We ask that MS order pickups wait until 3:45 if possible.

    Dr. Pepper pickup will be Monday, December 5th between 3:45 and 5:15 pm.

    -Mr. Yeats


    Poinsettia pickup will be Tuesday, November 29th, between 3:45 and 5:15 pm at the High School Band Hall. Please come as early as you can within this time frame.

    Students do not have to be present for pickup. 

    This pickup time is only for those who sold poinsettias. Dr. Pepper pickup will be another time, tentatively next week.

    -Mr. Yeats



    There will be a Band Booster meeting TONIGHT at 6 pm in the High School Band Hall. All parents of Brownwood ISD band students are encouraged to attend. Parents of 8th grade through high school students are most encouraged to attend, as there will be info regarding the 2024 HS Band trip to Universal Studios Florida.

    If you want to know how you can get involved with helping the program, please attend! Students are welcome as well. This is not a mandatory meeting.

    Hope to see you there!

    Thank you,

    Mr. Yeats


    Welcome Back!

    We're excited for the 22-23 school year!

    To view the MS Band Handbook, click here: MS Band Policies and Procedures

    Students do not need their instruments on the 1st day of school. Students will receive instructions on when and where to bring their instruments during the first class.

    We're looking forward to seeing you!

    -Mr. Yeats

    -Mr. Hernandez