PORTER HIGH SCHOOL
THE PURPOSE OF THE PORTER HIGH SCHOOL BAND IS TO ENCOURAGE QUALITY PERFORMANCE, HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS, LOYAL SCHOOL SPIRIT, AND HIGH PERSONAL VALUES AMONG ITS MEMBERS. THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUE, MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING, LEADERSHIP, COOPERATION, SELF-DISCIPLINE AND SPORTSMANSHIP IN EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER, THE PORTER HIGH SCHOOL BAND WILL FULFILL ITS PURPOSE FOR THE BENEFIT OF PORTER HIGH SCHOOL, NEW CANEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE COMMUNITY OF PORTER."
- PHS BAND HANDBOOK, ARTICLE I - PURPOSE
The PHS Percussion Section is the heartbeat of the band. The TCGC state-medaling drumline is competitive and travels all over to different functions to promote percussion studies and build school spirit. The Drumline performs as part of the marching band and individually in the winter season.
The PHS Color Guard creates the visual aspect or design of the marching band. Everything that happens on the field visually - dance, flags, designs - is work of the color guard. The color guard promotes dance and artistic creativity in the community. The color guard has earned numerous showcase medals at TCGC.
Creating a new culture for jazz in Porter, Texas, the Jazz Band is a big-band style ensemble that strives for cultivating the art, history, and style of jazz, swing, and big band music. The PHS Jazz Band has had outstanding soloists at festivals and has earned placements as top 3 bands at various festivals.
Discipline ~ Honor ~ Integrity ~ Commitment
Congratulations GRAYDON HARRISON!
1st Place TMEA Area on Bassoon
Advanced to TMEA All-State
1st freshman since 1999 and 3rd all-stater in Porter HS history!
The PHS Award-Winning concert bands strive to achieve the most musical experience possible. The Sweepstakes-winning Division I band is dedicated to learning and experiencing concert band literature of all levels and performing at various functions in the Porter community.
The PHS Spartan Marching Band is an award-winning Division I band that competes in all of the various marching festivals and UIL Competitions. They perform at every Friday night football game and promote school spirit among the high school! The Porter HS marching band has advanced to UIL Area contest several times and has competed for the top spots with the best programs in Texas.