PORTER SPARTAN BAND

22625 Sandy Lane, Porter TX  77365   |   281-577-5900 x5720

The Wind Ensemble

Varsity Concert Band

1/6th period double blocked

The Symphonic Band is Porter High School and the Porter Cluster's premiere performance and competition concert band that performs at high-level competitions and performances. For our highest competitive concert band, students in the Wind Symphony will exhibit some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrates a high degree of musical maturity:
  • Tone production:  idiomatic of the instrument, (i.e., with vibrato on flute, double reeds, etc).
  • Intonation: knows pitch tendencies characteristic to the instrument.  Matches pitch without the aid of a tuner.
  • Technique: can expressively perform a wide range of dynamics, tempo, and musical styles.


​Wind Symphony students:

  • –  are mostly upperclassmen.
  • –  have an average of 5 or more years of performance experience.
  • –  have an average of 3 years marching experience.
  • –  have the technical facility to successfully place in the T.M.E.A Region Band/Orchestra.
  • –  have the technical facility to successfully to perform a U.I.L. Class I solo.
  • –  have the sight-reading ability to perform Grade III to Grade IV music.


The Symphonic Band

Non-Varsity Concert Band

2/7th period double blocked

​The Symphonic Band is Porter High School's competitive Non-Varsity band that also competes in high-level competitions such as UIL Concert and Sightreading. Students in the Wind Ensemble will exhibit some or all of the following characteristics:

–   intermediate skill showing some degree of good tone production, intonation, and technique.
–   mostly 10th and 11th grade.
–   has an average of 4 or more years of performance experience.
–   has 1 or more years of marching experience.
–   has the technical facility to successfully perform a U.I.L. Class II or I solo.
–   has the sight-reading ability to perform Grade II to Grade III music.
–   is able to demonstrate most of the idiomatic characteristics of their instrument.


The Concert Band

Sub-Non-Varsity Concert Band

4/9th flex period single block

​The Concert Band is Porter High School's competitive Sub-Non-Varsity band that does all the same competitions as every other concert band in the program. The Symphonic Band class serves as a great option for students who are athletes, incoming freshman, or students who are learning a new instrument or still developing on their primary instrument. The Symphonic Band students will exhibit some or all of the following characteristics:

  • continued improvement in tone production, intonation, and technique.
  • Mostly 9th graders but also a few 10th graders. Other upper classmen may also be in the 2nd ensemble.
  • has an average of 3 years performance experience.
  • has some marching band experience.
  • has the technical facility to successfully perform a U.I.L. Class III or II solo.
  • has the sight-reading ability to perform Grade II Music.