Awards and Distinctions

Awards

The 280-member Anderson High School Band is a consistent UIL Sweepstakes and “Best in Class” award winner. We had a very successful year in 2015 both on and off the field: UIL Sweepstakes Award (Superior performances in Marching, Concert, and Sightreading), an 11th place finish at BOA Austin and the Texas Marching Classic, and a 2nd place finish at US Band Round Rock! The Anderson Wind Ensemble was a 2010 TMEA Honor Band State Finalist, qualifying for the first time in over 35 years. For the first time in school history, the Anderson Marching Band advanced to the 5A Area Marching Contest in 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2014. In 2010, the Trojan Band went one step further and made it all the way to the UIL State Marching Contest!

Competitions

Anderson members also excel individually both in and outside of band. Record numbers of Anderson students have earned recognition at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest and by earning chairs in the All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Jazz and Concert Bands.

Well-Roundedness in the Trojan Band

Band members actively participate in other fine arts programs such as Theater, Choir and a variety of percussion ensembles as well as Anderson’s award-winning Jazz Band and Full Orchestra. The Trojan Band consistently boasts several Top Ten graduates, and many of its members complete the International Baccalaureate programs, as well as being named in the Anderson Who’s Who each year. In addition, Trojan Band students serve as officers and members of various school clubs such as Leadership Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, and Mu Alpha Theta. Band members also successfully participate in Anderson athletics including basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, football, wrestling, and track. Throughout its history, the band has also boasted numerous GSUSA Gold Awardees and BSA Eagle Scouts. In addition, many band members continue to pursue their musical interests into their college years and beyond.

Trojan Band Graduates

Graduates from our program are enrolled in universities across the nation including: The University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, Northwestern University, University of Southern California, Duke, Harvard, Oberlin, Yale, and the Julliard School of Music.