West Texas A&M University

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Band Ensemble at Globe News Center

The WTA&MU Symphonic Band at the Globe News Center.
Photo Courtesy of Michael Johnson.


2012 TMEA & CBDNA Performances

The WTAMU Symphonic Band was selected to perform at the 2012 Texas Music Educators Association in February, and the 2012 College Band Directors National Association Southwest Regional Convention in March. Out of the twenty-three ensembles that submitted recordings for the 2012 CBDNA Southwest Convention only seven were selected to perform . This was the Symphonic Band’s thirteenth appearance at the Texas Music Educators Association. This is a record among university bands in the state of Texas.





2013 Buffalo Marching Band Parents' Day

Marching Band at Halftime

Each year, the members of the Buffalo Band invite their friends and families to our annual Parents’ Day Luncheon. Date and prices have not yet been determined, but it’s somewhere around $15 per person. You can also get football tickets for the game that evening at a reduced rate. We’ll have lunch with President O’Brien and some senior admin types, hear from our directors, and probably see a video of what you went though in Early Band. Then your friends and families get to see what you’ve accomplished so far during the halftime show. We’ll send information via snail mail to the families of anyone who has registered for
MUEN 1026/3026. 

The WTA&MU Marching at the Kimbrough Stadium.
Photo Courtesy of Michael Johnson


The Schedule of the Band World


17 – Early Band Begins - Percussion & Color Guard report
20 – Early Band - Freshman & Transfer students report
21 – Early Band - returning upperclassman report
27 Classes begin - Music Major Meeting 4p in NRH
31 – Mega-mandatory FRIDAY rehearsal 11:30-1:20 (then the weekend begins!)
3 – Labor Day - no classes
8 – All-State Help Sessions
8 – First Home Game vs. Western State University
14-16 – Band travels to away game at Arlington Stadium
24 – Symphonic Band Auditions
29 – Parents’ Day, 11:30a, FUBC; Home Football vs. Tarleton, 6p
12 – Pigskin Revue & Bonfire
13 – Homecoming parade, Exhibition Performance (Bivins Stadium), and game
3 – Home game vs. Midwestern
7 – Wind Ensemble, 7:30p, NRH
17 – *Possible playoff date - football
21 – Classes dismiss at noon for Thanksgiving Break
22-23 – Thanksgiving Break
24 – *Possible playoff date - football
1*Possible playoff date - football, Renaissance Feast
2 – Christmas Concert - Orchestra & Choir, 3pm, NRH
3 – Special Student Recital, 4pm, NRH
4 – Special Student Recital, 4p, NRH
5 – Last class day, Concert Band 6p, Symphonic Band 8p, both in NRH
6 – Dead Day
7 – Finals/Juries begin (through December 15)
8 – *Possible playoff date - football
15 – *Possible playoff date
22-31 – University Closed
14 Spring Term begins
18 – Career Day and Faculty Grand
21 – MLK Day - No classes
1 – Showcase of Music ( Amarillo Globe News Center)
2 – Concert Band 6p, Symphonic Band Performs
3-6 – Symphonic Band Tour
11-15 – Spring Break
23 – Large School Instrumental Clinc - Symphonic Band Performs
28 – Symphonic Band, 7:30p, NRH
29 – Good Friday - No Classes
6 – Small School Band Clinic - Concert Band Performs at 6p
18-21 – Orchestra and Choir Collaboration
29 – Special Student Recital, 4p, NRH
30 – Honors Recital, 7:30p, NRH
1 – Concert Band concert 6p, Symphonic Band concert 8p, both in NRH
2 – Dead Day
4 – Finals/Juries start (through May 10)