• 7th at Area Finals!

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 11/27/2017

    Congratulation to the Whitney Wildcat marching band for adacning further than ever at the Area D Marching Contest.  Not only did the band advance to Area for the first time in school history, the band came out 9th in prelims and climbed to 7th in Finals.  there were 24 other bands competing in the contest.  To place 7th (3 spots away from state) is a stellar record and we are already planning how to climb higher in the rankings at Area in 2019.  Next up is All REgion, CENTEX, Solo and Ensemble, and COncert and Sightreading.  Good luck to all of our awesome band students. 

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  • Band Makes History! Going to Area 2017!

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 10/23/2017 1:00:00 AM

    Congrats to the Marching Band for advancing to Area for the first time in School History!  Not only does the band advance, the band recieved straight 1's from the three judges.  Its quite an honor and everyone is so proud of our band right now.  Congratulations to all of you for your hard work!

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  • Area Itinerary 2017

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 10/23/2017

    The Area Marching contest is at the Midway High School Band Stadium.  Attached is the itinerary.Area 2017

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  • Updated Marching Show Sound File

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 6/17/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Click Below for an the Most up to date 2017 Whitney Marching Show MP3.

    Whitney Marching Show 2017

    Yes its a little tougher, but you can do it!  There's some awesomely cool technique added into the opener that will propel the band further this year as long as we all commit to working hard every day!  Remember, drink water every day and be active every day this Summer to best prepare you for the rigours of Marching Season.  See you all soon!

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  • Spring Band Concert May 1st!

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 4/15/2017 1:00:00 AM

    This year's Spring Pop's Concert will be May 1st at 6:30 in the WHS Gym.  Warm up for all WHS Band members will start in uniform at 5:45 in the band hall.  Looking forward to it!

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  • 2017 Marching Show Recording Now Available!

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 4/15/2017

    Click Here to Listen to the Entire Marching Show for 2017.  Enjoy!

    Click HERE for Whitney Marching Show 2017

    Taiko! Show by Luke McMillan

    Percussion written by Josh Nowlin

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  • Updated Spring/Summer Band Schedule

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 3/20/2017

    Please see the attached for the Updated Spring/Summer Band Schedule.

    Band Spring/Summer Schedule Click Here

    Updated 3/20

    Changes can happen as needed. 

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  • Band Makes State Solo and Ensemble Contest!

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 2/20/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Congrats to all of the Performers who competed in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest!


    Bryce Hast, Stephen Craid, Jackson Justus and Justin Wardlow all performed a Class 1 Ensemble, receieved a 1st division rating and advanced to the State round of competition!  Bryce also performed a class 1 solo from Memory and recieved a 1st Division rating.  He'll be performing at state as a solois! 


    Other outstanding achievements were Mackenzie Maxwell, Blaze Vicari, Rebecca Strickling, Elizabeth Infante, Kat Tarr for their Division 1 Ratings.  Congrats to all of the participants in this great year at Solo and Ensemble.  We hope to see many more individuals and ensembles advanced to state next year!

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  • CENTEX Band Recordings Available Here

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 1/30/2017

    Click on the link below and it will take you to the CENTEX website where recordings of the honor band concert are available for listening.  Enjoy!



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  • Congrats to all WMS and WHS Students on their participation at CENTEX!

    Posted by Josh Nowlin on 1/30/2017

    The Whitney Band scored an unprecedented 17 High Schoolers to make the CENTEX Honor Band and 7 Middle Schoolers.  24 TOTAL!  Wow and congratulations to all of these participants for their success.  We hope to see evven more make the band next year!

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  • Note from Mr. Nowlin
    This is wonderfully exciting time for the Whitney Band.  The students in this band never had a marching show quite like this year's marching show. This a state year which means that the band program has a chance to advance to the State Marching Contest in San Antonio.  The show designers are top notch and the show is being completely written from scratch just for the Whitney Band.  With this music, drill and choreography, the students will have a strong shot at making the State Marching Contest and setting a powerful course for the Whitney Band Program.  Though this sounds like a daunting task, I would prefer to literally shoot for the moon and land among the stars with this year's marching show: "Aim for the Stars."  If you haven't seen it on the Facebook page yet, you can see listen to this year's marching show on the school website.  Check it out and see how hard your design team is working for the students of Whitney High School.  Thanks for joining up with the band this year.  Strap in and enjoy the ride!
    Josh Nowlin 
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