The Honor Band is the top band and the pride of Null Middle School. They perform at several events throughout the school year, as well as various band contests. The Honors Band has received the coveted UIL Sweepstakes award for several years in a row, as well as Superior ratings at numerous band festivals around the state of Texas.
Expectations of Honors Band students:
- Attend all rehearsals
During most of the year, these students will have to stay once a week for band practice. This is a major part of their grade and their membership in the honors band.
- Practice on your own time
Band rehearsal during class and after school are not the time for a student to learn their part, but rather a time for students to learn how to make their parts sound great when played all together. For this reason, students need to spend at least 15-30 minutes a day practicing their music and learning their parts. You will be taught any new material in class, but parts that are just hard to learn need repetition at home. Please do not slow down rehearsal for the whole band because you did not learn your part.
- Pass your classes!
Because of the high number of performances and contests we attend, honors band students are expected to pass all classes with a 70 or higher in order to legally be eligible to attend.
- Have a great attitude
Honors band is very fun, very rewarding, and also very tough. We learn music that is a lot harder than the other classes, and we have to learn at a lot faster pace. You must have a “can do” attitude and have excellent rehearsal etiquette so that we can accomplish everything we need to do in a day’s work.