100%??="" 0??="" 4??=""> ??="" 44??=""> BRENTWOOD VIKING BANDIt's not just about playing an instrument...it's about creating music! ??="" 421??=""> Welcome to the Brentwood Mighty Viking Band!!  I am looking forward to another successful year making music with the wonderful members of the Viking Band.  Students in Beginning Band will be learning how to play a wind or percussion instrument.  Students in the three 7th & 8th grade bands will be exploring deeper into music, increasing the difficulty level as the year goes by.  Students in Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be competing in UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest in March.  All students will be receving a band handbook the first week of school that will need to be signed and returned before an instrument can be checked out from the school for the student to use.  Things to look forward to in the Viking Band this year include: Region Band Try-outs - October 31st at Conolly MS Winter Band Concert - December 1, 2015 6:00pm at the Fine Arts Theatre Region Band Clinic and Concert - January 15-16, 2016 Brennan HS Pre UIL Concert hearing at the EISD Theatre - February 25, 2016  U.I.L. Concert & Sightreading Contest at the EISD Theatre - March 10, 2016 Solo & Ensemble Contest - May (date TBA) Spring Recruitment Tour - elementary schools Spring Concert at the EISD Theatre - Date TBA Pep Rally's Percussion Performances Festival Performance Trip to ZDT's  It will be a busy year for the Viking Band!  Dates and times of events will be updated ASAP. Band Parent Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday's of each month (unless it occurs on a holiday) at 5:30pm in the Band Hall room 300.   Please mark your calenders and attend to see how you can enhance your child's experience in band.