The LBJ Jaguar Band is rich in tradition and highly respected as one of the finest bands in Texas! We are a multi-faceted organization, boasting a superb marching band, three exciting concert bands, two incredible jazz bands, a dynamic colorguard/winterguard, and a precision-driven percussion group.
The band is made up of students from both LBJ and LASA high schools. This proud program has represented Texas in places as far away as New York City, Hawaii, London, Paris, and Beijing, and has won top festival awards in 6 different states.
The LBJ Jaguar Band will be traveling to New Orleans this coming Spring Break 2015 for our annual band trip. For information on signing up, please contact band parent Edna Reyes. The last day to sign up is August 25.
Have questions about the LBJ Band? Please contact our band board president, Eric Metcalf and he’ll be glad to help.
Capital City Marching Festival
The Capital City Marching Festival is one of the major fundraisers for the LBJ Band. This year, it will be on Saturday, October 4 at the Toney Burger Center. For more information, please visit the Cap City Website.
Freshmen and New Marchers
Time is often stated as one of the largest concerns when deciding whether to join the marching band. If this describes you, or if for any other reason you are unsure about joining the marching band, please read these four letters written by current and former LBJ Band students.
- Dr. Darrick Chang, Harvard Graduate, (LBJ Band Graduate 1998)
- Lorna Min, LASA Graduate Honors Student, (LBJ Band Graduate 2013)
- Keivaun Waugh, (LBJ Band Graduate 2014)
- Dr. John Powers, Harvard Medical School Professor, (LBJ Band Graduate 1992)
Please also watch this talk from band dad Mr. Hal Weiner where he discusses the rewards that come with being in the band:
The marching band is an integral part of the total band experience at LBJ and LASA. Marching band members earn P.E. credit in the fall and fine arts credit in the spring. Marching band members must be enrolled in a band class and take an active part in all marching events.
The high energy, visual impact section for the marching band is the colorguard. Choreographed movements with flag, rifle, and sabre accentuate the beautiful music and drill designs of the band.The colorguard is made up of male and female members and works closely with the marching band to produce exciting, competitive, and stunning performances on the football field.
Percussion includes the non-marching PIT section (timpani, marimbas, and xylophones) and the DRUMLINE section (bass, snare, and tenor drums). Percussion members also participate in various competitions, including the prestigious Lone Star competition in Dallas. LBJ Jaguar Band percussion has consistently placed in the top five at this event.
For more information on how you can become a part of the LASA/LBJ High School percussion, please contact Dr. Christopher Lizak.
There are three jazz groups at LBJ/LASA: the Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble and the smaller Jazz Combo. LBJ/LASA has won a multitude of awards at jazz competitions and festivals. Balancing academics and performance, jazz students are committed to keeping these bands sounding great! The jazz bands have numerous gigs each year, including Capital City Marching Festival and the AISD Jazz and Pops Concert. Jazz director Ponder East, an established jazz musician in his own right, brings in talented guest musicians to bolster jazz education.