The "Golden Roar"

McMillen High School is a 9th-10th grade school located on the East side of Plano ISD. As part of the East Cluster school alignment, the feeder pattern consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, McMillen HS, and Plano East SH. Band classes start at Armstrong and Murphy Middle Schools in a homogeneous setting. As students progress into 7th and 8th grade, band classes change to a heterogeneous setting with emphasis on individual and ensemble instrument playing skills. In the McMillen Band, we continue developing these skills at higher levels through the performance of a variety of music.

 

The McMillen Band welcomes any and all instrumental musicians who participated in their respective middle school band programs. At 130 members strong, the McMillen Band is the largest organization on campus. Our school year begins August 1st with the start of Summer Band Camp. This is our opportunity to learn all of our basic marching band techniques; attendance is paramount. All students enrolled in band at McMillen High School are automatically members of the "Golden Roar" marching band. The band also participates in other performance settings including: two to three school band concerts, select school functions, chamber music, All-state auditions (Region Band), the Solo & Ensemble Festival, Concert & Sight Reading Contest, and many others. Our goal is to expose our students to as many and as large a variety of musical experiences as possible.

 

The McMillen Band program cannot function without the help and support of the McMillen Band Boosters. With the combined effort from our member's families, this support group provides extensive and incredible help to the band and directors.

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