Friday's game is Frisco Liberty. Call Time is 3:30. WE leave at 3:45 pm. Dinner will be provided. Dress for Band is Khaki shorts, black belt, black shoes, black socks, band shirt. Color guard will wear black shorts, black belt, band shirt and black shoes.
We will send out a remind text to parents when we are 30 minutes out from Greenville.
Music Memory Deadline for Movement 3-Sept. 22
Football Games Home vs. Carrollton Ranchview 9/10, Football Game Home vs. Ennis 9/17.
Please make payments for fees and dues. 1/2 of dues are due Sept. 28.
Marching Band Rehearsals are 7-8 am Monday-Friday.
Richard Burt has been promoted to Director of Bands for Greenville ISD.
Mr. Burt has been a part of GISD for 16 years. He began his career as the band director for sixth grade at Greenville Intermediate (now Sixth Grade Center). From 2007 to 2018, Mr. Burt served as assistant band director at Greenville High School. In the fall of 2018, he became an assistant principal at KGJ STEM @ Crockett.
Mr. Burt is excited about the opportunity to return to the high school and teach music.
“I am excited to return home to the place I began my teaching journey, and I look forward to empowering students to reach their goals through the love of music,” Mr. Burt said. “I am looking forward to being a part of the ‘Pride’ of Greenville again. Go Lion Pride Band!”
Chief Human Resources Officer Heath Jarvis said the Greenville community will be in for a treat when they listen to the band directed by Mr. Burt.
“Mr. Burt has always been very popular and respected by his students when he was our assistant band director a few years ago. He is an amazing leader, and he will be able to continue the success that our talented Lion Pride Band has had over the past several years,” Mr. Jarvis said. “We are very lucky to have him back in our band program. It will be a lot fun to watch the band perform this upcoming school year.”
Mr. Burt earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in educational administration from Texas A&M-Commerce.
He and his wife Nikki, a former Lion Pride Band Drum Major, have four children.
Important Upcoming Dates
Tuesday April, 6- Pre-UIL at 7:00PM in the GHS Auditorium. Students wear all black.
Synchronous Wednesday, April 7- Mandatory full band rehearsal on from 8:00-9:30AM.
Tuesday, April 13- Mandatory full band rehearsal with TJC Band Director, Jeremy Strickland, as our clinician at 7:30AM.
Synchronous Wednesday, April 14- Mandatory full band rehearsal from 8:00-9:30AM
Wednesday, April 21- UIL at Mesquite Poteet HS. Time TBD
We are happy to introduce the newest addition to the Lion Pride Band Family, Mr. Hunter Langhans!
Hunter Langhans is entering his first year as the Percussion Director for Greenville ISD. Prior to his appointment in Greenville, he served as the Assistant Percussion Director at Grapevine HS. A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Mr. Langhans graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas where he studied under Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, and Michael Drake. While at UNT, Mr. Langhans performed with numerous ensembles including the UNT Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Green Brigade Marching Band, and PASIC champion UNT Snare Ensemble. He was also a snare drummer for the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Langhans has worked for numerous award-winning programs in the North Texas area including Birdville HS, Lovejoy HS, Newman Smith HS, and the WGI Scholastic World Finalist, Burleson Centennial Indoor Drumline. Prior to graduation, Mr. Langhans student taught at Rick Reedy High School and Pioneer Heritage Middle School in Frisco ISD. A current resident of Lewisville, Texas, Mr. Langhans is excited to be joining the Greenville Band Program!
Every participating member of the Lion Pride Marching Band is required by GISD and UIL to have a physical on file before they can participate in any UIL sanctioned activities (ex: Football Games, Marching Contests, etc.)
If you DO NOT have a physical on file with GISD, you will need to complete the GISD Physical Packet as well as the UIL Pre-Physical Evaluation.
If you DO have a physical on file with GISD, you will ONLY need to complete the first page of each form.
You can find the forms under the "Forms & Fees" tab under "High School Band", or click the links below.
Here are our summer practice dates. Please note that these dates are tentative pending any announcements from GISD Administration.
20-24: Drumline Camp - 7:00am-4:400pm
27-31: Full Band Camp - 7:00am-4:00pm
3-7: Full Band Camp - 7:00am-4:00pm
10-14: Full Band Camp - 7:00am-9:30am
Please join us in welcoming our new Assistant Band Director, Samantha Williams!
Ms. Williams will be the Assistant Band Director at Greenville High School. Ms. Williams recently graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with her degree in Music Education. While there, she studied oboe under Natasha Merchant, participated in the Wind Ensemble, and “The Pride” Marching Band as a colorguard member and drum major.
We are excited to have her as the newest piece of the Lion Pride Band Family!
Lion Pride Band Family and Friends,
We would like to congratulate our brand new Drum Majors for the 2020-2021 Lion Pride Band:
We are lucky to have them and are looking forward to a wonderful marching season with these three talented students on the podium!