•  Join the largest school organization in Duncanville! 

    Beginner Band Enrollment Form: JOIN BAND! (<--Click link) 

    The Duncanville Band Program is one of the premier programs in the state of Texas. The middle schools consistently earn superior ratings at UIL contest and festivals along with earning recognition in the Texas State Honor Band Contest and the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Competition. The DHS Band’s winning tradition extends across four decades earning recognition in the most prestigious accolades. The most recent honor is being the 2019 Exemplary High School Band for Texas.


    Dear Fifth Grade Parents/Guardians:

    Your child has recently been tested and evaluated for participation in the Duncanville ISD Band Program. A musical progress survey was given to all 5th graders to help determine each student’s current achievement level in music.

    Please fill out and submit the beginner band enrollment form in order to sign up your child for band next year. Students who submit this form will be interviewed and evaluated by a director to select an appropriate instrument. 6th grade is the only grade in which we offer beginner band.

    We hope that you will consider this opportunity carefully and read this information. Band provides many experiences that help to instill self discipline , cooperation and teamwork for all students involved. Participation in a performing art, such as band, has been recognized by the College Board as one of the key factors in promoting achievement geared toward college entrance.


    David Brandon, Director of Bands

    Beginner Band Enrollment Form: JOIN BAND! (<--Click link)

    Enrollment form QR Code

Why join Band?

  • Scientific research has proven that musical training:

    ✧ Builds intellectual skills.

    ✧ Increases spatial-temporal intelligence.

    ✧ Raises IQs and proficiency scores.

    ✧ Improves memory and creativity.

    ✧ As a result, children who play a musical instrument do better on average in school than those who don’t.


    ✧ Walt Disney World

    ✧ Corpus Christi

    ✧ San Antonio

    ✧ Hurricane Harbor

    ✧ Alley Cats

    ✧ Ellen’s Amusement Center

    ✧ Beach Within Reach and other popular festivals

    ✧ Dallas Meyerson Symphony Center



What will you play!?

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    Visit Be Part of the Band. Watch students and parents talk about why you should join band.

    Be Part of the Band (<-- Click link) Listen to each instrument in the band and learn the benefits of participating in band.



  • I want to sign up for band, but I don’t know how to play an instrument. Can I be in band?

    Most beginners have never played a wind or percussion instrument before. Beginning band is designed to teach you everything you need to know to play an instrument and be in a performing band.

    There are many things I want to do. Can I be in band and other school activities?

    Band kids are involved kids. We encourage our students to do a variety of activities. Since the majority of learning in band occurs during the school day in 6th grade, conflicts rarely arise.

    What instruments are available?

    Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion. 

    Duncanville ISD Beginner Band Enrollment Form 2020-2021

    Beginner Band Enrollment Form: JOIN BAND! (<--Click link)

    Questions? CONTACT US!

    Brandenburg / Reed:

    Michelle Hanegan

    (972) 708-3556

    Daniel / Byrd:

    Russell Porter

    (972) 708-3468

    Hardin / Kennemer / STEAM:

    Lucy Pascasio

    (972) 708-3681

    “MUSIC has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the SOUL, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the YOUNG must be directed to music and must be EDUCATED in it.” ~Aristotle