Upcoming 2023 Band Events
-May 8-12 & 15-19: Percussion Prep Days
-July 24-28 (9:00-12:00 &1:00-4:00): Percussion/Color Guard Camp @ HS Band Hall
-July 31: Summer Band/Full Band (7:00 AM-3:00 PM Daily)
-Aug 1-4: Summer Band/Full Band (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Daily)
-Aug 7-11: Summer Band/Full Band (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Daily)
-Aug 11: Mandatory Student/Parent Meeting/Booster Kick-Off (4:30 PM @ HS Band Hall)
-Aug 14-15: Summer Band/Full Band (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Daily)
Aug 16: 1st Day of school (NO morning band)
Aug 17: Morning rehearsals start (Daily/Monday-Friday)
You can now follow the band on Twitter & Facebook for any schedule changes, events & pictures of this coming year!
Twitter Handle- @MabankBand
Facebook- Mabank HS Band Boosters
Each member of the MISD Band has a band student activity account through the band office. Governed by the Band Department, MISD, and U.I.L., this account is used for all student-related purchases and ordering transactions of band materials, instrument repair, and accessories, as well as band trips. Students and parents are responsible for keeping each student account “in the black” through band fundraising events or cash/check payments. According to U.I.L., money that is earned through band fundraisers cannot be paid directly to the student or parent. The money is issued to each individual student account to be used on that student’s behalf only. Money cannot be transferred from one student to another except where siblings are concerned. Seniors must reconcile their accounts prior to graduation. Upon a student’s graduation, positive remaining account balances will be transferred to sibling band members.
For account deposits, please write checks to: Mabank Band.
For special needs, payment plans, and account information, contact the band office. The band office oversees the student accounts, and receipts are written for each financial transaction. Periodically, the band office will mail account statements home to parents to help keep them informed of the status of their student’s account.
CHARMS – MISD Band Department currently uses an internet-based program called CHARMS. Charms allows the directors a way to organize student finances and other information. Along with the director advantages, this program provides parents the opportunity to review the band calendar, obtain current band information (including this handbook), and review their child’s student activity account. To access this information:
Go to www.charmsoffice.com and click on “Parents”
For the school login enter:
“mabankhsb” for high school
“mabankmsb” for junior high or intermediate
Your password is your child’s lunch code.
After reaching this point, you can view your child’s account and other pertinent information.
Brooks Tarkington is the Director of Percussion at Mabank ISD. He is a 2012 graduate of Northwestern State University in Louisiana where he participated in the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, Wind Symphony, and Percussion Ensemble each year. Mr. Tarkington began his career in the Longview, Texas area where he taught lessons and percussion classes for several school districts until he became the Percussion Director for Pine Tree ISD. Immediately prior to working for Mabank ISD, he was a private lessons teacher for Plano ISD and the Percussion Instructor of Shepton High School and an assistant percussion instructor at Plano West Senior High.
Outside of teaching music, Mr. Tarkington plays guitar in his band Tetrafusion for which he has written and recorded four albums. He also enjoys cooking and baking as much as possible, especially when it's not marching season.
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