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Mabank Panther Bands The Pride is Here

 Congratulations to our 2019-2020              Leadership Team!!

Drum Majors-

  • Brooke Smith
  • Jakob Sauve
  • Tenley Orsak

Marching Captains-

 

  • Daniel Burnett

Drill Instructors

  • Clarinets- Ruby Nguyen & Essence Reynolds
  • Flutes- Abigail Yarger
  • Saxophones- Paul Guttuso
  • Trumpets- Trey McKinley & Zeke Flowers
  • Trombone- Tony Guttuso & Nate Trent
  • Baritone- Hayden Elliott & Khristian Bass
  • French Horns- Victoria Cantu & Rachel Spence
  • Tubas- George Young
  • Drumline- Maddi G
  • Pit- Darwin Little 
  • Colorguard- Julia Carruth, Zoe Dyer & Emily Richardson

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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

Charms
  • Charms Log-In information and Instructions: 

    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.

    Online Access:

    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.

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Band Personnel

  • Mr.DuBose
    Jeff DuBose - Director of Bands. Mr. DuBose is a 1978 graduate of Malakoff High School. In High School, Mr. DuBose was Drum Major and a three year member of the TMEA All State Symphonic Band of which he was the Principal Trombone two years. He was also a three year First Division winner at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest and named Outstanding Performer on Trombone his Junior and Senior years. In 1977-78 he was named to the McDonalds All American Band and performed with the Band in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His private teacher in High School was Dr. Neill Humfeld of East Texas State University.

    Mr. DuBose attended the University of Texas at Austin and Graduated in 1983. During his time at UT he was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Trombone Choir and the UT Jazz Orchestra. He was a solo performer with the UT Symphony in 1981 and the Wind Ensemble in 1983. His trombone teacher at UT was Mr. Donald Knaub.

    Mr. DuBose is now working on his 34th year as a Texas High School Band Director and has been a Head Band Director 33 years in Class 2A, 3A and 4A. During that time he has served as an Assistant in Fredericksburg and Head Band Director in Cross Roads, Luling, Industrial, Santa Fe, Flour Bluff and now in Mabank. At Industrial High School, his bands made appearances at the State Marching Contest in 1995, 1997, 1998 and were finalists in 1997. The Industrial Band was also named the TMEA Honor Band Award Winner in 1998 and performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio that same year. They were also ATSSB Outstanding Performance Winner in 1997. Mr. DuBose was named Director of Bands at Santa Fe High School in 1998. The Santa Fe High School Band went on to make the State Marching Contest in 1999 and 2001. As well as U.I.L. Sweepstakes award winners all 3 years. In Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi), the Band was a consistent winner in U.I.L. and in 2006 all six competing bands received a First Division in their U.I.L. Concert Performances. Also in 2006, the Wind Ensemble was named Outstanding Overall Performance at the Big D Classic in Dallas.

    In the Spring of 2006, Mr. DuBose was named Mabank ISD Director of Bands. Since that time the Mabank High School Varsity Band has earned a UIL Sweepstakes Award 5 of the 8 years Mr. DuBose has been their director. The Mabank HS Marching Band was Area Marching Finalist in Class 3A Area B Marching Competition in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In 2007, the Wind Ensemble was awarded an Outstanding Performance Citation through the National Windband Honors Project. Only one other band received this honor in High Schools with 1000 students or less. The Mabank High School Wind Ensemble has received 1st Division Awards in UIL Concert and Sightreading for the past 4 years. Mr. DuBose is married and has two daughters. His wife Nikki is a 4th grade teacher at Cross Roads Elementary.
  • Holder

    Ashley Holder is currently an assistant band director and woodwind instructor at Mabank ISD. Prior to her position at Mabank, Dr. Holder was a graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University. She also taught at the FSU Summer Band Camps from 2013-2018. From 2008-2018, Dr. Holder taught private studios in Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD, Alvin ISD, Pearland ISD, and Leon County Schools with many students placing into Region, Area, and All-State Bands, the Houston Youth Symphony, and earning superior ratings at Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest.

    As a performer, Dr. Holder has performed in the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician in Portugal and Spain. While a student at Florida State University, she was principal in the Florida State Symphony Orchestra and the Florida State Wind Symphony.

    Originally from Santa Fe, TX, in high school Dr. Holder was a three-time TMEA All-State musician, a member of the Houston Youth Symphony, and earned superior ratings at Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest.

    Dr. Holder holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Baylor University, a Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate in Performance from Florida State University. Her primary teachers include Dr. Deborah Bish, Dr. Jonathan Holden, Patrick Meehan, Richard MacDowell, and Dr. Richard Shanley.

  • 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. 

  • Haag

    Mrs.Haag graduated from UT Arlington in 2011 and lived the area for 10 years. Mrs.Haag has student taught and substitute taught in the Arlington and Lewisville area. Mrs.Haag previously taught in Winnsboro ISD as the Assistant Director. Mrs.Haag currently teachs 2nd band at the Junior High, Flutes, French horns, Euphoniums, Trombones, Tubas, and Colorguard.

    She is wonderfully married to her husband of two years. They enjoy cooking, Rock-climbing, board games, and escape rooms. Both Band directors and although we enjoy all types of music; Jazz is our favorite.