Tuesday, June 5, 2018

2017-2018 Awards

Arbor Creek MS Eagle Band (6th grade Beginner Band)
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at McKinney Boyd HS Peak Festival
Superior 1st division rating from NRH2O

Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Sarah Dempsky
Medal of Freedom - Barrett, Heroes Triumphant – Owens, Japanese Pictures - Mixon
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading

La Madre de los Gatos - Beck, Blue Ridge Reel – Balmages, Japanese Pictures - Mixon
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UNT Murchison Peak Festival

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Rylon Guidry
Mozartesque March - Takahashi, Sheltering Sky - Mackey, Vesuvius - Ticheli
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading
Best in Class 1st Runner Up, Beach Within Reach
*Performer at The 71st Annual Midwest Clinic

Arbor Creek MS Jazz Band
Superior 1st division rating & GRAND CHAMPION from NRH2O

Individual Honors
51 Students in the LISD All-District Band in 2017
64 Students in the Region 2 All-Region Band in 2017
LISD Outstanding Ensembles: Bassoon Quartet, Casey & Eloy Trumpet Duet, Trombone Ensemble, Low Brass Ensemble
LISD Outstanding Soloists: D’Marco DeLeon/oboe, Dylan Castillo/trombone, Ian Boggs/trombone, Casey Ivanoff/trumpet, David Vazquez/trumpet, Eloy Trevino/trumpet, Neel Vavilapalli/tuba

Thursday, January 4, 2018


5th Grade Students & Parents!
  1. Make BAND your #1 elective choice on schedule signup.
  2. Schedule an appointment to try the instruments:
    • Email Mr. Guidry - guidryr@lisd.net
  3. Visit our "Future Members" section above to learn about which instruments you may be best fitted for. You can also read about the ACMS Band Program as a whole (click here).
  4. Fill out & return the Student Information Sheet (click here) when you come to your appointment.
  5. Have questions about your appointment & what's next? We answer most of them here: FAQ (click here)
  6. After you've completed the above steps, make sure you come to our instrument & supply drive on Tuesday, May 29 in the ACMS Cafeteria. Times for each elementary school are listed on the FAQ document.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Midwest Clinic - CHICAGO!

The Honors Band & guest conductors before our performance.

 Directors & guest conductors.

 Honors Band warming up on stage before the performance.

 Our (picture of our) professional picture.

 The bean in Millennium Park!

 The end of the performance!

 Hard Rock Cafe breakfast.

The 71st annual Midwest Clinic - over 17,000 in attendance!