Our Program

The Melissa Band Program was started in 2005.  Over the past 12 years, the program has become one of the premier band programs in the State of Texas.  It has reached the Texas State Marching Contest 2 times in the last 4 years, it has received numerous UIL Sweepstakes awards, Best in Class Awards, Best Percussion, Best Colorguard, NTCA Percussion Championship, NTCA Colorguard Silver Medalist, NTCA Percussion Medalist and numerous Students making All Region, All Area and All State Bands.  The Melissa Band Program prides itself in holding the students to high expectations throughout the year just not musically, but to make life long learners and lovers of music.


Our Mission

The purpose of the Melissa Independent School District’s Band Program is to support the Melissa ISD vision of empowering ALL students to reach their utmost potential to achieve excellence and life-long success. The Melissa ISD Band Program will empower learners to develop their creativity in all aspects of their lives and to become life-long contributors to the local and global community through the arts.

2016-2017 Student Leadership Team

Head Drum Major - Kealey Poole 

1st Assistant Drum Major - Aaron McClean

2nd Assistant Drum Major - Jacob Gallimore

Flutes: Kayla Galbreath, Caitlin Griset

Clarinet: Mikah Inge

Saxophones: Nicole Kasson, Clayton Ashley

French Horns: Verah Banasky, Seth Russell

Trumpet: Grant Spurgin, Tyler Wilson

Trombone: Caeleb Fender, Cale Hayes

Baritone: Nathan Serna

Tuba: Grant Kemnitz

Percussion: Captain - Aaron Vaughan

Section Leaders: Collin Caldwell, Mary Margaret Jordan, Danielle Mitchell

Guard Captain - Katerley Wilson

Lt. Captain - Layne Kemnitz