band festival
     

 

     
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2013
     

 

The Harlandale High School Band Festival is hosted by the Harlandale Band Boosters and Harlandale Band Staff at Harlandale Memorial Stadium. We strive to provide an educational and rewarding experience for all those involved.

CONTEST SITE INFO:

Entry Fee: $225.00

Easy Access to Parking and Warm-up Areas.
Concessions will be available.
Bands compete in FOUR divisions according to UIL classifications
(2A & Below, 3A, 4A and 5A).
Each band will receive a DVD video of their performance and written/taped
comments from 3 Band Judges, 1 Color Guard Judge, and 1 on-field Percussion
Judge.
Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division.
Each classification will have awards for Best Woodwind Line, Best Brass
Line, Best Drumline, Best Drum Major, and Best Guard.

We hope to see you there!!!

MARCHING AND MUSIC JUDGES

BOB HOWARD

BOB HOWARD

     Bob Howard is a native of San Antonio, Texas.  He graduated as a percussionist from South San Antonio High School in 1969. As an Army bandsman from 1970-1973, Mr. Howard attended the Army-Navy School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia and performed as a member of the 5th Army Band stationed at Fort Sam Houston.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. At UTSA, he served for two years as the student conductor of the university’s wind ensemble.   Mr. Howard also played professionally in the San Antonio area

for many years, performing with Moe Bandy, the Al Sturchio Orchestra, the Felix Solis Orchestra, and Tears of Joy among others.

Mr. Howard retired as a band director in 2011. His teaching career included ten years at Randolph High School, four years at Floresville High School, and 17 years at Hondo High School. His bands consistently earned UIL sweepstakes awards, and his marching bands repeatedly earned honors at competitions throughout south and central Texas.
Mr. Howard is a member of the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He is an active UIL judge in both concert and marching, and serves on judging panels for many invitational contests. Mr. Howard also works as a clinician throughout the state.

 

MIKE HOWARD

 

Mike Howard is the Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Jazz Band and Symphonic Band at Vandegrift High School in Leander ISD. Mr. Howard helped open Vandegrift High School in 2009 and is responsible for all woodwind pedagogy as well as the Visual Caption of the Viper Marching Band.  While at Vandegrift, Mr. Howard’s bands have been consistent UIL Sweepstakes Award winners as well as UIL State Marching Finalists, BOA Regional and Super Regional Class Champions and BOA Regional Finalists.

  Before coming to Vandegrift, Mr. Howard taught at James E. Taylor High School in Katy, Texas. As Associate Director of the JE Taylor HS Band his responsibilities included directing the Marching and Jazz Programs, and conducting the Concert Band.  Mr. Howard has also served on the instructional staff for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and the Cedar Park High School Band in Cedar Park, TX.  Aside from his responsibilities teaching the Vandegrift High School Band, Mr. Howard is an active Leadership and Marching Clinician with SASI. For the past 10 years, Mr. Howard has toured the state numerous times as a lead facilitator of the nationally recognized SASI Student Leadership Team. With SASI, he has the opportunity to work with band students from around the state in Leadership Development and Marching Skills. As a performer, Mr. Howard has performed with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and the Austin Lyric Opera. Mr. Howard graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Suma Cum Laude, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He lives in Cedar Park with his wife Amber, his daughter, Madison and his son, Justin.

 

CHARLES KEUNTZ

 

Currently in his 33rd year of teaching music, Charles Kuentz teaches music education courses which include supervising student teachers for the UTSA College of Education and Human Development. 

Mr. Kuentz completed his undergraduate work at the University of Houston, where he participated in performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Eddie Green and Dr. Bill Moffit.
His graduate work in Music Education was completed at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he studied conducting with Dr. Robert Rustowicz. 
Before becoming a member of the adjunct faculty at UTSA, Mr. Kuentz taught in the Northside I.S.D. for 21 years, of which 18 were Director of Bands at Tom C. Clark High School. Throughout his public school career, Mr. Kuentz has consistently produced award winning ensembles in many different genres, including concert, marching and jazz. He is an active member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association (TMAA), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA). Mr. Kuentz is also an active music mentor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Central and South Texas Area. 

 

ON-FIELD PERCUSSION JUDGE

JORDAN STERN

 

Jordan Stern is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in the North East ISD.  Prior to his hire at Johnson, Jordan helped to open William Brennan High School in the Northside ISD  in 2010.  While at Brennan HS, Mr. Stern led the Symphonic Band to consistent Sweepstakes ratings, and developed the percussion program into one of the premier units in the San Antonio area.

Mr. Stern received his education at Texas State University, where he earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Percussion Performance and Music Education and graduated with honors. 

At Texas State, Jordan was a very active performer as a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum Band and Bobcat Marching Band.  Mr. Stern also performed with the Texas State Symphonic Band as a clarinetist.  Mr. Stern was a member of the PASIC Drumline at Texas State, where he was part of 2 front ensembles that received outstanding caption awards.

In the summer of 2002, Mr. Stern toured the country as part of the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, where he was a member of the front ensemble.  In the summers of 2003 and 2004, Mr. Stern studied at the International Festival Institute at Roundtop, where he performed extensively with the Texas Festival Orchestra, and various chamber music groups.  In the summer of 2005, Mr. Stern participated in the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival presented by the University of Houston. Mr. Stern has also performed as a substitute percussionist with the Austin Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra.  Mr. Stern also performed as part of the Heart of Texas Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Mark Rogers.

Mr. Stern has studied percussion with Tony Edwards, Matthew Strauss, Genaro Gonzalez and Thomas Burritt.  In addition, he has studied clarinet with Stephen Girko and bassoon with Daris Word Hale, as well as conducting and score study with Dr. Robert Rustowicz and Dr. Mark Rogers.  

Mr. Stern taught private lessons in the San Antonio area for 5 years, in which time 7 of his students were placed in the All-State Band, and 5 of his students received outstanding performer awards at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition.  In addition, 3 of Mr. Stern’s students won the High School Marimba Competition at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.  Students of Mr. Stern have gone on to study music at such prestigious institutions as The Eastman School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Florida State University and the University of Texas.

Mr. Stern also taught at Winston Churchill High School, where he instructed the front ensemble.  At Churchill, Mr. Stern was proud to have been a part of coaching the students to finals performances at Bands of America Grand National Championships, UIL 5A State Championships and Winter Guard International World Class Percussion Finals.  Mr. Stern also taught the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008, where he was in charge of the front ensemble.

Mr. Stern is an active arranger and composer, writing for both percussion and wind band.  Mr. Stern’s percussion arrangements have been featured on the field by Winston Churchill High School, Ronald Reagan High School and Cedar Park High School.  At Brennan High School, Mr. Stern arranged the percussion for the fall marching show every year, and arranged the wind parts in 2011 and 2013.  Also, Mr. Stern composed original music for the Indoor Drumline in 2011 and 2012, in addition to composing the Alma Mater and Fight Song.  In 2013, Jordan Stern will be the Front Ensemble Arranger for Johnson HS.  

In 2011, Jordan was honored to receive the First Year Educator of the Year Award from Brennan High School, and was a finalist for NISD First Year Educator of the Year.  Jordan was also named as an honoree by 2 Winston Churchill students at the Summa Awards ceremony, in 2008 and 2010. 

 

COLORGUARD AND DRUM MAJOR JUDGE

ALBERT RIOJAS

 

 
 
   
   

 

CONTEST SITE INFO:

Entry Fee: $225.00

Easy Access to Parking and Warm-up Areas.
Concessions will be available.
Bands compete in FOUR divisions according to UIL classifications
(2A & Below, 3A, 4A and 5A).
Each band will receive a DVD video of their performance and written/taped
comments from 3 Band Judges, 1 Color Guard Judge, and 1 on-field Percussion
Judge.
Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division.
Each classification will have awards for Best Woodwind Line, Best Brass
Line, Best Drumline, Best Drum Major, and Best Guard.

We hope to see you there!!!


   
     
     
     
 

 

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