Fine Arts Academy

Instrumental Music: Band

The McCallum High School Band program is highly respected throughout the state on the concert stage as well as on the marching field. The MAC BAND is a consistent UIL (University Interscholastic League) Sweepstakes Trophy winner (1st Divisions in Marching, Concert and Sightreading) and has been awarded Grand Champion in numerous concert festivals throughout the United States. Their 2016 performance at Carnegie Hall marked their sixth concert appearance at this most prestigious concert hall in New York City.  

McCallum High School is THE 2015 National GRAMMY Signature School, recognized by the GRAMMY Foundation as the top music education high school in the United States.

Major State and National Recognitions

  • 2004 TMEA State Honor Band Finalist
  • 2005 UIL State Marching Contest
  • 2007 Midwest International “Knights of Steel” Performance
  • 2012 Midwest International “Knights of Steel” Performance
  • 2014 TMEA State Honor Band Finalist
  • 2015 Percussion Arts Society International Ensemble Winner
  • 2016 TMEA State Honor Band Finalist
  • 2016 National Winner—National Wind Band Contest
  • 2017 Texas Color Guard Circuit East Championships Finalist–Novice
  • 2018 TMEA State Honor Band Finalist

(Click here for Band Major curriculum reqs.)

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Nelson, Carol
Teacher-Fine Arts, Director of Band and Jazz Band), Department Co-Chair Fine Arts

Band Hall (FA-5)

Ehlers, Matt
Teacher-Fine Arts (Associate Director of Bands, Symphonic Band Director, Knights of Steel Director)

FA-4 (Band Hall), FA-5

Rudy, Jeff
Associate Director of Bands, Swimming Coach (Boys & Girls, Varsity)

Band Hall (FA-5), Piano Lab (FA-1)

Travis, Zach
Associate Director of Bands

FA-4 (Band Hall)

Mac Band Hotline: (512) 448-8900, mailbox 3694 

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