Website last updated April 23rd, 2018

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The Itineraries for UIL Contests can be downloaded 
and viewed by clicking the respective links below.


The Spring Calendar has been updated!
Please visit the new Calendar of events by clicking the link on the left.

Dear Franklin Band Family,
We have had a busy past two weekends! Thanks to all who helped in whatever capacity! We cannot do anything around here without your help!

At the EPISD Festival this past Saturday, we were very successful. Everyone I talked with were very grateful to the parents and students that helped work the show! Mr. Castilo, Interim Director of Fine Arts was very appreciative of all the help we provided. I think we will be hosting this event in the future!

Big Thanks to the following: Mrs Dorsey, Mrs. Teixeira, Mr. Perales and all their team members for working above and beyond to make the event such a success. I do not have final numbers from the concession stand but I bet they will be very encouraging!! Thank you again!!

Okay, different schedule this week!

Wednesday, PSAT and SAT Test will be given that day during class time. WE WILL STILL HAVE 6:45 A.M. REHEARSAL THAT DAY!

Thursday, football game at the SAC. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. We will leave FHS at 5:00 p.m. Students need to be here at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, we will NOT have 6:45 a.m. practice. we WILL have rehearsal Friday after school, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, UIL Marching Band Contest, at the SAC. We perform at 6:00 p.m. Students need to be here at 2:30 p.m.

Thanks again for all you do for the STAR OF THE WEST BAND!!


Friendly Reminders
NEW Schedules!

Please click here for the latest Calendar of Events
The Calendar page has been updated. 

VIP Sign-up is now on line

If you would like to volunteer you must fill out the EPISD Online form.

My Fair Share Contract PDF Click here

Band-A-Thon Pledge form Click here

You can download the current Bylaws by clicking here.

PENDING for 2017-2018
Download the latest handbook for 2015 - 2016 season

Please download the following, sign and turn in:

 Eligibility Notes
Please use the strategies included on this PDF
Please download and print the Newest Eligibility Dates PDF.
Feel free to contact us here in the band room if you have any questions.
We all want to work toward the continued success of all our Star of the West Band members.
Mr. Beach and Mr. Allen

 Booster Notes


To participate in Band Activities students must meet the standards set by the EPISD.  Students who have a grade of 69 or lower in a class may not perform with the band until they average a passing grade (70) or higher in all classes.  A student's ineligibility to perform with the band, has a negative impact on the individual and collective effort of the ensemble.

We encourage that Parents track their child's academic progress using the PARENT PORTAL, to ensure the participation of all students in band activities.

The PARENT PORTAL is at:  Once in the site, click on 'Notifications' and set when you want system-originated messages about your child's attendance, daily assignment grades, as well as current grading cycle averages. This action will help you identify possible problems by receiving notifications if your child's grades drop below the average you choose.

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