Page last updated October 20th, 2014

The FHS Band Boosters are offering Photo Packages to all Band Members.  Several images will be taken of the same pose and the most flattering of those poses will be picked by the band student or parent. Band Students can get their picture taken by scheduling a time with Melissa Hayward. Please contact her via email at to schedule a time. Picture dates are Wednesday October 29th from 1pm - 6pm and Saturday November 1st from 8am - 12pm. Appointments are divided in 10 minute increments. Package descriptions and pricing can be downloaded here. Please use this form to order your package. Drop off the form with your full payment  in the purple mail box by Tuesday the 28th. This is a FHS Band Booster Fundraiser and all money raised will go to the Band's General fund.  Photos will be taken by Rudy Torres. Thank you for supporting the FHS Star of the West Band.

Some Dates to Remember
October 25th Game at Sun Bowl and UIL AREA Competition at the SAC
October 31st Game vs El Dorado - Senior Night
November 6th Game at Eastwood

**** Marching Schedules and Itinerary Updated ****
For October 25th CLICK HERE

2014 -2015 Important Schedules and Contract

Please click on the links below to download the PDF's

Set Up and Track Your Student Account in Charms!


Dear Band Families,


It is a requirement that you log into the new Charms data system the band has implemented.  You may do so at  School code is: fhsstarband, Password is your student’s school assigned ID number.  Please change the password after you log in.  Click here to view and download a “How To” document to assist you with the registration process.


Charms has many wonderful features including the ability to track the funds in your student’s account.  Please take the time to log in at your earliest convenience to complete your student’s information as well as parent/guardian contact information.  This information is critical for the band directors to access so it is imperative that you do so before the school year begins on August 25th! 


Don’t forget to download the handy Charms app in Google Playstore or iTunes! 


If you have questions or issues with the registration process, please email Student Account Treasurer, Georgette Lopez at, or General Account Treasurer, Janet Estrada at  Thank you.

For more information about My Fair Share and to download this years contract please click on the My Fair & Budget link in the Information section located in the left section on this page.

Pre-Game Meals information - Click Here

You can download the current Bylaws by clicking here.

Download the latest handbook for 2014 - 2015 season

Please download the following, sign and turn in:

 Eligibility Notes
Please use the strategies included on this PDF
Please download and print the latest 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.

If you would like to be added to the email list please send a request to: