THE BUCCANEER BAND EXPERIENCE!
The Blinn College Buccaneer Band offers students an excellent opportunity to use their musical talents and, at the same time, enjoy the rewarding experience of being in a group of people with like interests. Music majors and non music majors alike participate in the marching band, the concert band, and the jazz band. Of the 125 Blinn band members, about 15 percent are actual music majors. Fifty high schools ranging from Class 1A to Class 5A are represented in the Buccaneer band.
Auditions for musicians and the flag corps are held in the spring. Instrumentalists should prepare selections demonstrating musical ability such as region tryout material or UIL solo repertoire. Flags should prepare a representative routine demonstrating a variety of flag choreography. Auditions for the upcoming school year may be made by appointment and audition information/forms can be viewed/printed by clicking here. To schedule an audition and/or receive additional information, contact Harry Blake 979) 830-4652 or download audition form.
Substantial scholarships are still available to qualified musicians, especially tuba, trumpet and horn, through auditions and upon recommendation of the applicant's high school band director. Scholarships are equally available to non music major and music majors. To schedule an audition and/or receive additional information, contact Harry Blake, director of bands (979) 830-4652 or Larry Campbell, fine arts chair (979) 830-4260.
The Buccaneer Band is active throughout the year appearing at half-time shows during the football season, exhibition performances as guest college band at regional and area UIL marching band contests, campus concerts, and a concert tour each spring. The band also hosts and performs at the annual Buccaneer Marching Band Festival during the fall semester. The Buccaneer Band is part of the Blinn College music department which offers other musical outlets to students such as Chorus, Piano Study, Vocal Study, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble.
Concert and marching bands rehears Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with one fifty-minute section rehearsal weekly. The Jazz Band rehearses Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. All groups adhere to this schedule.
For scholarship information and audition dates, e-mail your name, address and telephone number to faculty listed below.