Upcoming Events:

Woodwinds/Brass – MONDAY Evenings

July 8th, 15th - Monday evening indoor rehearsals and conditioning:  

  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Indoor Playing rehearsal (Brass/Woodwinds) Full Band
  • 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. – Physical Conditioning – wear appropriate clothing

Color guard, Drum line & Front Ensemble

July 15th – 19th – 7:00 – 3:00 p.m. -Color guard/Drumline/Front Ensemble Camp

BAND FEES – see below - You can pay fees in CHARM'S using Paypal

All students will incur the following expenses for marching band. The band fee schedule is as follows for students in the NHS  Band:

$100.00 – Due by June 5th

$75.00 – Due on August 1st (Band Registration/Supply Night)

$75.00 – Due on September 27th

$75.00 – Due by October 25th 



Each student will be required to purchase certain supplies necessary for this activity.  Returning band members may already own many of the required supplies, but may need to replace worn or items that no longer fit properly.  Items will be available for purchase at the Band Registration from our vendors on Thursday, August 1st 

MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL ESSENTIALS- Dress comfortably (this is not a beauty contest), Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Insulated Water Jug. Marching Shoes (no sandals, no boots, this will be enforced), Hat, Shorts. Students are NOT to wear Jeans to ANY marching rehearsal.          

ABSENTEEISM - It is crucial that we have EVERYONE at every rehearsal. The entire group suffers when people miss. Any student who currently knows that he/she will miss ANY part of summer band needs to contact Mr. Boulet by email before the end of the school year, please include an explanation.

Any student who misses all or part of summer band will start the marching season as a shadow.  Shadows will be provided opportunities to work their way into the show as the year progresses. A band director needs to be notified in advance of any absence. This policy needs to continue once school has begun.  Examples of excused absences are: illness, family emergency, death of a family member.  Examples of unexcused absences are: doctor/dentist appointments, work, unable to find a ride, non-school related events. DO NOT SCHEDULE DOCTOR/DENTIST APPOINTMENT DURING A REHEARSAL


Oversleeping is not an excuse!  Even if it is your ride’s fault, this is an unexcused tardy. Set multiple alarms if this is an issue for you or your child.


2019 Marching Band Contests/Rehearsals (SATURDAYS)

1.     Saturday, September 28th – Stadium Rehearsal

2.     Saturday, October 5th – Burleson Marching Contest

3.     Saturday, October 12th  – Desoto Marching Contest

4.     Saturday, October 19th     – UIL Marching Contest – NISD Stadium

5.     Saturday, October 26th  – UIL Area Marching Contest


2019 Football Schedule





Aug 30

Little Elm

Lobo Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sept 6

McKinney North

NISD Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sept 12 (Thurs)


GCISD Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sept 20


Bearcat Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Sept 27


NISD Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Oct 3 (Thurs)

Eastern Hills

Clark Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Oct 10 (Thurs)

OD Wyatt

Clark Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Oct 18 Homecoming


NISD Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Oct 25

Open - No Game

Oct 31 (Thurs)


Handley Stadium

7:00 p.m.

Nov 7 (Thurs) Senior Night


NISD Stadium

7:00 p.m.





2019-2020 Northwest HS Bands – August Summer Band Camp

This is when we start learning our competition show.  We must have everyone present.  Do not take family vacations during this time. 

August 1st - Supply Order/Registration Night 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. (Thursday Evening in the band hall) - Bell’s Music and Bandmans will here to take of all supplies needed. Must have 2nd fee paid by this date.


July 31st and August 1st - WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY (Everyone)

¡  7:00 – 11:00 a.m. - outside marching/drill rehearsal

¡  11:00 - 12:30 - students are dismissed. Students can either eat lunch on campus or leave. Directors are not available to supervise

¡  12:30 - 3:00 p.m. - indoor playing sectionals



¡  7:00 – 11:00 a.m. - outside marching/drill rehearsal


August 5th– 7th FULL Band Camp – MONDAY – WEDNESDAY (Everyone)

¡  7:00 – 11:00 a.m. - outside marching/drill rehearsal

¡  11:00 - 12:30 - students are dismissed. Students can either eat lunch on campus or leave. Directors are not available to supervise

¡  12:30 - 3:00 p.m. - indoor playing All Region sectionals


August 8th -9th – FULL Band Camp – (Everyone)

¡  5:20 - 6:00 p.m. - indoor playing rehearsal

¡  6:00 - 8:20 p.m. - outside marching/drill rehearsal


August 12th -16th – FULL EVENING Band Camp – (Everyone)

¡  5:20 - 6:00 p.m. - indoor playing rehearsal

¡  6:00 - 8:20 p.m. - outside marching/drill rehearsal

Friday the 16th will be a performance and ice cream social at 8:oo p.m. in the practice lot


August 19th – MONDAY – Meet the Texans 5:00 – 6:00 p.m - in the NHS Gym

  • Meet at 4:40 p.m. in the band hall.  Attire is Show shirt, (NOT Black Band Shirt) shorts and athletic shoes.

New for next year - Required physicals

UIL has adopted the following guidelines for pre-participation in marching band.  This new policy takes effect on August 1st, 2019.

C&CR Section 1105:

Marching Band Pre- Participation physical examination. A physical examination signed by a physician, a physicians assistant  licensed by a state board of physician assistant examiners, a registered nurse recognized as an advanced practice nurse by the board of nurse examiners or a doctor of chiropractic is required. Standardized pre-participation physical examination forms, available from the UIL office and authorized by the UIL medical advisory committee, are required.