High School - Band (The Blue Brigade)
Director, Randy Kiser
Drum Major: Jenny Kim
Assistant Drum Major: Rebecca Heaton
Concert and Sight Reading Contest was held in Gladewater on March 2, 2017, and in keeping with "tradition," both Spring Hill bands earned straight 1s!
Congratulations to The Blue Brigade on their successful marching season, finishing 5th at the State Marching Band Contest! Read Superintendent Snell's SHISD Mid-Week Message dedicated to our students, directors, parents, and fans of the Blue Brigade.
On October 29, Area Marching Band Contest was held at SFA, and The Blue Brigade once again earned a spot in the 4A UIL State Marching Band Contest which was held on November 7 in San Antonio. At State, the band's program titled "Kobayashi Maru" qualified them as finalists for the first time in school history, ending their 2016 contest run as the 5th ranked band in the state. (Kobayashi Maru is a Star Trek reference regarding no-win scenarios, as the Blue Brigade was marching against all odds as a military band competing against corps bands with expensive props and pageantry.) Go BLUE BRIGADE!
NAMMB held its annual contest on November 5, and The Blue Brigade was awarded first place in class 4A. The National Association of Military Marching Bands recognizes the importance and rich heritage and precision of the military marching style, and it affirms to promote and preserve that style of performance among marching bands in America.
The Blue Brigade earned their 16th consecutive 1st division rating at UIL Marching contest in Mt. Pleasant on October 18. All three judges awarded the band a first division rating and complimented the band on their strong playing ability, consistent marching fundamentals and a visually interesting drill design.
2015-16 School Year
2016 Spring Band Concert in L.L. Williamson Auditorium on May 5
Concert and Sight Reading Contest was held in Gladewater on March 3, 2016, and in true Spring Hill tradition, both Spring Hill bands earned straight 1s!
The symphonic band performed two Christmas songs at the annual Senior Citizen's Christmas Luncheon and Program, held on December 9.
The 2015 Longview Christmas Parade was held on December 3, and The Blue Brigade marched 77th, as they reprised "Hometown Boy" from this year's halftime show.
The Blue Brigade once again earned straight 1s from the judges at the UIL Marching Contest held on October 13, at Mt. Pleasant. On October 31, the Blue Brigade traveled to Carthage to participate in the NAMMB contest, where they earned a Superior rating.
2014-2015 School Year
Spring Hill hosted the 2015 UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest on March 5, 2015. Both Spring Hill bands, varsity and sub-varsity, earned straight 1s, giving SH Sweepstakes honors!
On February 20, many band members competed in UIL Solo & Ensemble. Ensembles and individuals who earned 1s at this competition will compete at the State level in May. Good luck to all of you!
Seven Spring Hill students made the 4A State Honor Band: Brandon, Daniel, Samantha, Cody, Tyler, Hayden, and Brendyn.
On Thursday, December 4, 2014, the Blue Brigade marched in the Christmas parade in downtown Longview. Other local bands also marched in the joint community event.
The Blue Brigade was awarded straight 1s at the UIL Region Marching Contest held on October 14, 2014, earning them a spot at Area competition on October 25. They were one of only four bands from Area C to qualify to move on to State which was held on November 3, in San Antonio. They had the distinction of being the only military style marching band to compete this year at State. The Blue Brigade also competed at NAMMB on November 1, earning a Superior rating and a first place win in Class 4A. Way to go, Blue Brigade!
HS Band Hall 903-446-3386
JH Band Hall 903-323-7819