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Ms. Lisa Stiles

Important Notice

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Wind Ensemble

Published on 8/15/2016

Teachers:  Daren Jordan (dajordan@lcisd.org) Lisa Stiles (lstiles@lcisd.org) Patrick Wade (patrick.wade@lcisd.org)

 Conference Time: First Period 8:15 - 9:00       


 This page applies to ALL Classes


Textbook:  Foundations for Superior Performance/Binder - Replacement Cost:  $15.00

                    Essential Elements for Jazz – Replacement Cost:  $15.00


Summary of Course Content:

Symphonic, Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony are designed to meet the needs based upon the ability level of the wind and percussion students.  Instrumental technique, creative expression, and musical interpretation are taught as each relates to performance and the ability level of each performing group.  Music is varied each year to expose students to different contemporary, modern, and classical wind literature.  Students are involved extensively in performances and competitions throughout the year.  Placements in these bands are by audition only.


Grading Procedures: 

Learning objectives are based on performance skills, responsibility, and participation.  Therefore, students are expected to fulfill individual as well as group responsibilities.  Six Weeks grades are based on 100%:


  40%  Minor Grades (before or after school rehearsals/sectional and other daily grades –                           see handbook)

  60% Major Grades (all performances,playing and written tests)


Because band is a performance-based team activity, it is imperative that all members participate in every rehearsal and performance.  Therefore, points will be deducted from the six weeks grade as follows:

An unexcused absence from rehearsals that are an extension of the classroom (sectionals/full band rehearsals)

  •   An unexcused absence from a performance (football games, contests, concerts, competitions)


Expected Outcomes:

The student will gain a higher level of proficiency on their musical instrument and will gain the skills necessary to succeed in future performances through team and individual effort. 

The learning triangle consists of the teacher, the student, and the parent.   Below are suggestions for how the parent can help their child to be successful in the course: 

 1. Monitor the frequency of student practice at home and have the student demonstrate the music      currently being performed in class and/or on the marching band field.

2.  Note the upcoming concerts/contests and attend these events to aid in encouragement and help      promote future success for your child.  These dates are handed out in calendar form and posted      on CHARMS.  (www.charmsoffice.com)

 3.  Encourage your student to prepare and perform a solo or participate in an ensemble at the             University Interscholastic League (UIL) Solo and Ensemble Competition.   All–Region Band       Auditions are another great way to grow as a musician as well.  Having an evaluation of the             student’s performance by a specialist  enhances the student’s perspective in his/her musical            development.

 4.  Please see the GRHS Band Handbook for more specifics.


To become actively involved with the GRHS Band program, please become a member of the George Ranch Band Boosters Club (GRBBC).  For more information, please contact one of the directors.

Teacher Profile

Ms. Lisa Stiles
Band Teacher Hs

My name is Lisa Stiles, and I grew up in the Panhandle of Texas, but moved to the Houston area in 1989.  I received a Music Business degree from West Texas State University and received my Education Certification from the Univeristy of Houston. Since beginning in education in 1992, I have taught in Fort Bend ISD, Katy ISD and now currently in Lamar Consolidated ISD.  I love teaching at George Ranch and look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence established by the Longhorn Band!

Lisa Stiles


GRHS Band Hall :  (832) 223-4354
Class Schedule:
1st Period:  Color Guard
2nd Period:  Percussion
3rd Period:  Jazz Band
4th Period:  Conference
5th Period:  Symphonic Band
6th Period:  Advisory
7th Period:  Wind Ensemble
8th Period:  Wind Symphony

See calendar at:  http://charmsoffice.com

Tutorials:  7:40 - 8:10  Monday - Friday

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