Mighty Eagle Band

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Who are we?

The Rowlett High School band is the largest organization on campus and consists of a 250 member marching band, 4 concert bands, 2 jazz bands, and color guard. The RHS Band has enjoyed 20 plus years of growth and success in all musical endeavors. Students in the band are also members of many other clubs, organizations and sports teams on and off campus. Being a member of the RHS band means you will receive a well-rounded education and surround yourself  with others who share a passion for music! We are the MEB (Mighty Eagle Band). 
 

Directors

Director of Bands - Art Ruangtip
Associate Band Director - Javier Rivera
Associate Band Director - Chris McHenry
Head Color Guard Instructor - Ricardo Trejo
Percussion Instructor - Jordan Ferguson
 

Accolades

  • Marching Band - UIL Region, Area, and State Performances
  • All-Region Members 2016 - 36 Students
  • All-Area 2016 - 9 students
  • Solo and Ensemble - 109 First Division Medals
  • ​Concert Bands - Consistent first divisions with Wind Symphony, Honors, and 
  • Symphonic Band
  • ​Jazz Bands - Active concerts and contests including the 2016 TCU Jazz 
  • Festival 6A Champion
  • Texas Bandmasters Association Exemplary Band Program Award 2016

Why join the Rowlett MEB

  • Be a part of the largest organization at RHS
  • Be a part of success
  • Instant friendships in a family environment
  • Positive musical experience
  • Earn your PE credit and Fine Arts credit

In addition...

Consider these little nuggets from a Harris poll showing how more musically inclined kids tend to also go farther in education:
  • 65 % of those with a high school education participated in a music program
  • That figure climbs to 86% for college graduates
  • It reaches nearly 90% for post graduates
  • And if income matters to you, note that 83% of people earning $150,000 or more per year participated in school music programs. 
For more information, please visit the Rowlett Mighty Eagle Band Website
Mighty Eagle marching band

More about our ensembles

Concert bands

The concert bands give a variety of concert and contest performances each year performing in many wonderful concert halls. The concert bands also travel each spring on a three to four night contest trip to a different destination each year. Destinations have included Chicago, New Orleans, San Antonia, Corpus Cristi, and we have future plans to visit places like Branson, Los Angeles, and Orlando Fl. 

Marching band

Everyone in the band program is automatically a member of the marching band and will have the opportunity to earn a spot in next year’s show! The marching band performs at all varsity football games and takes part in three to four marching band contests each season. The Rowlett Mighty Eagle Marching Band is the premiere marching ensemble at Rowlett consisting of approximately 270 members in all four grades. The MEB Marching Band performs at halftime of all football games. Additionally, the MEB regularly participates in local marching festivals and UIL Region and Area marching conctests. 
  • You earn a grade as well as Fine Arts, PE and elective credits for participation.
  • You can also earn your Varsity Letter Jacket in band!

Jazz bands

The Rowlett Jazz Ensembles is one of the more popular concert groups in the Rowlett Band Program.  We have two jazz ensembles at Rowlett. Jazz Ensemble 1 meets during school while Jazz Ensemble 2 meets after school. The twenty four piece ensembles are open to saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and rhythm section that includes drumset, piano, bass and rhythm guitar. The students in the jazz ensembles perform the music of the foremost big band composers, past and present.  Through listening to recordings, critiquing, analyzing, discussion and application, students learn a variety of jazz styles found within this genre.

Color guard

Our award winning Color Guard is made up of musicians and non-musicians. Membership to the color guard is by audition only and is open to non-band members only. The purpose of color guard is to provide visual and musical color along with overall general effect to marching shows in the marching band. During the fall, the color guard performs with the Rowlett High School Marching Band during halftime in football games and various competitions around the State of Texas. The color guard are the dancers on the field, the gorgeous color in the show, and the essence of visual beauty. The guard uses many types of equipment, including flags, sabers, and props. The ladies also wear elaborate costumes for the shows the band performs. The guard is heavily dance oriented and uses several varieties of dance, including ballet, jazz, and modern styles.