The Mineral Wells Independent School District proudly supports an outstanding band program that strives for excellence in every performance and serves our community as musical ambassadors throughout the state. Mineral Wells High School is also home the acclaimed Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, percussion ensemble and Jazz Band. In 2015, under the direction of band director, Elton Ball, the Mighty Ram Marching Band received 1st Division Rating at UIL Competition.
MWISD offers band in similar classes beginning in the sixth grade. Students in seventh and eighth grade will continue to develop fundamentals presented in the sixth grade. Students at this level will also participate in competitions, UIL contests, and community programs. The high school bands offer multiple opportunities for students to continue to develop into outstanding musicians. Hundreds of people will see and hear the Mighty Ram Band in marching performances during the football season, pep rallies, at parades, and UIL competitions. High school musicians will also participate in the UIL Solo and Ensemble contests.
One of the highlights of the year for our high school students is a spring trip. Trips to such vary in destinations. This year the band traveled to Branson, Missouri to perform on the stage. This has afforded our students the opportunity to see our country and more importantly be seen and heard by an audience that in many cases would not be aware of the quality of musical instruction in Mineral Wells, Texas.
The Mineral Wells Band program offers a variety of musical courses to meet the needs and interests of our students.
The Mineral Wells Ram Band consists of:
- Beginning 6th grade band at Travis Elementary
- 7th & 8th grade bands at Mineral Wells Jr. High
- 9th-12th grade band at Mineral Wells High School