The Luling Eagle Band is comprised of grades 9-12. It is under the direction of Coral Rios and Gary Kennedy. Ms. Rios is currently in her 24th year, 11 years as the assistant and 13 years has the Head Director. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University (TXState). Mr. Kennedy is currently in his 6th year as the assistant director. He graduated from the University of North Texas.
We have 10 years of Sweepstakes with the last 7 straight years of Sweepstakes, UIL State Marching Participants for ’11 and ’13, USSBA State Champions in ’10, TMEA Honor band finalist for 12-13. We have had several ATSSB All-State Students, we have had 1 that has achieved it for 3 years, 2 that have achieved it for 2 years and 5 more that have achieved it for 1 year. We have several students participate in Texas State Solo/Ensemble Contest as well. We have a colorguard as well during marching season. The High School Band performs as all HS Football Games, Capital City Marching Festival, UIL Region Marching Contest, Christmas Concerts, Spring Concerts, Recruiting Concert as well as UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. We also have competed in TMEA Honor Band and ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series and are known state wide in our accomplishments and awards. We are 119 strong and we continue to grow.
The Junior High Bands are comprised of the 8th grade band, the 7th grade band in separate classes. Our Varsity JH band has earned 7 straight years of Sweepstakes. We have numerous of students who participate in ATSSB Region Band and Solo/Ensemble. They perform at all pep rallies, Veteran’s Day programs, Christmas Concert, Spring Concert and UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest.
Our Beginners are group in 5 different classes. We have a woodwind class made up of Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone; a French horn class; a percussion class; and 2 brass classes. They participate in Solo/Ensemble Contest in the Spring. They perform at the Christmas Concert and Spring Concert.