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Suzanne Thompson, Band Director

Suzanne Thompson joined the Band staff at Memorial High School in 2013. Before coming to Memorial HS, Mrs. Thompson taught for nine years at various schools including Stratford HS, Chisholm Trail MS in Round Rock, and Pearland JH South. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Sam Houston State University in 2002 and a Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University in 2006. While in college, she was an active horn player in many university ensembles including the SHSU Wind Ensemble, SHSU Symphony Orchestra, SHSU Bearkat Marching Band, FSU Wind Orchestra, FSU Chamber Winds, FSU Symphony Orchestra, and FSU Marching Chiefs. Mrs. Thompson is an avid DCI fan and performed with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps for three years.  She currently plays mellophone with the Houston Texans pep band, Deep Steel Thunder.

Class Schedule


1st Period - Music Theory AP

2nd Period - off campus - middle schools

3rd Period - off campus - middle schools

4th Period - off campus - middle schools

5th Period - Pit Percussion Class

6th Period - Symphonic Band

7th Period - Color Guard / Concert II Band

8th Period - Concert I Band

Afterschool - Sectionals and Rehearsals

Concert I Band Sectional Schedule

In the spring semester, Concert I Band students will meet for a weekly sectional and a full band rehearsal to prepare for the UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest (April 12).  The first sectionals will begin the week of February 6th.  We will sign-up for sectional days in January.

Marching Band Fall Rehearsal Schedule



3:30pm-5:30pm - Pit Percussion Sectional


3:30pm-5:00pm - Brass/Drumline/Color Guard sectionals

5:00pm-6:30pm - Woodwind sectional


3:30pm-6:00pm - FULL BAND rehearsal


3:30pm-6:00pm - FULL BAND rehearsal

*This is the regular marching band rehearsal schedule.  Some days/times may change due to holidays, weekday performances, and other events.  For a detailed Fall rehearsal calendar, please visit the Handouts section in Charms.