Sheri Engelmann, Director  (click to email)  

Office Phone is 713-251-4422


Jennifer Walsdorf, Assistant Director (click to email) 

Office Phone is 713-251-4553




2017-18 Band placement

To find out you band placement, Click on the link below and login to the Charms website.  

Login to CHARMS

               Use the School Code: Springbranchmsb  and you 

Password: student ID (lunch number)

If you have any trouble with your password, email Ms. Engelmann 

to have it reset. 

Once you are into charms go to the "Documents" section and find the Audition Results.

*While you are in Charms, please take a moment to be sure your information is up to date, especially email addresses and phone numbers.

PARENTS - Please Sign Up to Be a Volunteer 

We love our Parent Volunteers 

We will need a lot of volunteers to help with chaperoning trips and parties

as well as working the Pasta Concert and other events. It is an SBISD requirement

that all volunteer must go online and complete the volunteer sign up and have a 

background check.  You must do this every year, it is only good for the school year.

Just click here and go to the volunteer website to sign up.


Friends of Music 

This is our largest fundraiser for the year.  We ask for donations from parents, and

local businesses.  These donations are used to allow us to hire professional musicians

to come and work with our students during school, to buy new instruments, to repair 

the school owned instruments, and to pay for reward parties and other events

for all of our students.  The following link is a handout you can use to ask for 

donations either money or something for our silent auction (goods or services).

Everyone who makes a donation of $100.00 or more will get an advertisement

all of our Concert Programs for the 2017-18 school year.  Anyone can make a

donation and it is tax deductible.

Friends of Music

Band Handbook

2016-17 Band Handbook (English)

2016-17 Band Handbook (Spanish)

Please take time to read over our Band Handbook.  It includes everything you 

need to know about the SBMS Band.  Grading Policy, Uniforms, etc.



School Owned Instrument Users - please print out your forms, complete and turn in 

to the Band Director no later than Friday, September 1

 along with your $50.00 maintenance fee and additional insurance fee.

School Owned Instrument  Form (English)

School Owned Instrument Form (Spanish)

SBISD offers insurance for school owned instruments please click on the following 

links to read about the insurance and complete the form.

Instrument Insurance Information

Instrument Insurance Forms



Private Instrumental lessons are offered through SBISD here at SBMS.  

We have teachers for every instrument.  These lessons are not required, but they are 

encouraged. Lessons are taught by Professional players who specialize in the 

instrument they teach.  Most of these teachers play in Bands and orchestras through 

out the Houston Area.  A private lesson is 30 minutes of 1 on 1 teaching where the 

student gets the undivided attention of a professional whose specialty is their 

instrument.  Mrs. Engelmann and Ms. Walsdorf are professionals and do play in 

performing ensembles, but we cannot give the students a lot of individual 

attention in class with 10 - 30 other students in the class.  Most of the students who 

take private lessons progress faster in learning to play their instrument.  

Private lessons are for students who are beginning, struggling, AND students who want 

to excel and maybe even move at a faster pace than class.  

For more information click here to download and print.

Private Lesson Information leaflet

Private Lesson Enrollment form