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




UIL Concert and Sight Reading 

Symphonic and Concert Band students are preparing for our UIL Contests.   Click on the

following links to listen to professional recordings of the pieces we are working on.

Symphonic Band

Sunridge March        Into the Arctic           Catch the Wind

Click here for the Pre-UIL Clinic Permission Slip (Due Date Tuesday, March 20)


Concert Band

Union March Skylight      Night Fury


Beginning Band Spotlight Concert

On Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 PM in the SBMS Auditorium we will have our annual

Beginning Band Spotlight Concert.  This Concert is all about our Beginning Band students. 

Click here to download the detailed information letter.

Here is our current Calendar of Events.  It will be updated as events might be altered or added.    

Click here to download a printable copy of the

Symphonic Band March and April Calendar for 2018


Please take a moment to update your information in Charms.  

This is our primary communication tool. 

We need to make sure that your email and phone numbers are correct.

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. 

Music First Online Band Instruction


This year we will be using the Music First online classroom as a part of our curriculum in all of our band classes.  Students will login and have access 24/7 to a variety of music software including online practice tools, music theory composition tools, sight reading help and more.  Some of our assignments will be given online during school or for the students to complete at home during their practice time.

click here to login MUSIC FIRST

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.



Band Handbook

2017-18 Band Handbook


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