District Band Audition Entries

Students interested in auditioning for District/Region Band need to fill out/pay their audition entries using the links below:

Pay by Credit

Pay by Cash/Check

Remember that recording begins on October 31st.  We really need to have all entries completed and paid by Monday October 26th.

This entry was posted on October 21, 2020, in News.

Updated practice schedule, online registration, photos, & summer uniforms

Good morning,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I just wanted to send out a brief reminder of our rotational schedule for this upcoming week.  

Red Team 7:00am – 10:30am M, W

Blue Team 7:00am – 10:30am T, Th

No Rehearsal Friday as previously stated in the Revised Summer Band Packet.

Pictures have been moved back a week to Friday, the 21st in order for us to receive and pass out our summer uniforms.  Online Registration information will be available soon.  We are building the site and forms for electronic payments (and will accept checks too).  Once we begin Online Registration, there will be a window of one week to complete Registration and Summer Uniforms will be passed out as Registrations are completed.  A revised August Calendar with all info restated is also coming soon.

Have a great Sunday!  And we look forward to seeing everyone in person or online this week!

Thank you.

Michael Childress

Director of Bands


This entry was posted on August 10, 2020, in News.

New Director of Bands: Mr. Michael Childress

Dear families, Staff, and Administration of the Smithson Valley Ranger Community,

It is with great honor and excitement that I write to you as the new Director of Bands of Smithson Valley High School. Many of you know me from my time as Assistant Director the last two years. I have loved every minute of teaching our fine students and cannot wait to get back to it again in this new role. I understand I have big shoes to fill. Although we will miss Mr. Boening, a great director, colleague and friend, the future looks bright for the Ranger Band.

I wish I could say that I plan to move into this school year with business as usual, but as you are well aware, we will have to make some concessions in the name of safety. At this time, we do not know what that will look like, but your Band Staff will be working together to provide students with the best experience possible. For the time being, we will consider our calendar to still be in full effect as planned and adjust as needed based on regulation and recommendation from TEA, UIL and Comal ISD. While I hope to provide our students and community with the usual Ranger Band experience, the safety of our students and families will be of the highest importance to the Ranger Band Staff.

I plan to meet with students, parents, and Band Boosters soon via Google Meet to address concerns going into our fall semester and allow everyone a chance to get to know me. Be on the lookout for information regarding the meetings through CutTime email.

To that end, feel free to contact me any time if you have questions moving into our new school year. I am overwhelmed with excitement to lead the world class students and staff of the Smithson Valley Ranger Band.

Thank you and stay safe.

Michael Childress

Director of Bands

This entry was posted on July 20, 2020, in News.