The Advanced Band is the varsity ensemble comprised of the most musically and technically advanced 7th and 8th grade students. Membership is determined by audition, history of academic eligibility, and level of responsibility in the previous year. The Advanced Band performs the most sophisticated music and participates in the annual UIL Concert and Sight-reading Evaluation. Members of the Advanced Band are expected to participate in the TMEA All-Region auditions and solo recital. Additionally, members of the band are expected to attend all outside of school rehearsals and are strongly encouraged to take private lessons. The Advanced Band is conducted by Mr. Parsons.