MIGHTY BUFFALO BAND

Required forms - Due August 1 of each year.

Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form Physical Form - Page 1 MUST be filled out by everyone every year. Page 2 MUST be completed by first and third year students.

Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form (Spanish)

UIL Rules form - Must be completed ONLY ONCE during HS band.

Travel Permission/ Medical Consent Forms

  • Remind Code - download the app or text the following to 81010

    • For STUDENTS -@22buffband

    • For PARENTS - @f3a47a

DIRECTORS:

Mr. Brian Stewart - Head Director
brian.stewart@giddings.txed.net
979-542-3351 ext. 2923

Mr. Anthony Tiger - Assistant/Middle School Director
anthony.tiger@giddings.txed.net
979-542-3351 ext. 2922

Mr. Austin Leonard, Assistant Director

Mr. Joseph Bankston, Assistant Director

Mrs. Juanita Greene, Color Guard

BAND BOOSTER CLUB

  • President -   Lacey Carvin

  • Vice President - Michelle Janner

  • Secretary - Tasha Ray

  • Treasurer - Lori Nusbaum     

     

     


Mighty Buffalo Band - Latest News

Updated 11/11/2022

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 26TH CONSECUTIVE DIVISION 1 RATING AT UIL REGION MARCHING!

Parents, band kids need your support this year, from bus chaperones to running UIL. Please fill this form out to help out:

GISD Parent Volunteer Application

Disney 2023 Trip Registration is now open. Follow this link to get started. Registration Closes October 15.

Please read the Disney Trip Qualifications.

Upcoming Events

  • December 10 - Region Band Auditions

  • December 13 - Christmas Concert

BAND STAFF BIOS

Brian Stewart, Band Director
Mr. Brian Stewart is beginning his 22nd year in Giddings TX, and 30th year of teaching overall. This will be his 8th year as Director of the High School Band after serving 14 years as Middle School Band Director. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech University in 1993, where he marched with the Goin’ Band From Raiderland, played with the Court Jesters Basketball Band, was a member of, and held offices in, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and studied piano with Dr. Laura Deahl and trombone with Mr. Robert Deahl. He is currently a member of Texas Music Educators Association, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, and Texas Bandmasters Association. Mr. Stewart would like to thank his wife, Jill, and daughters Allison and Paige, for their patience and support.

Mr. Anthony Tiger, Assistant/Middle School Director
Mr. Tiger is starting his 8th year in Giddings. He earned his degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and taught in Oklahoma and Austin prior to Giddings.

Mr. Austin Leonard, Assistant Director

Mr. Leonard is very excited to join the band staff this year for the Giddings High School and Middle School Bands! He graduated from Texas State University in May 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a minor in Psychology. He studied tuba under Raul Rodriguez and has performed with the Symphonic Winds Ensemble, the Concert Band, the Bobcat Marching Band, the Bobcat Basketball Band, and the Tuba-Euphonium Studio.  He serves as a tuba instructor on the Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps Brass Staff. He has served as a marching technician with Johnson High School in Buda, Texas, Rouse High School in Leander, Texas, and Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas. There, he served both as a visual technician and a brass technician. His drum corps experience includes the Troopers from 2015-2016 and the Bluecoats in 2017 where he marched tuba for all three years.

Outside of music, Mr. Leonard loves spending time with his fiancee, watching movies, cooking, and playing D&D. 

Mr. Joseph Bankston, Assistant Director

Mr. Bankston is beginning his 1st year in Giddings. He is also a former Giddings graduate. He received his associate’s degree in arts from Blinn College and received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Texas Tech University. Some of his favorite hobbies include spending time outdoors, reading books, and hanging out with friends and family.