New York Group Picture
You may order our group picture from Time Square in New York City directly from the photographer at the following link.
Alabama All-State Orchestra
Congratulations to Lizzie Haywood for being selected to the 2017 Alabama All-State Orchestra on oboe. We're proud of her accomplishments and her willingness to represent Homewood at this important event.
Senior Band Member Wins Top Student Athlete Award
Saxophone Section Leader and Championship Runner
Senior Tucker Wilson ('16) has been awarded Larry D. Striplin Jr. Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award from The Alabama High School Athletic Association. In addition to his responsibilities as a saxophone section leader, Tucker has also been a member of eight championship cross-country and track and field teams at Homewood High School. On his first attempt at the ACT college entrance test, Tucker scored a perfect 36.
Read more about it in The Homewood Star.
Highest Honors For Homewood Band Students
Full Coverage In The Homewood Star
Three Homewood Band students have been selected to participate in the Alabama All-State Orchestra. Read about it in this great article from our friends at The Homewood Star newspaper.
Patriots Recognized By National Publication
2013 Patriotic Show Remembered
The Homewood Patriot Marching Band was recently featured in an article on Marching.com. The focus of the article was our patriotic show presented at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Bandfest. Director of Bands and Fine Arts Chair; Ron Pence was asked to reflect on the inspiration for the show and memories from this very special chapter in the history of the Homewood Patriot Marching Band. The article may be read on Marching.com
Pictures from the 2013 marching season including BandFest and The Tournament of Roses Parade are available in our image galleries.
Homewood: 2015 Best Community For Music Education
10th Award For Community
Each year The NAMM Foundation and the University of Kansas honor the Best Communities for music education in the United States. This marks the tenth time that Homewood has been selected for this prestigious honor in recognition for our commitment and support of music education.
Click here for a complete listing of the 2015 winners.
All-State Jazz Band
Homewood Patriot Band students are encouraged to audition for the Alabama All-State Jazz Band. Audition information is available on the Alabama Music Educators Association website.
Homewood Concert Bands Receive Highest Honors
Superior Ratings From All Judges
A special congratulations to our student musicians, band faculty and staff for their outstanding performances at the 2015 State Music Performance Assessment. All three Homewood Concert Bands received Superior ratings for each judge. The Chamber Winds received highest honors earning a Superior with Distinction. Well done and congratulations for this outstanding recognition.
We would also like to thank our many volunteers who have been assisting with the MPA. We greatly appreciate your time, commitment and dedication to making the Homewood Patriot Band one of our nation's premiere band programs.